Dedra Palmer enters her first year of coaching at Herkimer. Previously Palmer served as a student assistant coach at SUNY Potsdam where she played soccer from 2008 – 2011. In 2008 Palmer earned the 'Coaches Award' as a center midfielder while sharing the lead for goals. As a senior, Palmer transitioned to the starting goalkeeper for the Bears.
A native of the Mohawk Valley, Palmer played for Whitesboro High School, serving as team captain in her senior year. Palmer found her niche for coaching through local soccer leagues and camps.
Palmer resides in Whitesboro and is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration at Canisius College.