COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Odessa College’s Gray named new head coach at Louisiana

Odessa College volleyball coach Kristi Gray was named the head volleyball coach at the University of Louisiana. The school announced the hire on Sunday and Gray will be formally introduced at a press conference Monday, according to a release.

Gray heads to Lafayette after spending the last five seasons as the head coach of the Wranglers.  She finished with a record of 125-37 during her time leading Odessa College and led the program to consecutive Western Junior Conference Athletic Conference and Region 5 championships.

The Wranglers finished the 2021 season with a 26-4 overall record and finished sixth in the NJCAA Division I tournament earlier this month in West Plains, Mo.

Gray is replacing longtime head coach Heather Mazeitis-Fontentot, who announced her retirement after 13 seasons of leading the Ragin’ Cajuns.