Charlene Johnson Whitted Staff Bio | Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach | BYU Cougar Club

Charlene Johnson Whitted Staff Bio | Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach

Charlene Johnson Whitted
Department
Women's Volleyball

Years at BYU

  • 2015

Responsibilities

  • Assistant women's volleyball coach

Education

  • Graduated from BYU in 1995 with a major in therapeutic recreation

Prior to BYU

  • Served as an undergraduate assistant coach for women's volleyball in 1995
  • Served as an assistant women's volleyball coach at Nebraska from 2003-07
  • Served as the director of volleyball for the American College Connection, beginning in 1999
  • Started Charlene Johnson Whitted Volleyball Camps in 2002
  • Served as an assistant coach of either the Youth or Junior National Teams for USA Volleyball from 2010-13

Playing Career

  • Played volleyball at BYU from 1991-94
  • Played volleyball internationally in Switzerland in 1996
  • Played volleyball with the U.S. National Team from 1997-01
  • Played volleyball internationally in Italy in 2002

Career Highlights

  • Played as the starting setter for the Cougars from 1991-94
  • Helped BYU advance to its first-ever Final Four appearance in 1993 as well as an Elite Eight apperance in 1992
  • Helped her team to three-straight WAC titles from 1992-94
  • Finished her career at BYU second all-time in three categories: career assists (5,321), career assists per game (12.35) and season assists per game (13.13) - a mark that was also fifth in the nation in 1992
  • Received two All-America citations and was the only player in BYU women's volleyball history to receive all-region honors in each of her four years
  • Earned the Best Setter Award at the Olympic Qualification tournament and a fourth-place finish at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games
  • Helped coach Nebraska in her time there to a 124-10 overall record, three Big 12 titles and a national championship in 2006
  • Inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 2006

Hometown

  • Pleasant Grove, Utah
Charlene Johnson Whitted


Whitted joined the BYU women’s volleyball staff in 2015 as an assistant coach.

Whitted was the starting setter for the Cougars from 1991-94. During her time at BYU, she helped lead the Cougars to their first-ever Final Four appearance in 1993 as well as an Elite Eight appearance in 1992. In that span, BYU also amassed three-straight league titles.

Whitted finished her career with the Cougars second all-time in three categories: career assists (5,321), career assists per game (12.35) and season assists per game (13.13) – a mark that was also fifth in the nation in 1992. In addition to two All-America citations, she was the only player in BYU women's volleyball history to receive all-region honors during her each of her four years on the team.

In 1995, she served as an undergraduate assistant coach at BYU before leaving to play professionally overseas for a year in Switzerland. Whitted returned to her native country in 1997 to begin a five-year stint with the U.S. National Team, which was capped off with earning the Best Setter Award at the Olympic Qualification tournament and a fourth-place finish at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games held in Australia. She then went to Italy to play another year professionally.

From 2003-07, Whitted served as an assistant coach of Nebraska's women's volleyball program. While there, she helped coach her squad to a 124-10 overall record, three Big 12 titles and a national championship in 2006.

Additionally in 2006, Whitted was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame.

Starting in 1999, Whitted became the director of volleyball for the American College Connection. She has served as its director for the past 17 years, with the exception of her time with the Huskers.

In 2002, Whitted began Charlene Johnson Whitted Volleyball Camps, touring the country teaching the skills of the sport to colleges, schools and club teams.

Before returning to BYU, Whitted was an assistant coach of either the Youth or Junior National Teams for USA Volleyball from 2010-13. She helped the 2010 squad earn a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games.