Oklahoma Baptist University head coach Anna Howle began her college coaching career at the helm of the Lady Bison in 2008.
The 2011 Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Howle has been featured as an AVCA "Thirty Under 30."
The Lady Bison won back-to-back conference titles in 2010 and 2011, going 14-0 in the SAC regular season and winning the conference tournament in 2011. That 2011 squad reached the NAIA Opening Round Tournament as well.
Since coming to OBU, she has coached the team to a pair of record 31-win seasons and is 112-47 over four seasons. She has coached a three Sooner Athletic Conference Freshmen of the Year, a SAC MVP, a SAC Newcomer of the Year, a two-time SAC Libero of the Year, two All-Americans, a pair of honorable mention All-Americans, five NAIA Scholar Athletes, along with 16 All-Conference players.
In addition to her coaching duties at OBU, she has been a camp director for OBU, numerous high school camps, Home school camps and has coached at camps at the University of Arkansas and Northern Iowa. She also teaches kinesiology and leisure studies courses at OBU.
Howle (then Monsen), who played four seasons at the University of Oklahoma, began rebuilding the program at OBU, which has been dormant since 1987. OBU started volleyball in 1975, but the program was discontinued after the 1987 season. Her first Lady Bison team posted a 24-16 record.
Howle, who is working on her master's degree at OU, served as head coach at Carl Albert High School in 2007, leading the team to its first state tournament appearance. She also coached the Sooner Volleyball Club (13-year-olds) in Norman for two seasons.
While at OU, Howle was Academic All-Big XII from 2004-06 and Co-Libero of the Year in 2006. She was OU's Most Improved Player in 2004. Howle also ran track for the Sooners for one season, earning All-Conference honors in the heptathlon.
Howle played at Stoughton High School in Wisconsin, where she was the school's all-time leader in assists.
She married Tyler Howle in 2009 and the couple had their first child, Susie, in 2011.
Jason Muņoz begins his first season with the Lady Bison in 2009 as assistant volleyball coach.
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He served as assistant volleyball coach at SWOSU before joining the staff at OBU.