Brett Holt - Director of Volleyball Operations/ Head
Women's Volleyball Coach
Brett Holt begins his fifth season as women’s volleyball head coach, and second as Director of Volleyball Operations, at MVC. Last fall his Vikings continued to take the program to another level, putting together a third-straight 20-win season for the first time in over 20 years. The Vikings posted 23 wins in 2015, 21 wins in 2014 following a 24-win campaign in 2013. In four full seasons with the women’s program he has a combined record of 87-47. Holt has coached 19 all-conference players including six first team and four second team selections, 17 NAIA scholar athletes, 35 Heart scholar athletes, and the school’s first ever AVCA All-Midwest region player in 2013, setter Tarrah Sweet. In 2014, Rebecca Jones became Holt's second AVCA All-Midwest Region selection, with Samantha Voils named to the all-region team by the AVCA in 2015. Under the direction of Coach Holt, the program has also won the last four NAIA national team scholar awards as well as four consecutive AVCA Team Academic Awards. Coach Holt also served as the men's volleyball head coach, from 2012 through 2014, and posted a 67-28 record in three seasons.
In college, Coach Holt was a four-year setter on The Ohio State University men’s volleyball club team. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in sport and leisure studies with a concentration in recreation management and coaching from The Ohio State University in June 2001. Previous to joining the staff, Coach Holt has held various coaching positions at the high school, club, and collegiate club levels. As the varsity assistant at West Holmes High School in Millersburg, Ohio from 1999-2006, the team made six appearances in the Ohio High School Division 2 State Final Four, including runner-up finishes in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He was also the head coach from 2000-2005 of the women’s club team at The Ohio State University, where in 2005, he guided the
Buckeyes to a National runner-up finish at the N.I.R.S.A Collegiate Club Championships in Kansas City. He spent 2011 as the head coach of the 17-U National girl’s team with Mintonette Sports, the top club program in Central Ohio.
Coach Holt received his Master’s Degree in sport and athletic business administration from the University of Central Missouri in June of 2013.
Tamika Drake -
Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach
Tamika Drake, aka “Coach T”, is entering her third season on the Viking coaching staff. In addition to her role as the Missouri Valley assistant women’s volleyball coach, she will also assist the men’s volleyball program. Drake is also an Academic Advisor in the MVC Student Success Center.
As a student-athlete in college, Coach Drake earned a walk-on position and played two seasons at The Ohio State University as defensive specialist and one season on The Ohio State University women’s volleyball club team. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/ Pre-medicine and African/African-American Studies minor at The Ohio State University in the spring of 2005.
Prior to joining the MVC coaching staff, Coach Drake coached various teams at high school and club levels. As the Head Varsity Coach at Euclid High School in Euclid, Ohio from 2007-2011, her team won the Lake Erie League championship in 2010-11. Coach T was voted 2010 Northeast Ohio District 2 Coach of the Year and Lake Erie League Coach of the Year. Coach T has also coached several girls 16-u, 17-u and 18-u with Eastside Volleyball Club in Cleveland, Ohio and Fort Bend Fire Volleyball Club in Houston, Texas.
Coach T received her Master's in kinesiology, with an emphasis in sports management, from the University of Central Missouri in May of 2016.
Collin Cohen - Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach
Collin Cohen enters his first season as graduate assistant coach for the women's volleyball program. Originally from Sacramento, Cali., Cohen played collegiate volleyball at Santa Barbara (Calif.) City College before transfering to Indiana University-Purdue University- Fort Wayne, where he played opposite. After graduating from IPFW, Cohen coached for Pineapple Volleyball Club out of Fort Wayne for two years, along with coaching Jesuit (Calif.) High School in Sacramento where he guided the JV team to a 15-4 record.