Enjoy a day of volleyball camaraderie with Drury University Volleyball as they host area coaches in this annual event. With a speaking line-up to be announced soon, topics of interest for volleyball coaches of all levels will be addressed. Lunch is included.
March 6th, 2020
Who: Open To School & Club Coaches
Check-In: 8:30 AM
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
1st Coach By Feb. 21st: $80
Each Additional Coach By Feb. 21st: $60
All Coaches After Feb. 21st: $95
Locations: Drury University's O'Reilly Family Event Center
Coleman Lee after his first season as head coach of the Central Methodist volleyball program finished 33-4 with an .892 winning percentage. He was named coach of the year for his 2019 season.
He spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach under Allison Jones-Olson.In those two seasons, Lee helped guide the Eagles to a 56-20 record, including a trip to the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship for the first time in school history. During his time at Central Methodist, Coach Lee has helped train three All-Americans, two Heart Players of the Year and 11 All-Conference selections
Prior to arriving at Central Methodist, Lee spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Westminster College. He helped lead the team to an overall record of 41-24 and two conference championship appearances.
Lee has served as the Director of Operations at H2 Columbia since 2015. In those four seasons, he has sent over 35 student-athletes on scholarships to the collegiate level. He has placed three H2 Columbia squads in the top 25 of the HOA Region in every season, including three top-15 finishes and multiple Elite 8 appearances at national qualifiers. Lee also operates college preparatory camps across the state of Missouri and continues to grow the game of volleyball at the highest and most competitive level possible in mid-Missouri.
Prior to his time on a college bench, Lee had stints as the head coach at both Wheaton and Fulton High School.
Lee is a 2010 graduate of Drury University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in History and his Elementary Teaching Certificate.
Jen Gomez enters her fourth year as head volleyball coach at Pittsburg State University after being hired to the position in December 2015.
Gomez came to Pittsburg State after serving five seasons as head coach at NCAA Division II member Colorado State University-Pueblo.
In 2018, Gomez guided the Gorillas to an 18-13 overall record – the program's highest win total since 2009.
Overall, Gomez has 13 years of collegiate head coaching experience and a 233-196 career coaching record. She averaged 26.8 wins per year in five seasons as head coach at Oklahoma City University from 2006-10 while restarting a program that had been dormant on campus since 1983.
Additionally, Gomez served as an assistant coach at her alma mater, CSU-Pueblo (then University of Southern Colorado), from 2000-03 and at Angelo State University, from 2004-05, growing in the profession under a pair of legendary coaches in Tom Shoji and Kathleen Brasfield.
A native of Dodge City, Kan., Gomez was an NJCAA All-America player at Garden City Community College, as well as an NJCAA Scholar Athlete, before twice earning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors at CSU-Pueblo.
Gomez is married to Chanc Gomez. The couple has four children: daughter Micah, 9, son, Ryder, 5, and twin sons, Kash and Colt, who turned one on Aug. 17.
Jenifer Bahner will start her sixth year as Drury's head volleyball coach in 2019 and is coming off of a break-through season in 2018.
Bahner led the Panthers to their best-ever record as an NCAA-II program as they went 28-7, won a co-conference championship for the first time in team history going 15-3 in the GLVC, they earned their first-ever bid to the NCAA-II tournament and were awarded a host bid to the Midwest Regional. The Panthers advanced to the second round of the national tournament after a opening round win over Hillsdale. The season also produced five all-conference selections, three All-Midwest Region performers, and the program's first NCAA-II All-Americans as Bentley Mara and Kendra Sater were both honorable mention honorees at the national level.
Bahner was inducted into the Cowley College Athletics Hall of Fame in January of 2019 and has been a two-time recipient of the AVCA's 'Thirty-Under-Thirty' award.
Bahner will enter 2019 with a record of 104-53, her .662 winning percentage ranks first all-time among Drury volleyball head coaches, and last year she moved into second place at DU in career victories. Bahner won her 100th career game as Drury's coach on Oct. 27, 2018 in a 3-2 win over Truman State at the O'Reilly Family Event Center.
In 2017, Bahner was inducted into the National Junior College Athletics Association Hall of Fame for her work at Cowley County (Kan.) Community College where her teams compiled a record of 177-16 during her five years as a head coach. Her squads won two national junior college championships, finished as the national runner-up twice, posted one third place finish and won the Jayhawk East Conference in each of her five seasons as head coach. She was named NJCAA National Coach of the Year twice during her tenure.
In 2009, Bahner led Cowley to a 32-5 record and national runner-up finish (losing in five sets to Illinois Central), earning District Coach of the Year honors at age 24.
The following season saw her squad finish 34-4, post a 29-game winning streak, and finish third at the national tournament. That set the stage for the school's run to a first-ever national volleyball championship in 2011 when Bahner's Tigers went 38-2 and ended the year on a 22-match winning streak by beating Oakland (Mich.) in the finals. The Tigers didn't lose a match again until the national title game in 2012 when Grand Rapids snapped their 60-game winning streak.
