Coaches' Stories: Christy Clawson

Head Volleyball Coach, Texas Wesleyan University

 

Christy's Bio            Christy's Journey            Christy's Story 

 

BIO

Christy Clawson took over as head coach of the Texas Wesleyan University volleyball program in 2006.

Last season Clawson led the Rams to a 32-16 record and a perfect 10-0 mark in the RRAC North Division.  The team reached the RRAC championship match and took thrilling five set wins over Wayland Baptist and Lubbock Christian to reach the Region VI final.  The 2007 Lady Rams featured five All-RRAC players, three All-Region VI selections, and one Academic All-American, while Liz Meng won her second All-American award.

In her first season with the Rams, Clawson led the team to a 20-10 record, an 8-3 mark in conference play, and an appearance in the RRAC Semifinals.  The team featured three All-RRAC players, two All-Region VI selections, one Academic All-American, and one All-American in Liz Meng.

Cawson had previous collegiate coaching experience at Texas Woman's University where she served as assistant volleyball coach and home event manager from 2002-2004.  As assistant coach, she was integral in on the court training, strength and conditioning, travel, recruiting, fundraising, directing and developing camps and tournaments, and mentoring athletes.  She also served as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran College in 1995. 

In the fall of 2007 Clawson was inducted into the Texas Lutheran University Athletic Hall of Fame.  As a setter at Texas Lutheran, she was a team captain and was named 1st-team All-Heart of Texas Conference and 1st-team All-Region while leading the Bulldogs to the 1993 NAIA National Tournament.  She still holds several school records including single season records for service aces (114), service aces per game (.717), and assists (1,810), as well as career records for service aces (247), service aces per game (.585), and assists per game (9.858).

Clawson has also held internships at both the Southland and Lone Star Conferences where she worked on eligibility, compliance, scheduling, record keeping, statistics, and championships.

In addition, she has extensive high school coaching experience.  She joined the Rams from Keller High School where she served as outdoor education instructor and coordinator while assisting with the volleyball and soccer teams.  From 1996-2002 she held coaching and teaching positions in the Liberty Hill, Eanes, Pflugerville, and Lake Travis ISD.

Clawson is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association as well as USA Volleyball and holds an IMPACT Certification and CAP level I & II.  She received her bachelor of arts in kinesiology and secondary education from Texas Lutheran College and completed her master of science in kinesiology with a specialization in sport administration at Texas Woman's University.

Coach Clawson resides in Fort Worth with her husband, David Diver, and son, Aaron.  She is expecting her first child, Jackson, in October.

 

Bio courtesy of Texas Wesleyan Athletics' Web site   

 

 

Christy's Journey

Played in College: Texas Lutheran College (1991-1994)
Coaching Position #1: Assistant Coach--Texas Lutheran College (1995)
Coaching Position #2: Junior Varsity Coach/Varsity Assistant Coach--Liberty Hills High School (1996-1997)
Coaching Position #3: Assistant Coach--Westlake High School (1997-1999)
Coaching Position #4: Head Coach--Pflugerville High School (1999-2001)
Coaching Position #5: Varsity Assistant Coach--Lake Travis High School (2001-2002)
Coaching Position #6: Assistant Coach--Texas Woman's University (2002-2004)
Coaching Position #7: Assistant Coach--Keller High School (2004-2006)
Coaching Position #8: Head Coach--Texas Wesleyan University (2006-current)

 

Christy's Story

 




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