2013 Volleyball
Record: 37-0 Home: 18-0 Away: 16-0 Neutral: 3-0 RRAC: 13-0
Todd Lowery
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Todd Lowery
Head Coach
5th 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 in Brownsville in 2010, he posted a 38-2 record, the best won-loss percentage in the history of UTB/TSC volleyball in the NAIA era. His team won the RRAC title again, and reached the semifinals of the NAIA National Championship. Two of his players were named NAIA All-Americans.

Lowery won his third national championship in his third year at UTB/TSC. He 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.

In 2013, the 21-year old merger between UTB and TSC ended. The women's volleyball program competes for UTB and their new mascot is the Ocelots.

The Ocelots finished 2013 as NAIA National Champions with an undefeated record, the first at UTB, of 37-0 which gave Lowery his fourth overall national title and second at UTB. Danica Markovic was selected as the NAIA Player of the Year and had five other players receive All-American honors. UTB also won the RRAC title for the fifth time in a row and was named RRAC Co-Coach of the year. Over the course of the season, Lowery's UTB squad beat an total of ten teams in the NAIA Top 25. The Ocelots started the season ranked No. 3 in the country but a home win over then No. 1 Concordia  gave them the number one spot and they never relenquished it taking it all the way to the national title game. 

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 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. They 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.

Todd Lowery's Coaching Record

  School Record 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
2013 UTB 37-0 .1000 1st
  Total 382-31 .925  

 

 
2013 Volleyball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrev. School
1Michelle MarquesSRRS6-2Minas Gerais, BrazilColegio Aplicacao
2Debera LozanoFRDS5-6Los Fresnos, TexasLos Fresnos H.S.
3Heather MeeuwsenJRL5-4Hillsboro, OregonCollege of Southern Idaho
5Danielle MarquesSOOH6-1Minas Gerais, BrazilCESU- Custodio Furtado de Souza
8Danica MarkovicSROH5-11Subotica, SerbiaPolytechnical School
9Ana GuerraSRMB6-2Sao Paulo, BrazilColegio Aplicacao
11Jennifer KowalskiJROH5-10McAllen, TexasMemorial H.S.
12Annelies DokterFROH6-1Sleen, The NetherlandsJohan Cruyff College
13Ashlee RodriguezFRDS5-1San Antonio, TexasProvidence Catholic School
14Vanja JoksicJRMB6-1Gornji Milanovac, SerbiaTechnical School Nikola Tesla
16Karina GarciaJRL/DS5-3McAllen, TexasParis Junior College
17Xiaoyu GuoSRS5-11Bao Tou, ChinaMurray State University
18Katarina BursacSOS5-10Belgrade, SerbiaPTT Secondary Technical School
Todd Lowery - Head Coach - 5th season
Roberta Santos - Assistant Coach - 5th season
Katharina Nobel - Manager - 1st season