Volleyball Head Coach
Stacy Muckenthaler enters her ninth year as head coach of the Lady Bobcats, having compiled a 170-91 record. In 2021 the Lady Bobcats recorded an impressive finish to the season, finishing one set shy of a trip to the NCCAA Final Four. In 2019, the Lady Bobcats posted a 24-13 record, finishing the season as the NCCAA DI Women’s Volleyball National Champion.
Muckenthaler has 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. Muckenthaler has played an instrumental role as the College hosted the NCCAA 2018 and 2019 DI Women’s Volleyball National Championships.
During her tenure, Muckenthaler has coached two AVCA-NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans, four NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans, five NCCAA First Team All-Americans, one NCCAA Second Team All-American, one NCCAA Third Team All-American, and fourteen 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. In 2019 Muckenthaler garnered her first National Championship and received 2019 NCCAA DI Coach of the Year honors.
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 with their two children Elle and Halle.
Morgan Copeland enters her third season as the assistant coach for the Lady Bobcats. A 2016 graduate of Nixa High School and a 2019 College of the Ozarks Graduate, Morgan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Lady Cat sidelines. As a player at the College of the Ozarks, Morgan was a part of the 2019 NCCAA National Championship team. She served two years as a student assistant and is the owner/director of the Tamales Volleyball Club in Springfield, Missouri. Morgan is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Health administration at Missouri State University.