12-UA Head Coach & 16-National Assistant Coach
Amy returns as the 12UA Head Coach after a terrific season in 2020-21. Last year the 12UA team finished 2nd in the Region and qualified for USAV Nationals in Las Vegas. The team opted to attend the AAU National Championships in Orlando where they finished 5th! Amy will also be assisting with the 16 National team this season.
She is also the new Head Coach at Southmoore High School. Taking over a program she once starred at as a player. Amy started playing competitive volleyball at age eight. She played four years of 12’s and played all throughout 18’s. Amy attended Southmoore High School where she was a varsity- four year starter. She earned many accolades during her time at Southmoore. Amy was the team MVP for four years in a row. Amy was also the very first All-State player to come from Southmoore in 2013. Her senior year, she led her team to State (the first and only Moore school to earn a State bid) as Captain. Amy also earned many awards such as All- Tournament team at Westmoore and Broken Arrow tournaments.
Amy then went on to play volleyball at King University in Bristol, Tennessee. She was a three time All-Conference libero. Amy spent her junior and senior season as Captain. Off the court, Amy earned a degree in Business: Sports Management. She spent her free time working for the Sports Information Director and Athletic Director. She has always loved being around sports and wanted to make it a career.
After graduating from King, Amy went on to coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University for two years. Lenoir-Rhyne is a Division II college located in Hickory, North Carolina in the South Atlantic Conference. At LR, Amy was the Assistant Coach and continued to pursue her coaching career.
Amy started coaching in 2013 for Oklahoma Edge at the age of 18. She then continued coaching club volleyball in Tennessee and North Carolina throughout her college career. Amy moved back home to Oklahoma to be closer to family and pursue her coaching career. Amy was the Head Middle School and High School coach at Newcastle. She is also teaching!
Amy has seven siblings- Derek, Nick, Alex, Kody, Tanner, Kayla, and Megan. Her siblings are involved in the volleyball community as well. Derek coaches at Charge and is the Head Coach at Wagner High School. Nick is currently coaching volleyball at Wichita State University. Tanner coaches for Charge and is assisting at Wichita State University this fall. He also refs High School and Middle School games. Megan is attending UCO and pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and has been an assistant coach with Charge.
Amy has two loving parents who are also involved in the volleyball community (you may know them). Amy is the daughter of Jay and Janet Brannon. Janet is the 11 UA coach and the Director of Coaching for the South teams at Charge. Jay is on the Board for Charge and designs and sells all of the wonderful shirts for Redland Rendezvous (with the help of his beautiful and creative daughters).
Amy has a strong passion for playing, coaching, and teaching volleyball. She likes to spend her free time traveling and playing with her lab puppy, Rudy.