Allegra Derzon

Experience and Background 

I began coaching in 2005 in Little Rock, Arkansas where I coached 16s club. I then spent the next 15 years in Las Vegas where I was the head coach for both the men’s and women’s volleyball programs at Rancho High School (23 seasons altogether).  I am currently the assistant varsity coach at Homestead High School (for the past two years) and have coached for Wisconsin Premier for the past two years at 12s and 13s. 

Coaching Philosophy
Like all coaches, I love winning; however, winning is the most result oriented we can be as humans. I believe that a growth mindset is the most valuable way of living and playing volleyball that we can teach our young athletes. If I value growth, competition, work ethic, pursuit, and being a great teammate, my practice and my coaching must reflect that. When I prioritize these values and act accordingly, the wins will follow.
Certifications and Training 

Coaching licenses or certifications


Anytime I help an athlete and they go out on the court and “get it” and turn and look at me and smile.
Personal Touch 

My closest friends call me Otter, I collect anything unicorn related, I love shopping for Christmas in July, I have a secret bookshelf door in our house, and I have two dogs – Herbie and Aunt Betty.