"I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Silvia and the 18 travel team for a third year. I am looking forward to a great, winning season. I strive to take my experience as a former professional player and collegiate coach to help each athlete become the best volleyball players. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Patrice Arrington is the Director of College and Career Services at Woodrow Wilson High School, where she councils’ students with their and 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, and gives private and semi-private volleyball instruction under Arrington Elite Volleyball. Along with her sister, Perette, the two have coached the Wilson High School Volleyball team to over 18 DCIAA Championship titles out of 20, two third place State finishes, and two runner-up’s in the DC State Championships. Additionally, the Wilson High School volleyball team was ranked 10th 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 and recently earned her certificate from NYU’s Tisch Institute of Global Sport in the Fundamentals of Global Sports Management.