11-Under Armour Head Coach & Director of Coaching-South
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 five straight OKRVA championships in 2017, 2018, 2019, ranking first during the 2020 season, and most recently 2021. In 2021 her 11-UA team won the OKRVA Regional Tournament, had a player named Regional Tournament MVP and qualified for USAV Junior Nationals in Las Vegas. They opted to attend AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL and finished tied for 5th.
This year she will return as the Head Coach with 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, is the new head coach for Wagoner High School, has been a head coach and assistant coach for Charge the past three years, and will coach the Charge 15 National 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, and is currently volunteer assistant coach at Wichita 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 new head coach at Southmoore High School and is the Charge 12UA coach. Her daughter Kayla is a senior playing women’s volleyball at Tarleton State University who 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 last year, and will be head coach of 12 American again this season. Her daughter Megan is a former Charge standout who played women’s volleyball at Lees McRae College and assisted 12UA last season. She also recently acquired a new daughter-in-law, Steph Kane, who is Charge Central Assistant Director of Coaching and head coach of Charge 15UA and now married to her son Derek.