2012 Volleyball
Record: 30-2 Home: 7-0 Away: 12-1 Neutral: 11-1 RRAC: 11-0
Todd Lowery
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Todd Lowery
Head Coach
4th 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.

 

Lowery won his third national championship in his third year at UTB/TSC. The Scorpions went 32-2,  and the national title was the first for the university in any sport. Two players were named NAIA All-Americans.
 
In 2012 UTB/TSC posted a 30-2 overall record and were the RRAC regular season and conference tournament champions. UTB/TSC advanced to the semifinal match (Final Four) of the NAIA National Tournament. Four players 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
2011 UTB/TSC 32-2 .941 1st
2012 UTB/TSC 30-2 .937 3rd
   Total 345-31 .917 .
Including his four years at UTB/TSC, Lowery has amassed a career record of 345 wins and 31 losses for a .917 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 2011, and is a six-time recipient of the NAIA Region III Coach of the Year award from 2002-07.

In his three years as Scorpions' head coach, UTB/TSC won three RRAC titles with a perfect 16-0 record in 2009, 14-0 mark in 2010, and 9-0 record in 2011. The Scorpions did not lose a single set in 2009, lost two sets in conference play in 2010, and lost only one in 2011.

Lowery was named RRAC Coach of the Year and NAIA Mid-South Region Coach of the Year honors in each of the three seasons.

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.
 
2012 Volleyball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrev. School
1Michelle MarquesJRRS6-2Minas Gerais, BrazilColegio Aplicacao
2Caroline SilvaFRS5-6Sao Paulo, BrazilE.E. Prof. Nelson do Nascimento Mon
3Katarina StepanovicFRMB6-2Barosevac, SerbiaPravno-Birotehnicka Skola Dimitrije
4Erica ChimakSROH6-1Sao Paulo, BrazilE.E. Prof. Gloria Azedia Bonetti
6Paula BarrosSRRS/S5-9Sao Paulo, BrazilNorthwest College (Wyo.)
7Danielle MarquesFROH6-1Minas Gerais, BrazilCESU- Custodio Furtado de Souza
8Danica MarkovicJROH6-0Subotica, SerbiaPolytechnical School
9Ana GuerraJRMB6-1Sao Paulo, BrazilColegio Aplicacao
11Jennifer KowalskiSOMB5-11McAllen, TexasMemorial HS
14Vanja JoksicSOMB6-1Gornji Milanovac, SerbiaTechnical School Nikola Tesla
15Lauren BerletchJROH/DS5-6Brownsville, TexasPorter HS
18Katarina BursacFRS5-10Belgrade, SerbiaPTT Secondary Technical School
Todd Lowery - Head Coach - 4th season
Roberta Santos - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Sam Jones - Manager - 2nd season