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Becky Mullis
Women's Basketball Head Coach
Becky Mullis enters her 10th year at the helm of the Lady Bobcats program, after posting another 20-win season in the 2021-22 campaign. Her teams have tallied a 226-51 record, winning more 20 or more games each season of her tenure.

Mullis, as head coach and eleven-year assistant, has been instrumental in helping the Lady Bobcats become one of the top programs in the nation. During her tenure as head and assistant coach, the Lady Bobcats have compiled a 601-105 record.

In addition, the Lady Cats have qualified for the NAIA or NCCAA national tournament each year of her tenure, where they have been an NAIA Elite Eight team ten of 15 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; two NAIA DII and two NCCAA DI third-team All-Americans; and three NAIA DII and WBCA honorable mention All-Americans. In addition, she has coached 12 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.