A veteran of 29 seasons as a head coach—six years at the University of South Alabama and 25 years at Faulkner State Community College 2 Coastal Alabama — Dr. Ritchie Dulaney has guided the Sun Chief Volleyball team to 408 wins and 332 losses.
Coach Dulaney is a graduate of McGill-Toolen High School where her volleyball team won the state title three out of four years. She was also a member of the basketball team which won two state titles, the track team which won a state title, and the tennis team. She was on the Big 8 All Conference team in 1981, 1983, and 1985. University of Missouri was nationally ranked #15 in 1983. She was female athlete of the year by Phi Sigma Theta in 1982. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama, and a doctorate degree from the University of Nova Southeastern.
Her first coaching job was at the University of South Alabama where she was named Coach of the Year for the Sun Belt Conference in 1987, and where she holds the record for the most wins. She was named Coach of the Year for the ACCC (NJCAA Region 22) in 2010, 2012, and 2013. She was named NJCAA District P Coach of the Year in 2012. In 2012 the volleyball team finished 27-9 and was the ACCC runner-up. The 2012 season marked the first national appearance by Faulkner State.
She is also currently serving as the chairperson of the ACCC Volleyball Committee.