Michelle Collier just completed her sixth year as head coach of the Georgia Tech volleyball team. She was named the eighth head volleyball coach at Georgia Tech in March 2014.
Collier was named ACC Coach of the Year and AVCA Region Coach of the Year in 2019 for leading the Jackets to its first NIVC Championship and second-place finish in the ACC after a 11th-place projected finish in preseason. It marked the Jackets’ highest finish in conference play since 2004 when they went undefeated to claim the regular season title. The Yellow Jackets finished the regular season with a 21-8 record, its first 20-win season since 2016 when the Jackets went 24-8. Collier is only the third Georgia Tech head coach to earn the honor.
Pinheiro, a native of Rio de Janeiro, coached with the Brazil Women’s National Team since 2005 and served as the head coach for the U23 Brazil Women’s National Team from 2011-14. In addition to coaching at the top level in Brazil, he has also coached at the professional level in Turkey, Puerto Rico, and Spain.
With the Brazilian National Team, he claimed gold medals at the 2012 London and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Pinheiro aided the Georgia Tech volleyball staff during the 2016 season as a consultant. The Jackets saw their best season since 2004, recording the best overall (.750) and ACC (.750) winning percentages in 12 years.
Wilson, a native of Broadview, Ill., comes to The Flats from Michigan State, where she served as the volunteer assistant for the Spartans during the 2018 season.
Prior to her stint at Michigan State, Wilson began her coaching career as an assistant at DePaul for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The Blue Demons’ middle blocker, Jasmine King, was a second team all-BIG EAST selection under the tutelage of Wilson.
Wilson also brings in an impressive playing career, as a four-time national and Big Ten champion at Penn State. She was tabbed an AVCA all-American three times with the Nittany Lions before going on to play five years professionally overseas.