spartan2017 Bixby Volleyball Coaches

SmithKari Smith- Head Varsity

Coach Kari Smith is into her third season as the head volleyball coach and math teacher at Bixby High School. In her first season at Bixby, she coached the varsity program to 17 wins with some key victories versus top-ranked programs. Prior to Bixby, she served as the head volleyball coach at Broken Arrow High School for 18 years. At Broken Arrow, she led the Lady Tigers to three state runner-up titles, 10 regional titles and state tournament appearances and coached 22 all-state players. She had a record of 459-299 at BA. Coach Smith graduated from Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, KS, where she was the setter on the volleyball team for four years. She earned a degree at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. She and husband Shawn have been married for 25 years and have two children – Libby, 20, and Luke, 17.


Miranda Felton - Junior Varsity

Coach Miranda Felton is working her third season as the junior varsity coach at Bixby High School. She came to Bixby from Broken Arrow, where she was a varsity assistant under Coach Kari Smith. She has coached four years of club with this year coaching Code Blue. Coach Felton graduated from Enid High School and was a setter and libero for the Pacers for four years. She graduated from Oklahoma State University prior to beginning her coaching career. She and husband Micah have been married for four years and just recently had their first child, Reece August, in March. They also have two dogs – Zeus and Darwin.


Lynn Williams - Freshmen

Coach Lynn Williams is in her third season with the Spartans after spending the past four years coaching at Broken Arrow under Coach Kari Smith. While at Broken Arrow, Coach Williams also coached goBA club volleyball for three years. She continued to coach club for Code Blue this year coaching the 11s. She graduated from Maranatha Academy in Shawnee, KS, where she played volleyball. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a math education degree and received her masters at Oklahoma State University in educational technology. She is married to David Williams and has twin girls, Addison and Harper.


Julie Jankowski - Asst. Varsity/8th Grade Blue

Coach Julie Jankowski is starting her first year at Bixby teaching art at the middle school and entering her 10th year of teaching. She comes to us from Will Rogers High School where she was the head varsity coach. She has coached club volleyball for 14 years and school volleyball for 7 years. Along with coaching, she is a certified volleyball referee. Coach Jankowski attended Southern Nazarene University and then finished her degree at the University of Central Oklahoma. She has been married for 23 years to Jeff Jankowski who is a Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer & CEO of Redbud Physical Therapy and they have two children, Jordan, who is a Senior at Jenks and is looking to attend OU next fall, and Justin, who is a Freshman at Jenks and plays in the band and is a goalie for soccer.


Joy Adams - 8th Grade Red 

Coach Joy Adams is in her second year at Bixby. She teaches Athletic Performance at the middle school and coaches the 8th grade red team. She comes to Bixby from Tulsa Public Schools where she taught Physical Education the last sixteen years and spent six years coaching volleyball for Nathan Hale Junior High. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Health
and Exercise Science.


Sarah Kling- 8th Grade Red

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