Stacy Muckenthaler enters her fifth year as head coach of the Lady Bobcats, having compiled a 93-57 record over the past four seasons. In 2017, the Lady Bobcats posted a 30-7 record, capturing their second consecutive Association of Independent Institutions’ Conference Championship, and moving on to play in the NAIA National Championship opening round.
Muckenthaler continues to recruit top athletes, adding four freshman to this year's squad who were key players at the high school level. She has also made valuable contributions to the Lady Bobcats' physical training and on-court success, while impressing upon her team the importance of character and commitment both on and off the court.
During her tenure, Muckenthaler has coached two AVCA-NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans, four NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans, two NCCAA First Team All-Americans, and seven NAIA/NCCAA Scholar Athletes. Her 2017-18 team received the AVCA Team Academic Award, as well as earning recognition as an NAIA Scholar Team. Muckenthaler has been named 2017 A.I.I. Coach of the Year and 2017 AVCA North Central Region Coach of the Year.
After graduating from Republic in 2005, Muckenthaler 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, Muckenthaler 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 qualify for participation in the NAIA National Championship--a feat she has repeated three times since becoming head coach. She also served as an assistant coach at College of the Ozarks from 2010-2013 prior to being named head coach in 2014.
Muckenthaler graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2011 with a BS degree in Physical Education: Health/Wellness and completed her Master’s Degree in Athletics Administration at William Woods University in 2013.
Coach Muckenthaler is a full-time Assistant Professor, who teaches in the College's Physical Education Department.
She and her husband, Tanner, reside in the Branson area.