Stacy Edwards enters her third year as head coach of the Lady Bobcats. She has compiled a 34-34 record over the past two seasons, facing numerous Top-25 ranked teams. Edwards has been hot on the recruiting trail this past season, bringing in nine quality players to integrate with seven returning from the 2015 season. Edwards has made valuable contributions to the Lady Bobcats' physical training and on-court success, while also impressing upon her team the importance of character and commitment both on and off the court.
After graduating from Republic in 2005, Edwards attended Northeastern Oklahoma for two years, playing volleyball and basketball. Transferring to College of the Ozarks in 2007, she made an immediate impact on the team, earning MCAC First Team All-Conference and Newcomer of the Year honors. At the close of her playing career in 2008, Edwards was named First Team All-Conference, NAIA All-American, and ranked #6 in NAIA Division I hitting percentage. As a student assistant in 2009, she helped the Lady Cats make an appearance in the NAIA National Championship. Edwards graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2011 with a degree in Physical Education: Health/Wellness and completed her Masters Degree in Athletics Administration at William Woods University in 2013. Coach Edwards is also a full-time instructor in the College's Physical Education Department.
Erin Blake begins her first year as assistant coach for the Lady Bobcats. Blake attended Southwest Baptist University and was a member of the women’s volleyball team. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Psychology. Shortly following her completion of the Kanakuk Institute Ministry Training Program in 2016, Erin became the full-time Resident Director of Ashcroft Hall and a Sponsor for the Student’s Union at College of the Ozarks. In her free time, Blake enjoys kayaking, adding to her Pioneer Woman dish collection, and spending time with her year-old niece.