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Cari Lowery

Cari Lowery
Head Coach
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.

Christy Thompson

Christy Thompson
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.

Melissa Penney

Melissa Penney
JV Coach

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.

Brittany Smart

Brittany Smart
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 has a beautiful daughter named Kadence.

Chelsea Spoor

Chelsea Spoor
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.

CCHS Volleyball Coaching Staff


Copperas Cove Junior High Coaches
Jennifer Forbes, Elyssa Benoit


SC Lee Junior High Coaches
Tina Miller, Amy McConnell, 



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Copperas Cove High School
400 S. 25th Street
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
Phone: 254-547-2534