Coaching Record 717-234
Lake Worth native and Tarleton State graduate Cari Lowery came to Copperas Cove in 2004 and made her first playoff appearance in 2006, which started a state playoff run of ten straight years and counting. Since 2006 LDVB has posted 30 plus wins each year. LDVB has won the district title in 2012, 2013, and 2015. Since 2007 the Lady Dawgs have been state ranked by TGCA.
Lowery began coaching volleyball at Springtown Junior High and served as Head Coach and Women’s Athletic Director at Springtown High School for 10 years. She led Springtown to 10 District Championships, nine of which were undefeated campaigns. During her tenure at Springtown, her teams made the Final Four twice and all 10 years, her teams were ranked in the top 10 in Texas.
Coach Lowery is in the top 20 winningest coaches in the state of Texas according to the TGCA.
Varsity Assistant Coach
Christy Thompson is in her fourth year at Copperas Cove after a five year run as head volleyball coach at Bastrop High School. Coach Thompson previously coached Junior Varsity and Freshman for Coach Lowery at Springtown High School before taking the Head position at LakeWorth. She is a graduate of Van High School and played collegiately at Collin County College, before earning her Bachelor’s degree at Texas Women’s University.
Coach Penney is starting her 15th year coaching volleyball. She is a Graduate of Southwest Texas State University. She has been the head 7th grade coach at AJ Briesemeister Middle School in Seguin and the Varsity Assistant at Bastrop High School. This will be her fourth year at Copperas Cove. They JV is now back to back district champs under Penney.
Freshman A Coach
Another coach who knows the Lowery way is former Lady Dawg Brittany Smart. After graduation from CCHS, Coach Smart earned her Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M Central Texas and is entering her sixth year on the LDVB staff. She is married to former Bulldawg baseball standout John Smart, and have a beautiful daughter named Kadence.
Freshman B Coach
Chelsea Spoor is Copperas Cove Alumni and graduate of Southwestern University, where she played soccer. She graduated with a B. S. in Education. She will be entering her fourth year on our coaching staff. She has lead the 9B team to back to back district championships. She is married to Kurt Spoor, and has two crazy dogs: Dobie and Maggie.
Copperas Cove Junior High Coaches
Left to Right: Jennifer Forbes, Elyssa Benoit
SC Lee Junior High Coaches
Left to Right: Tina Miller, Amy McConnell,