Kristen Coventon enters her fourth season as head volleyball coach at Southwestern Christian University after taking over the program in 2014.
The Eagles are coming off their most successful season since the program began going 20-16 during the 2016 campaign. SCU started the season by winning its first nine matches and made its second consecutive appearance in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament as well as the NCCAA Central Region Tournament.
Shaeli Munroe was named to the NAIA all-South Central Region team by the AVCA. Munroe headlined SCU’s all-SAC honorees in 2016. Terina Harris, Jamesha Redd and Courtney Traylor also appeared on the all-SAC squad.
Coventon helped SCU to a 16-23 mark during the Eagles’ 2015 season. SCU went 6-10 in SAC play and finished sixth in the league standings. SCU’s 16 wins were good enough to qualify for the NCCAA Central Region Tournament.
Tory Sharp and Munroe were named all-SAC performers while Sharp was named to the NAIA all-South Region team by the AVCA. Seven Eagles appeared on the academic all-SAC team.
In her first season at the helm, Coventon led the Eagles to an 11-21 mark overall while going 2-14 in the competitive SAC.
Under Coventon, Dallas Bruns, Courtney Clark and Sharp earned all-SAC honors in 2014. Seven Lady Eagles earned academic all-SAC acclaim.
Coventon came to SCU by way of fellow SAC member Oklahoma City where she spent two seasons an assistant coach. While at OCU, she helped coach six All-SAC selections, including the 2013 NAIA Mid-South Region and SAC freshman of the year.
Prior to her time at OCU, Coventon was a four-year standout at Central Oklahoma from 2006-2010. She became one of only three players in school history to record 1,000 or more kills and digs in a career, finishing with 1,307 kills and 1,478 digs. She also notched 153 blocks and 97 aces while becoming a three-time all-Lone Star Conference player for the Bronchos. She helped lead UCO to two 20-win seasons and a 70-59 overall record in her four years.
A graduate of Christian Heritage Academy in Del City, Okla., Coventon was an all-state selection in both volleyball and basketball at high school.
Coventon and her husband, Ryan Coventon, were married in June of 2015.
Record at SCU
Overall: 47-60 (.439)
Shaeli Munroe joins the Southwestern Christian University volleyball coaching staff for the 2017 season. She serves as assistant coach under Kristen Coventon as well as head junior varsity coach.
Munroe closed out her playing career as one of SCU’s most decorated players. In just two season she became a two-time all-Sooner Athletic Conference selection (honorable-mention in 2015 and first-team in 2016). She was also named to the NAIA all-South Central Region team by the AVCA in 2016.
Munroe is third all-time in kills at SCU with 703. She trails only Tori Arnold and Tory Sharp in that category. Munroe tallied 102 blocks and 266 digs to go along with her 703 kills.