Head Coach - Southern Nazarene University
Kevin Ingram begins his 18th season at the helm of the Crimson Storm volleyball program. In 17 seasons at Southern Nazarene, Ingram has compiled a 360-266 record.
In 2016, Ingram led the Crimson Storm to the Great American Conference Championships for the third consecutive season and became the first coach in school history to lead a team to a GAC Tournament Championship and earn the programs first and the school's second berth to an NCAA Tournament behind men's golf who did it in 2015. Ingram led the Storm to wins over Henderson State, Ouachita, and Southeastern Oklahoma State on their way to becoming the GAC tournament champions. SNU went on to the NCAA Central Region Championship where they lost to Concordia-St. Paul. The team finished the season with a 20-11 record overall and an 11-5 conference record. Ingram coached GAC Championships MVP Abbey Bell.
Last season, the Crimson Storm reached at the GAC Championships semifinals for the fourth consecutive year as they finished 15-18 overall and fifth in the GAC at 9-7.
During the 2015 season Ingram led SNU to the GAC Tournament where they reached the semifinals. The Crimson Storm finished second place in the Great American Conference regular season for the second straight year under Ingram in the 2014 season. SNU also competed in its first GAC Championships where it finished as the runners-up. SNU finished 22-10 overall and 11-3 in the GAC. He coached the GAC Player of the Year Taylor Jacobs.
It was also during the 2014 season that Ingram recorded his 300th career win with a 3-0 sweep of East Central, Oct. 14, in front of a home crowd inside the Sawyer Center.
In 2013, Ingram led the Crimson Storm to its highest place in the Great American Conference in school history with a 12-2 GAC record. He coach the GAC Defensive Player of the Year Jamie Hope and the Storm made an appearance at the NCCAA National Championship. The 2012 season was the Crimson Storm's first in the Great American Conference.
The 2011 season was a record-setting year as Ingram led the Storm to a school record 29 wins and had a single-season high for winning percentage at .806. Ingram guided SNU to its seventh 20-win season in his tenure as the Crimson Storm reached the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament.
In 14 seasons at Southern Nazarene, Ingram has had 10 winning seasons and has only suffered three losing records. He led SNU to back-to-back 27 win seasons in 2005 and 2006 which were school records until 2011.
In 2006, Ingram led the Crimson Storm to a 27-14 record, the program’s best winning percentage since 1994. Along the way, the Crimson Storm claimed the program’s first ever Sooner Athletic Conference tournament title. SNU also earned a spot in the NAIA Region VI tournament.
Ingram took over the volleyball program in 2001 after serving as a graduate assistant coach for one year and an assistant coach for four seasons under former SNU volleyball coach, Stephane Shellenberger.
Ingram holds two degrees from Southern Nazarene University, graduating with a bachelor's in fitness and wellness management and completing his master's in management.
Aside from his duties as the Head Volleyball Coach, Ingram also serves as the Athletics Department Facilities Manager.
Ingram resides in Yukon and has a son named Kade.
Coming back to her alma mater, Nikki Dieball returns to the volleyball coaching staff for her fourth season as an assistant coach.
Dieball played an integral part in SNU's GAC Championships run in which the Storm won the schools first GAC Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Division II National Tournament in 2016.
Dieball came from Oklahoma City University where she coached the Stars for three seasons. Dieball became just the second coach for OCU since the program restarted in 2006. She joined the Stars after serving as the Head Coach at Mid-America Christian the previous two years.
In 2011, Dieball mentored three All-Sooner Athletic Conference performers along with three NAIA scholar-athlete award winners. The Stars advanced to the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament in all three years, reaching the semifinals in 2013.
In 2013 she coached OCU’s first SAC Freshman of the Year and Region VI Freshman of the Year in Kristen Macy. The Stars garnered three All-SAC selections, two honorable mentions, and two Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
At Mid-America Christian, Dieball directed the Lady Evangels to a third-place finish in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association Central Regional in 2009 after a runner-up finish the previous year. Outside hitter-middle blocker Cris Smith received an NAIA All-American honorable mention, NCCAA All-Region selection, NAIA Scholar-Athlete and All-Sooner Athletic Conference First Team performer last season.
Prior to Mid-America, Dieball served as interim coach at St. Gregory’s. Dieball also spent two years as graduate assistant at Central Oklahoma.
As a student-athlete, Dieball played on three national championship teams. Dieball played basketball and volleyball for Mid-America Christian as a freshman, aiding Mid-America to the 2001 NCCAA Division II volleyball championship. Then Dieball joined Southern Nazarene’s basketball and volleyball teams, playing on Southern Nazarene’s 2003 and 2004 NAIA women’s basketball title teams. She became an All-SAC pick as a senior and a three-time Academic All-SAC selection.
From Mustang, Oklahoma, Dieball (nee’ Floyd) became an all-state volleyball player and Indian All-State in basketball.
She also is USAV CAP Level II impact certified and is the President and Director of Rise Volleyball Club. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Region Volleyball Association. She is also the Co-Head Coach of the Oklahoma Region High Performance Team.
Dieball earned her bachelor's in psychology from Southern Nazarene in 2006 and her master's in general psychology from Central Oklahoma in 2013. She and her husband Jonathan have a son named Kasyn.