Women's Basketball Head Coach
Becky Mullis enters her eighth year at the helm of the Lady Bobcats program, posting an impressive 29-4 record in the 2019-20 season. Her teams have tallied a 198-39 record, winning more than 23 games each season of her tenure and exceeding 30 wins in two of the last three years.
Mullis, as head coach and eleven-year assistant, has been instrumental in helping the Lady Bobcats become one of the top NAIA programs in the nation. During her tenure as head and assistant coach, the Lady Bobcats have compiled a 523-93 record.
As a member of the Association of Independent Institutions the past five seasons, her Lady Bobcats have been undefeated in regular season play and have claimed the Conference Championship the past four years.
In addition, the Lady Cats have qualified for the national tournament each year of her tenure, where they have been an Elite Eight team ten of the last 14 seasons, made six trips to the Fab Four, and posted five National Championship Runner-Up finishes. In the shortened 2019-20 campaign the Lady Cats were poised to make another strong National Championship run, qualifying for the National Tournament as the fifth ranked team in the NAIA DII polls. As head coach, Mullis has coached two NAIA DII, two NCCAA DI, and two WBCA first-team All-Americans; three NAIA DII and one NCCAA DI second-team All-Americans; one NAIA DII and one NCCAA DI third-team All-Americans; and two NAIA DII and WBCA honorable mention All-Americans. In addition, she has coached seven NAIA/NCCAA Scholar Athletes.
Her personal accolades as head coach include being named as the Association of Independent Institutions Division II Women's Basketball Coach of the Year in 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 as well as the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I Women's Basketball Regional Coach of the Year in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Mullis was a key player for College of the Ozarks for two years after transferring from John Brown University. She graduated from C of O in 2003 cum laude with a double major in secondary education and physical education and proceeded to complete her master’s degree in Physical Education at Missouri State in 2005. She is a graduate of Stoutland High School. Mullis is a full-time Assistant Professor in the College's Physical Education Department
Strongly committed to the mission of the College, Mullis strives to recruit student-athletes who meet the standards of the College and can uphold the tradition of the women's basketball program both on and off the court. She leads by example and motivates her players to work hard toward achieving the expected level of excellence in the program and the classroom.
Coach Mullis and her husband, Daniel, reside in Ozark, Mo.