Kristi Gray enters her third year as Head Coach with the Odessa College Wrangler Volleyball program after spending four seasons as the Assistant Coach. During her two years as Head Coach the Wranglers have accumulated 45 wins, 1 Conference Championship, 2 Conference tournament appearances, 8 All-Conference Honors, 2 Conference MVPs, 2 NJCAA D-1 All-Americans, 11 Academic All-Americans, had the winningest season in OC Volleyball history and 1 WJCAC Coach of the Year Award.
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 4 sophomores graduated and 3 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 and Alison Fuata coming in second. This was the first time for the program to finish with the number 1 & 2 players in All-Conference Honors, along with a second team All-American selection. Gray also had 5 players named to the Academic All-American team. Gray was also named the 2016 WJCAC Coach of the Year and has had the winningest year in the history of Odessa College Volleyball. The Wranglers also graduated 5 girls.
The previous four years as the Assistant Coach under the direction of Head Coach Alana Rowland, Gray helped with leading 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.