WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH
Indian River State College is preparing for a new season of women’s basketball with new head coach Diana Couch. Coming to IRSC after spending the last 11 years coaching in Kansas at several Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference colleges, Couch has an accomplished record in what is regarded as one of the nation’s top conference in Community College women’s basketball. With scrimmage games underway and the season tip-off on November 3 at Daytona State College, the team is preparing for an exciting and competitive season.
Couch comes to IRSC from Fort Scott Community College in Kansas where she spent three seasons as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach of the FSCC Greyhounds. During her time at Fort Scott (2009-2012), she led her team to the regional finals, a feat that has only been accomplished twice in the program history. Under her leadership over 50% of the team consistently earned membership in Phi Theta Kappa (National Academic Honor Society) and ranked nationally twice for the team GPA. Couch’s players regularly received player of the week honors, along with conference, regional and NJCAA honors. She has been able to place her players at various levels of universities ranging from NAIA to DI, including full academic scholarships.
Prior to FSCC she Couch at NCAA Division II Newman University in Wichita (2007-2009), where she was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for two seasons. Her first head coaching position was at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS (2004-2007). There Couch again made her mark taking her team to post season play and consistently receiving National academic honors for team GPA, while placing her players at various levels. Couch started her coaching career in Kansas as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Independence from 2001-04.
Prior to coaching in Kansas, Couch served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Brevard Community College in Melbourne, FL for two seasons (1999-2001). Couch's high school coaching career includes two years as a varsity assistant coach at Eau Gallie High School (1998-2000) in Melbourne, FL. Prior to that, she served four years as a varsity assistant coach at Titusville High School, helping the Lady Terriers establish one of the best seasons in the program history and build a winning tradition.
Couch has coached several AAU teams, leading her Women's 21 and under team to a second-place finish in the 2000 AAU National Championship and her Women's Open Division team to a third-place finish in the 2001 AAU National Championship.
Couch earned her associates in arts degree from Brevard Community College and went on to get associate of science degree in Photography from Daytona Beach Community College Southeastern Photographic Institute. She earned her bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida. Indian River welcomes Coach Diana Couch to the Pioneer’s coaching staff.
Welcome Assistant Coach Vanessa Guzman-Santiago to the Pioneer's coaching staff.