Craig Case
Texas A&M University, Commerce
Craig Case
Head Coach
craig.case@tamuc.edu
Texas A&M University, Commerce

Division 2


Case returns to the A&M-Commerce sidelines in 2016 for his seventh season at the helm of the Lion volleyball program. In the 2015 campaign, the Lions went 15-14 with numerous postseason accolades. Taryn Driver, Veronika Baric, and Jaslyn Wacker were named all-Lone Star Conference second team with Courtney Tate and Summer Alford earning LSC Honorable Mention. Driver was also named to the LSC All-Academic Team. In 2014, three Lions earned all-conference accolades. Amy Davault was a First-Team All LSC performer and a AVCA All-South Central Region Honorable mention performer. Davault eclipsed both the 1,000 kill and 1,000 dig milestone. Freshman setter Courtney Tate was All-Lone Star Conference Honorable Mention and Taryn Driver was an All-Academic Lone Star Conference performer. The 2013 season was one of the best seasons A&M-Commerce volleyball has seen. The Lions won eight of their first 10 games and finished with a record of 23-9, 9-7 in the Lone Star Conference, good enough for fourth place.  In 2013 a number of Lions earned all-conference accolades. Amy Davault was both a first-team All-Conference performer and Newcomer of The Year in the Lone Star Conference. Davault was also a AVCA All-American Honorable Mention performer and AVCA First -Team All-South Central performer. Senior setter Jordan Neal set a school record for career assists with 4,667 and had the second most assists in a single season with 1,459 in 2013. Neal was named Setter of The Year in the LSC and a first team All-LSC performer.  The 2012 season proved to be one of the highlights of Cases career as he helped guide A&M-Commerce to a 20-11 mark, an improvement of nine wins from the previous season. The Lions finished fifth in the Lone Star Conference with an 11-9 mark, qualifying for the LSC tournament for the first time since 2009. On a personal note, Case notched an impressive career milestone in the 3-0 victory over Midwestern State at the Field House on October 27th, earning his 100th career victory as a head coach. Under Cases tutelage, senior middle blocker Rachel Robertson capped her impressive career by being named the LSC Offensive Player of the Year, leading the conference in hitting percentage, kills per set and points per set. She finished her career ranked third all-time in program history in career kills as Robertson was also a two-time LSC All-Academic Team selection. In addition, junior setter Jordan Neal was named a second team All-LSC setter for the third-straight season while sophomore middle blocker Breanne Snyder was an honorable mention selection. Junior right side hitter Kayla Bond also joined Robertson on the All-Academic Team for the second time. In 2011, a pair of Lions earned All-Lone Star Conference accolades with Robertson being named to the first team and Neal picking up second team honors. Robertson and Bond were also selected as Capital One first team Academic All-District IV selections for their success in the classroom as well as to the LSC All-Academic Team. Case made a strong impact in his first season in Commerce, leading the Lions to a 14-15 record, including a 7-6 mark at the Fieldhouse as A&M-Commerce finished the year strong, winning six of its final nine matches. He saw a pair of his players go on to receive Lone Star Conference postseason honors as Neal and Robertson both were recognized with All-LSC second team honors. Case came to A&M-Commerce with an extensive volleyball coaching career, including the last four seasons at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota. In addition to serving as the head volleyball coach, he also served as an instructor and as the schools sports information director. He guided the Vikings to its first winning season in nearly a decade and currently ranks second all-time in career wins in the program. At VCSU, Case coached the athletic departments first-ever, first-team female All-American, two Academic All-Americans, an AVCA/NAIA Regional Player of the Year as well as multiple players, who earned conference recognition from the Dakota Athletic Conference. Among the recognition were two DAC Liberos of the Year and a DAC Player of the Year. Twice, his team was recognized by the NAIA as Champions of Character and was recognized by the AVCA for its academic success. Concurrently, he was also involved as the Director of the Valley City Juniors Volleyball Club. Case served as the head volleyball coach at St. Gregorys University in Shawnee, Okla., as they restarted their volleyball program in 2005. Despite having only a month to compile a team, Case had a player earn all-Sooner Athletic Conference honors. Prior to that, he served for three seasons as an assistant coach and assistant in the athletic development office at Northern State University, where he directed two all-region performers and five all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selections, a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Libero of the Year and the team earned academic honors from the AVCA all three years. He has been active with volleyball camps ranging from remedial developmental to elite performance camps. He has served as a speaker at the North Dakota, South Dakota and the Oklahoma Volleyball Coaches Association clinics. Case has also played an integral role in the North Texas Region High Performance Volleyball Program. He served as the head coach of the select team in 2012 before overseeing the program and coaching the Youth team at the National Tournament in Fort Lauderdale this past July. Case received his bachelors degree from St. Cloud State University in 1999 and holds a masters degree in education from St. Lawrence University and received his masters degree in education with an emphasis in physical education, health and coaching at Northern State University. Case's Career Coaching Statistics
       


