2011 Volleyball
Record: 32-2 Home: 9-0 Away: 7-2 Neutral: 16-0 RRAC: 9-0
Todd Lowery
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Todd Lowery
Head Coach
3rd Season
Todd Lowery was named Head Women's Volleyball Coach at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College on March 2009.
 
Lowery came to UTB/TSC after a successful six-year stint as Head Women's Volleyball Coach at National American University in Rapid City, S.D. His 2002 and 2006 teams won the NAIA National Women's Volleyball championships with undefeated 41-0 records both times.
 
Lowery's won-loss record is impressive. In six years at NAU, his career record was 211 victories and 22 losses, a winning percentage of 90.5 percent. He has also coached two NAIA Players of the Year and six NAIA Region III Most Valuable Players.
 
His first year at UTB/TSC resulted in a 34-3 record and a Red River Athletic Conference championship. The Scorpions reached the NAIA National Championship quarterfinals and had two players gain All-America status.
 
During his second year as Scorpion head coach in 2010, the Scorpions posted a 38-2 record, the best won-loss percentage in the history of UTB/TSC volleyball in the NAIA era. The Scorpions won the RRAC title again, and reached the semifinals of the NAIA National Championship. Two Scorpions were named NAIA All-Americans.
Year  School
Rec.
Pct.
Place
2002
National American (S.D.)
41-0
1.000 1st
2003 National American
39-3
.929
T-5th
2004 National American
31-5
.861
T-3rd
2005 National American
33-3
.917
T-3rd
2006 National American
41-0 1.000 1st
2007 National American
26-11
.703
T-5th
2009  UTB/TSC 34-3 .919
T-5th
2010 UTB/TSC 38-2 .950 T-3rd
   Total 283-27 .913 .
Including his two years at UTB/TSC, Lowery has amassed a career record of 283 wins and 27 losses for a .913 winning percentage, the highest mark among active coaches in the NAIA.

Lowery's four other teams at National American all advanced to the NAIA National Tournament. His 2003 team went 39-3 and lost in the quarterfinals; his 2004 team went 31-5 and advanced to the semifinals; his 2005 team went 33-3 and advanced to the semifinals; and his 2007 team went 26-11 and advanced to the quarterfinals.   

After the 2007 season, NAU dropped its volleyball program, leaving Lowery without a team and his players without a school to play for. He did not coach during the 2008 season.

Lowery was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2006, and is a six-time recipient of the NAIA Region III Coach of the Year award from 2002-07.

In his two years as Scorpions' head coach, UTB/TSC won the RRAC titles with a perfect 16-0 record in 2009 and 14-0 mark in 2010. The Scorpions did not lose a single set in 2009, and only lost two sets in conference play in 2010.

Lowery was named RRAC Coach of the Year both years. He also received NAIA Mid-South Region Coach of the Year honors in 2009 and 2010.

Lowery has also produced strong academic teams. His 2007 National American team had a combined grade point average of 3.77, and the teams for the previous three years had combined GPAs of 3.24, 3.42 and 3.61. His first UTB/TSC team in 2009 posted a combined GPA of 3.1.
 
Prior to his six years at NAU, Lowery served as the graduate assistant coach for the Chadron State College (Neb.) volleyball program from August 2000 to May 2002 while working in the Nelson Physical Activity Center.
 
Lowery earned a Master of Education degree in Education Administration in 2002 from Chadron State. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education with a Minor in Athletic Coaching, Chemistry, and Health and Wellness from Black Hills State University (S.D.) in 2000.
 
2011 Volleyball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrev. School
1Michelle MarquesSORS6-2Minas Gerais, BrazilColegio Aplicacao
3Yenifer CalcanoJROH5-9Santo Domingo, DRMiami Dade College (Fla.)
4Erica ChimakJROH6-1Sao Paulo, BrazilE.E. Prof. Gloria Azedia Bonetti
5Lauren BerletchSOOH/DS5-6Brownsville, TexasPorter HS
6Paula BarrosJRRS/S5-9Sao Paulo, BrazilNorthwest College (Wyo.)
7Katharina NobelSRMB6-4Leer, GermanyUniversity of Arkansas-Little Rock
8Danica MarkovicSOOH5-11Subotica, SerbiaPolytechnical School
9Ana GuerraSOMB6-1Sao Paulo, BrazilColegio Aplicacao
10Amber BrooksSRS5-7Alvin, TexasUniversity of Houston
11Jennifer KowalskiFRMB5-11McAllen, TexasMemorial HS
12Anayeli TrevinoSRDS5-1Brownsville, TexasRivera HS
13Belinda CarreonSROH/DS5-6Brownsville, TexasLopez HS
14Vanja JoksicFROH6-1Gornji Milanovac, SerbiaTechnical School Nikola Tesla
Todd Lowery - Head Coach - 3rd season
Roberta Santos - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Sam Jones - Manager