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Wilson’s volleyball team has been a powerhouse in the District for over 21 years, winning 19 out of 21 DCIAA championships, 17 under current head coach Perette Arrington. Wilson is the only DCPS to make it to the State finals, and the only school (public or private) to win a set from the reining State champions. Wilson has sent nearly a dozen student-athletes to play collegiate volleyball at some of the top programs in the country, including NC State, Ohio State, Emory, and George Mason. The vast majority of our players are on Honor Roll.

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HeadCoach Perette Arrington

Perette Arrington

Head Coach - Volleyball

Dr. Perétte Arrington received her Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory (IMPACT) certification in 1998.  At Woodrow Wilson, Dr. Arrington’s teams have won 17 out of 19 City Championship titles, and posted a 2018 DCSAA second place finish at the State Volleyball Championships since she took over as the head coach in 2000.

Dr. Arrington’s career awards include National Federation of High School Coaches Association  2017-2018 Coach of The Year for the District of Columbia; National Federation of High School Coaches Association 2017-2018 Sectional Coach of the Year (Mideast Section); Coach of the Season, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School (Fall 2017); Outstanding Coach of the Year, Pigskin Club of Washington (February 2017); Coach of the Season, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School (Fall 2014); Coach of the Year, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School (May 2003 & 2012); The Washington Post Fall -All-Met Coach of the Year-Volleyball (December 2011); Coach of the Year, District of Columbia Women’s Sports Association (June 2011); and Public School Coach of the Year, Women’s Sports Foundation (February 2003). The Oxon Hill High School graduate and Fort Washington, MD native currently resides in Washington, DC.

Asst Coach Pratice Arrington

Patrice Arrington

Assistant Coach - Volleyball

Patrice Arrington is the Director of College and Career Services at Woodrow Wilson High School, where she councils’ students with their career choices and advises them through the college selection process. Additionally, Ms. Arrington is the NCAA school representative, the Title IX Representative and the Women’s Sports Liaison.

Prior to her work at Wilson High School, Arrington played professional volleyball for 12 years and was a 5-year member of the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team and helped them qualify for the Olympics in 2000 and 2008. During her career, Arrington played for several professional teams in countries such as Holland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Puerto Rico, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. She received several awards included MVP of the Russian Super League.

Arrington has coached Volleyball at the collegiate level for both The George Washington University and Fordham University where she was responsible for recruiting and other team preparations. Arrington is a certified personal trainer specializing in performance enhancement training, weight management, and Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT). Currently, Arrington coaches for the Wilson High School Volleyball team. Along with her sister, Perette, the two have coached the Wilson High School Volleyball team to over 17 DCIAA Championship titles, two third place State finishes, and most recently, runner-up’s in the DC State Championships. Additionally, the Wilson High School volleyball team was ranked 10 th in the Washington Post All- Met Sports for the first time in history.

Arrington graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. While attending the University of Oklahoma, she played volleyball as an outside hitter and ran track. Arrington received numerous All-Conference and All-Tournament Team honors in volleyball and the Most Outstanding Student Athlete two years in a row. She also received the first Prentice Ghatt award for Best Academic Student Athlete of the Year. Arrington earned AVCA All-American honors and still hold records for Oklahoma and the NCAA. Arrington recently graduated with her master’s Degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

volleyball--Elizabeth Mariani

Elizabeth Mariani

Head Coach - JV

Elizabeth is a graduate of the SciMaTech Academy at Wilson High School where she played Varsity Volleyball. She was part of a dedicated team winning consecutive Championships under the leadership of Coach Perette and Coach Patrice! She is proud the DC Volleyball community continues to grow with the support of the sport at Wilson!

Elizabeth is a native Washingtonian and works in Information Technology.  She studied Economics and CS at the University of Maryland, and earned her Master of Science at CUA where she also helped as assistant coach in volleyball. Elizabeth enjoys playing volleyball in her spare time and she is also the DC Chair of the mentor program for high school girls studying STEM fields.

Elizabeth is excited to join the Wilson team in coaching volleyball and help promote this wonderful sport to the younger generation! Elizabeth learned the Junior Varsity team has no budget to provide the high school girls the opportunity to play so she committed to coaching the sport as well as instill a culture of teamwork. She encourages the athletes to learn the sport well and improve their skills playing volleyball throughout their years at Wilson. Elizabeth hopes the excellence, leadership and commitment the Volleyball Coaches bring to Wilson High School will gain financial support in the near future!

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