Kristi Gray enters here fifth year as the Head Coach of the Wrangler Volleyball Program compiling a 99-33 overall record.
The 2019 season was a record breaking year for the Wranglers. They finished the season with a 33-3 record, were Western Junior College Athletic Conference Tournament Champions, and made their first appearance in program history at the NJCAA D1 Volleyball National Championship. The Wranglers were ranked as high as #7 in the NJCAA D1 Volleyball Poll and finished the season 10th at the National Tournament.
Gray was named WJCAC Coach of the year, NJCAA Region 5 Coach of the Year and was recognized at the National Tournament as the NJCAA Southwest District Coach of the Year. Four girls were named to the All-Conference Team and Luisa Silva Dos Santos was named 2nd Team All-American and 3rd Team AVCA All-American.
In 2018 the Wranglers went 21-10 finishing 2nd in Conference. Four girls were nominated to the All-Conference Team. The team finished with a 3.5 GPA, with six girls receiving a NJCAA Academic All-American award. Six of the seven sophomores continued their playing careers at the next level.
The 2017 team finished 20-14, with a conference tournament appearance. The Wranglers had 4 All-Conference Honors with Bojana Bolozan being named the Conference MVP. There were also 6 girls named to the Academic All-American team. The team also accumulated a 3.4 Team GPA for the year. All four sophomores graduated and three of them went on to play at the D-1 and D-2 level.
In her first year as Head Coach, Gray led the Wrangler Volleyball team to a 25-6 season with a Conference Title. During this season the Wranglers had 4 girls selected for the Wester Junior College Athletic Conference Team with Anna Rupertova being named the Conference MVP, along with a second team All-American selection. Five players named to the Academic All-American team. Gray was also named the 2016 WJCAC Coach of the Year. Five players went on to graduate from Odessa College.
The previous four years as the Assistant Coach under the direction of Head Coach Alana Rowland, Gray helped lead the Wranglers to two Conference Titles, one Co-Conference Title and 3 WJCAC Region Runner-Ups; along with 3 Conference MVP’s and 17 All-Conference players. There have been 18 girls continue their success on to a 4-year University.
A native of Wimberley, Texas, Gray graduated from Wimberley High School in 2007. She played for Head Coach Lee Grisham and helped earn one of his 6 State Titles in 15 years. Gray helped lead her team to a State Championship in 2006.
Gray graduated from Texas Tech University in 2012 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science.