2017 will be Coach Steven Dickey’s 4th season at the helm of the volleyball program. He is a native of Jackson, MS where he was selected Jackson Metro Baseball Player of the year in 1981. He went on to play at Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS and then at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS where he graduated earning a Bachelor of Education degree. Upon graduation from Mississippi College, Dickey went to work at the Vicksburg YMCA where he organized an adult club volleyball team and began hosting tournaments as well as playing in tournaments in the Southeast, even participating in the YMCA National Championship in Evansville, Indiana in 1995. In addition to his indoor background, he has won numerous 2 person outdoor sand and grass tournaments in both Mississippi and Louisiana.
Coach Dickey is married to the former Belinda Upchurch of Vicksburg, MS and they have 2 sons, Wes and Caleb, who both played baseball at JDCC. Caleb is married to the former Lauren Pierce who was a player on Coach Dickey’s inaugural team in 2014.
The Dickey family moved to Brewton in 2008 where Steven serves as President/CEO of the Brewton Area YMCA. Coach Dickey promotes and continues to build the youth volleyball program at the YMCA and has a desire to encourage girls in their love for volleyball and in the development of their skills at an earlier age.