11-Under Armour Head Coach & Director of Coaching-South

Janet Brannon

Janet Brannon has coached, officiated, and/or played in the Oklahoma metro area for the past 25 + years.  She has coached her 11UA team to winning six straight OKRVA championships in 2017, 2018, 2019, ranking first during the 2020 season, 2021, and most recently 2022.  In 2022 her 11-UA team won the OKRVA Regional Tournament, had a player named Regional Tournament MVP and qualified for USAV Junior Nationals in Indianapolis where they finished 13th out of the 48 teams in the top division. Last season her 12UA team finished 3rd at the OKRVA Regional Tournament.

This year she returns as the Head Coach of the 11-Under Armour team. Janet is also the Director of Coaching for the South teams.  She is also the founder of All American Sports, which focuses on camps and clinics for youth volleyball.

She started playing volleyball in the Edmond school system at the age of eleven. She has been a member of USA Volleyball since 1991 playing women’s club volleyball.  She is IMPACT and CAP I certified with USA volleyball as well as a certified referee and scorekeeper.  She has coached youth club volleyball since 2004.  In February 2008, she began a youth league in Moore, OK.  Shortly thereafter in April 2008 she was hired as the head volleyball coach at Southmoore High School and responsible for the junior high volleyball program as well.  In her first year at Southmoore, the program’s record was 2-22.  Each year the program records have improved.  In 2013, she led Southmoore varsity to win their first OSSAA Regional tournament thus being the first Moore district school to ever advance to OSSAA State Tournament.  She was selected OCA Region 5 Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2014.  She was selected as the 2014 OCA Large West All State coach and led the team to defeat Large East in a dominating victory 3-0. She retired from coaching High School volleyball in the spring of 2019.

In 2008 she founded OESA starting with one team.  She was the executive director of OESA from 2008-2015.   In the 2012 club volleyball season, she was the Head coach of Oklahoma Edge 12-1 team that won the Oklahoma Regional Volleyball tournament and the bid to attend the USA Girl’s National Championship tournament in Atlanta, GA.  She has coached teams in many AAU and USAV National Tournaments.

She is married to Jay Brannon and the mother of their eight children, all of which have been athletes within the Moore Public School system.  She has had six of her children earn collegiate athletic scholarships.  Her son Derek played football for OBU, was an assistant volleyball coach for two years at Southmoore High School, a year at Wagoner HS and is the head coach for Bixby High School, has been a head coach and assistant coach for Charge the past four years, and will coach the Charge 14UA East team this season.  Her son Nick played men’s volleyball at King University and Lindenwood University, was the head coach at Southmoore Junior High, was the head coach at Newcastle High School, former head coach at Charge, graduated with master’s degree while graduate assistant at Malone University in 2021, was a volunteer assistant coach at Wichita State University an assistant coach for North Texas University and is now the Head Coach at OK Panhandle State University.  Her fourth son, Kody, played baseball at Seward County Junior College.  Her daughter Amy played women’s volleyball four years at King University, was a volleyball graduate assistant for Lenoir-Rhyne University, was the head coach at Newcastle High School, is the head coach at Southmoore High School and was the Charge 12UA coach.  Amy is coaching 14-1 South this year. Her daughter Kayla  played women’s volleyball at Tarleton State University. While there they finished in the final eight at NCAA DII championships in 2018 and helped guide and lead the school’s debut year in Division I in 2020.  Her son Tanner was an assistant coach for 11UA team in 2019, was the head coach for Charge 12 American and assistant coach for Charge 16 National, was an assistant coach at Newman University and is now the assistant coach at Panhandle State with Nick.  Her daughter Megan is a former Charge standout who played women’s volleyball at Lees McRae College and has assisted 12UA and 16UA. Megan is coaching South 15-2 this season. She also has a daughter-in-law, Steph Kane, who is Charge East Director of Coaching and a coach of Charge East and married to her son Derek.