Craig Case
Head Volleyball Coach




Craig Case returns to the A&M-Commerce sidelines in 2016 for his seventh season at the helm of the Lion volleyball program. In the 2015 campaign, the Lions went 15-14 with numerous postseason accolades. Taryn Driver, Veronika Baric, and Jaslyn Wacker were named all-Lone Star Conference second team with Courtney Tate and Summer Alford earning LSC Honorable Mention. Driver was also named to the LSC All-Academic Team. In 2014, three Lions earned all-conference accolades. Amy Davault was a First-Team All LSC performer and a AVCA All-South Central Region Honorable mention performer. Davault eclipsed both the 1,000 kill and 1,000 dig milestone. Freshman setter Courtney Tate was All-Lone Star Conference Honorable Mention and Taryn Driver was an All-Academic Lone Star Conference performer. The 2013 season was one of the best seasons A&M-Commerce volleyball has seen. The Lions won eight of their first 10 games and finished with a record of 23-9, 9-7 in the Lone Star Conference, good enough for fourth place.  In 2013 a number of Lions earned all-conference accolades. Amy Davault was both a first-team All-Conference performer and Newcomer of The Year in the Lone Star Conference. Davault was also a AVCA All-American Honorable Mention performer and AVCA First -Team All-South Central performer. Senior setter Jordan Neal set a school record for career assists with 4,667 and had the second most assists in a single season with 1,459 in 2013. Neal was named Setter of The Year in the LSC and a first team All-LSC performer.  The 2012 season proved to be one of the highlights of Cases career as he helped guide A&M-Commerce to a 20-11 mark, an improvement of nine wins from the previous season. The Lions finished fifth in the Lone Star Conference with an 11-9 mark, qualifying for the LSC tournament for the first time since 2009. On a personal note, Case notched an impressive career milestone in the 3-0 victory over Midwestern State at the Field House on October 27th, earning his 100th career victory as a head coach. Under Cases tutelage, senior middle blocker Rachel Robertson capped her impressive career by being named the LSC Offensive Player of the Year, leading the conference in hitting percentage, kills per set and points per set. She finished her career ranked third all-time in program history in career kills as Robertson was also a two-time LSC All-Academic Team selection. In addition, junior setter Jordan Neal was named a second team All-LSC setter for the third-straight season while sophomore middle blocker Breanne Snyder was an honorable mention selection. Junior right side hitter Kayla Bond also joined Robertson on the All-Academic Team for the second time. In 2011, a pair of Lions earned All-Lone Star Conference accolades with Robertson being named to the first team and Neal picking up second team honors. Robertson and Bond were also selected as Capital One first team Academic All-District IV selections for their success in the classroom as well as to the LSC All-Academic Team. Case made a strong impact in his first season in Commerce, leading the Lions to a 14-15 record, including a 7-6 mark at the Fieldhouse as A&M-Commerce finished the year strong, winning six of its final nine matches. He saw a pair of his players go on to receive Lone Star Conference postseason honors as Neal and Robertson both were recognized with All-LSC second team honors. Case came to A&M-Commerce with an extensive volleyball coaching career, including the last four seasons at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota. In addition to serving as the head volleyball coach, he also served as an instructor and as the schools sports information director. He guided the Vikings to its first winning season in nearly a decade and currently ranks second all-time in career wins in the program. At VCSU, Case coached the athletic departments first-ever, first-team female All-American, two Academic All-Americans, an AVCA/NAIA Regional Player of the Year as well as multiple players, who earned conference recognition from the Dakota Athletic Conference. Among the recognition were two DAC Liberos of the Year and a DAC Player of the Year. Twice, his team was recognized by the NAIA as Champions of Character and was recognized by the AVCA for its academic success. Concurrently, he was also involved as the Director of the Valley City Juniors Volleyball Club. Case served as the head volleyball coach at St. Gregorys University in Shawnee, Okla., as they restarted their volleyball program in 2005. Despite having only a month to compile a team, Case had a player earn all-Sooner Athletic Conference honors. Prior to that, he served for three seasons as an assistant coach and assistant in the athletic development office at Northern State University, where he directed two all-region performers and five all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selections, a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Libero of the Year and the team earned academic honors from the AVCA all three years. He has been active with volleyball camps ranging from remedial developmental to elite performance camps. He has served as a speaker at the North Dakota, South Dakota and the Oklahoma Volleyball Coaches Association clinics. Case has also played an integral role in the North Texas Region High Performance Volleyball Program. He served as the head coach of the select team in 2012 before overseeing the program and coaching the Youth team at the National Tournament in Fort Lauderdale this past July. Case received his bachelors degree from St. Cloud State University in 1999 and holds a masters degree in education from St. Lawrence University and received his masters degree in education with an emphasis in physical education, health and coaching at Northern State University. Case's Career Coaching Statistics