Camp Director / Head Coach
Lynne Deadrick has completed her 16th season as head coach of the Yellowjacket volleyball team leading the team to a 20-12 season, and a 14-2 conference record. In 2018, she was named UMAC “Coach of the Year”. She captured her 200th win in her Yellowjacket career with a victory over UW-Stout October 10, 2016 and is the all-time wins leader among all UW-Superior volleyball coaches (229-287; .443 Pct.).
Deadrick came to UW-Superior from Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minn., where she was the head volleyball coach for 12 seasons, compiling a 127-192-2 record and guiding the Ironwomen to a region championship and a fifth place national tournament finish in 1999. Deadrick also has 13 years of experience coaching collegiate softball and 15 years as a head high school basketball coach.
Deadrick enjoyed a prolific athletic career at the college level, beginning at Vermilion Community College where she was a four-sport athlete, competing in basketball, softball and track in addition to volleyball. In 1983, Deadrick and her team made a national tournament appearance, finishing tenth in the nation among all junior college volleyball teams. After earning her associates degree from Vermilion, it was on to St. Scholastica where she played volleyball, helping the Saints claim the 1984 Little College Athletic Association national championship .On October 2, 2015, Yellowjacket volleyball coach Lynne Deadrick was inducted into the College of St. Scholastica’s Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 1984 St. Scholastica volleyball team. The following year, Deadrick enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, continued her volleyball career and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in broad field and life science in 1987. At that time she also obtained her Minnesota Coaching Certification. In 1996, Deadrick earned her master's degree from UW-Superior in instruction.
In addition to her coaching duties, Deadrick also serves the UW-Superior athletic department as the assistant director of athletics and senior woman administrator. She remains active in coaching at outside camps including MVI (Midwest Volleyball Instructors) Elite Camps, and UM-Duluth camps.
Deadrick resides in Esko, Minn. with her husband Shane, a transfer coordinator in the admissions department at UW-Superior. They have three children -Kayla, Keely, a four-year volleyball letter winner with the Yellowjackets, and Kory.