Entering his fourth season as the head coach at College of the Ozarks, Nick Sharp has amassed an impressive 76-33 record. Sharp coached in 2007 and logged a 28-10 record and a 29-8 record in 2008. After a three year hiatus, he took the team to a 12-1 record in conference play and an overall 19-15 record in 2012.
Sharp is a 1998 graduate of Branson High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Missouri State University in 2005. He completed his M.S. Ed. in Physical Education at MSU and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Administration.
Coach Sharp also serves as Dean of Students and has filled the roles of Intramural Director and Strength and Conditioning Coach at College of the Ozarks and taught for several years as an adjunct professor in the Physical Education Department. He and his wife, Lee, live on campus and have three children.
Stacy Watkins is in her third year as the Assistant Volleyball coach. After graduating from Republic in 2005, Watkins attended Northeastern Oklahoma for two years, playing volleyball and basketball. Transferring to College of the Ozarks in 2007, Watkins earned MCAC First Team All-Conference and Newcomer of the Year honors. In 2008 she was First Team All-Conference and was an NAIA All-American. In 2009 she helped the Lady Cats make an appearance in the NAIA National tournament.
She is currently working on her Masters Degree in Athletics Administration at William Woods University. Coach Watkins also teaches in the Physical Education Department and in the Physical Education Department at School of the Ozarks High School.