Deidre Howard (born 1988) is a minor character in Tales from the Tuckerverse. Deidre is the team captain and mid-fielder of the Malibu State College Lady Sharks soccer team. The soccer team is the cross town rivals of the Decker State College Lady Raptors. Deidre is one of the best players on the team. Deidre is quite possible the only player on the team that could move on to the next level.
Deidre was born in East Providence, Rhode Island. She is the middle child in an athletic family. Her older brother was an all-American wrestler who is now a professional mix martial arts fighter. Her younger brother is a rising hockey player and is currently a freshmen at Boston University where he is star in his own right. Her parents coach soccer and track at a local high school.
Growing up Deidre was close friends with the Vaughn twins. She was particularly close with Kat Vaughn the two played on several little league teams together. Their skill level was nearly identical, the big difference was that Deidre tended to be a show boat and ball hog. Kat was the exact opposite and was therefore more liked by coaches and teammates. Their friendship came to an end at the end of their senior year when Kat was picked as team MVP by Deidre's own mother. What was worst was Deidre's scholarship to Decker State College was retracted due to her grades and Kat was given the scholarship.
After spending one year in a local community college to bring up her grades Deidre was recruited and given a full athletic scholarship to Malibu State College. Eager to reignite her rivalry with Kat, Deidre accepted the scholarship and easily made team captain after only a semester. She and Kat are currently rated as two of the state's best players. Their names are both on the list to represent the nation in the Women World Cup.
- Tales from the Tuckerverse: Fame and Misfortune
- Tales from the Tuckerverse: Getting Even
- Tales from the Tuckerverse: Return to Stillsville
- Deidre is based on actress Kaitlin Doubleday.