Knights volleyball announces new head coach

Former SDSU standout Audra Dent hired as head coach for women’s indoor and sand volleyball programs


Audra Dent is the new head coach of San Diego City College’s volleyball program. San Diego City College Athletics photo

Antonio Contreras, Multimedia Journalist

A new era in women’s indoor volleyball has officially begun at San Diego City College with the hiring of Audra Dent as the new head coach.

The news was shared in a press release on the City College athletics website last week.

It comes a month after the former San Diego State volleyball player was announced as the coach of the Knights sand volleyball team.

“I am thrilled to be the new head coach for the indoor volleyball program,” Dent said, according to the press release. “I can’t wait for the opportunity to lead this team and create something special.”

“I am committed to instilling a culture in this program that is based around hard work, discipline, mutual respect, and success,” Dent added.

The Santa Cruz native played four years at SDSU as an outside hitter. During the 2005 season, she was one of two Aztecs to start all 30 matches, according to She also led the Mountain West Conference in kill average that year.

After finishing her playing career, she began coaching high school volleyball.

She started as the first assistant at Cathedral Catholic High School, where the Dons won four state championships and eight California Interscholastic Federation-San Diego Section titles.

She then spent the next seven years as the head coach and program director at Francis Parker High School for both the indoor and sand teams, reaching the CIF-SDS Championship against Otay Ranch in 2021.

In addition to her successful coaching career, Dent is an educator and earned her master’s degree in 2013.

“Audra is amazing,” Athletic Director Aaron Detty said in the press release. “Her experience, passion for success, and love for students is undeniable. I look forward to many years of success working with Coach Dent.”