Her final Tigers squad rolled into the title game against a 52-2 Parkland team and emerged with the five-set victory and won the Jayhawk East Conference title for a fourth straight year while extending the school's home-court winning streak to 60 matches with a squad that featured four JUCO All-America selections.
Bahner played collegiately at Baker (Kan.) University where she graduated magna cum laude. She began her coaching career at Pittsburg State as a graduate assistant, helping PSU to a pair of top 25-finishes and NCAA-II tournament berths in her two years with the program.
Bahner has two daughters, Paityn (6) and Emersyn Grace (3).
In just two short years at Henderson State, Phil McDaniel has quickly revitalized the proud tradition of Reddies volleyball with a 42-20 record. McDaniel was hired as the Reddies' head coach in February of 2017 and begins his third season at the helm of the Henderson State volleyball program in 2019.
In his first year, McDaniel led the Reddies to 14 wins, their most in a single season since 2010, which included Henderson's first victory over Harding since 2009. In year two, Henderson took a huge step forward, and produced one of the finest seasons in school history. The Reddies won 28 matches, a school-record 13 Great American Conference contests, and reached the GAC Tournament Championship Final at the Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs. Henderson's 28 victories were the most for the program since 2001.
Before coming to Arkadelphia, McDaniel built a long and impressive resume which included head coaching stops at Drake University and South Dakota State, as well as assistant coaching position at several top Division I and II institutions. His career also includes successful head coaching positions on the high school and club levels.
McDaniel spent the 2016 season as an assistant coach at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he was responsible for recruiting as well as working with the Wolves’ defensive play. NSU finished the season ranked No. 21 in the final AVCA Division II Top 25 Poll.
Prior to his stint at Northern State, McDaniel served as head coach at South Dakota State from 2011 to 2015. During his time in Brookings, South Dakota, he had two Jackrabbits earn First-Team All-Summit League honors, two named to the Summit League All-Freshman Team, and eight garnered Summit League Player of the Week accolades.His teams at South Dakota State earned Academic All-American Volleyball Coaches Association honors all four years, by compiling a grade point average of 3.3 or better each year.
McDaniel's first DI head coaching job came at Drake University, where he rebuilt the Bulldog volleyball program which had tallied only seven wins in 2007. With McDaniel at the helm, Drake reached numerous program milestones including qualifying for the Missouri Valley Tournament in 2009 and 2010, with a total of four players receiving all-conference honors, including the program’s first First-Team MVC honoree in over a decade. In 2009, the Bulldogs registered a 22-12 record and followed with a 23-11 mark in 2010. McDaniel served as an assistant coach at South Dakota State from 2005 to 2008. During his tenure at SDSU, he helped the Jackrabbits to the 2007 Summit League title and the school’s first-ever Division I NCAA Tournament appearance.
Clinic Host: Jenifer Bahner, Head Coach, Drury University
Currently in her seventh season at the helm of the UMKC volleyball program, Christi Posey recently won her 100th career game
With the team’s success, Posey has moved into the top spot on the UMKC all-time wins list and is the only one on the list who holds a winning record. In her six seasons, she has amassed a winning record in five consecutive years after the program accumulated just one winning season in the 24 years prior to her arrival.
Prior to joining the UMKC program, Posey has spent eleven seasons as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at the University of Kansas, where she landed the No. 26 ranked class in the nation according to PrepVolleyball.com in 2010.
Bahner completed her fifth season as Drury's head coach last fall and has gone 104-53 with the Panthers. In 2018 she led the program to its most successful season ever going 28-7, a co-championship in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, the team's first-ever national ranking, and the program's first appearance in the NCAA-II tournament. Drury also had their first players ever named NCAA-II All-Americans by the AVCA; they had three All-Midwest Regional selections and a team-record five all-conference selections.
In only five years, Bahner ranks second all-time at Drury in career coaching wins in volleyball, and her .662 winning percentage ranks first.
Anna Howle- Oklahoma Baptist UniversitySince coming to OBU, Howle has coached the team to four seasons with 30 or more wins, and is 272-115 over 10 seasons. She has coached three Sooner Athletic Conference Freshmen of the Year, a three-time SAC MVP, a SAC Newcomer of the Year, a two-time SAC Libero of the Year, two SAC Setters of the Year, a SAC Hitter of the Year, nine All-Americans, six NAIA Scholar Athletes, seven CoSIDA Academic All-District recipients, two GAC Academic All-Conference members and 37 All-Conference players. The 2017 Lady Bison team finished 18-15 and qualified for the Great American Conference postseason in the program's first year as full members of the NCAA. OBU finished third in the regular season and made it to the conference semifinal match by defeating Ouachita Baptist in the opening round of the tournament for the first-ever GAC postseason win in program history
Oklahoma Baptist University head coach Anna Howle began her college coaching career at the helm of the Lady Bison in 2008.
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