Dionne McCollum hired as Director of Athletics

Dionne McCollum hired as Director of Athletics

On December 10, 2018 Delta College announced the hiring of Dionne McCollum as the new Director of Athletic and Student-Athlete Development. 

Please join the Pioneer family in welcoming Dionne McCollum to Delta College.  

Prior to arriving at Delta, Dionne served as Assistant Athletic Director for the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, DC for the past five years.  During that time, she oversaw the sports of Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, and Flag Football. She also oversaw approximately 140 coaches. She played a major role in growth and expansion of both middle school and high school athletic programs. Creating and implementing both skill development clinics and coaching clinics. She set a standard to by moving all championship games to collegiate campuses. Prior to her departure she was coordinating the first international trip for the sport of basketball. 

Dionne has also served as a collegiate woman's basketball coach. Beginning her career as the Assistant Coach at NJCAA Division I Pratt Community College for one year.  Moving on to NCAA Division II Kentucky State University  as Assistant Coach at for 3 years, where she assisted in the team's back to back winning seasons and was the position coach to 2009-2010 Rookie of the Year, Stephanie Harper and Kiara Morgan who lead DIV II in blocked shots. She also coached to All Conference Player, Latrice Watkins. She served as Associate Head Coach at NAIA Division II Marygrove College for two seasons. Completing her coaching career as Assistant Coach at NCAA Division II Elizabeth City State University for 3 years, where she aided in the team finishing with a 24-4 season in 2012-2013 and was the position coach to 2011-2012/2012-2013 All Conference Player Stephanie Harper.  

Additionally, she has taught Athletic Injury and Preventions courses as an adjunct professor at Elizabeth City State University and served as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at Academy of Oak Park in Oak Park, MI. 

Dionne played basketball throughout her academic career, beginning on the NJCAA level at Wayne County Community College District. She completed her basketball career in 2005 at Kentucky State University.  She holds a BA in Physical Education from Kentucky State University, an MA in Athletic Training from The University of Findlay and is currently working on her PhD in Sports Leadership and Sports Management from University of Concordia Chicago.  Dionne is a native of Detroit, Michigan and is excited about joining the team here at Delta. 

Dionne is married to Dominic McCollum and has two children, Demi and Dominic Jr.