MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Muskogee Public Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of TeAna Tramel as Head Varsity Volleyball Coach during the regular board meeting Tuesday.
“We are extremely excited to hire such a dynamic coach and leader of young women. Coach Tramel’s track record as a player and coach on the high school and collegiate levels is remarkable and harbinger of her potential impact,” said Executive Director of Athletics Dr. Jason Parker
Tramel comes to Muskogee from Claremore-Sequoyah High School where she led Eagles volleyball since 2019. She was head coach at Chouteau High School for six seasons prior to joining the Eagles.
“I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Rougher Athletic Department and about Muskogee Schools. It’s an opportunity to coach volleyball year-round, to be around these young ladies, go out and compete on the court and also have a great time doing it. That’s what brought me here and I’m really excited. I’m ready to get started, let’s skip all this, put a net up and practice,” Tramel said during an introductory meeting with student-athletes, parents, and local media.
Her high school coaching career began after a two-year stint as the head coach of Nicholls State University, a Division I institution and members of the Southland Conference. She totaled 32 wins in two seasons and led the Colonels to a Southland Conference tournament berth in 2010. In 2011, Nicholls State set a modern-era record 13-match winning streak under her guidance.
Tramel’s first Division I head coaching job came after two years as an assistant coach for Washington State University, in Pullman, Wash. During the 2009 season, the Cougars received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament capping off the most successful season in years.
She served as the head volleyball coach and assistant athletic director at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. During her time at the helm, the Swedes set a school record of 23 wins and the first-ever regional ranking in school history as members of the NAIA.
Tramel’s first head coaching position came at NCAA Division II Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. In her lone season, the Aggies went 15-14 in 2005.
She served as an assistant coach at South Dakota State as the Jackrabbits made the transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. The Jackrabbits improved upon a 13-19 record in 2003 to a 22-12 season in 2004 with Tramel as an assistant.
Upon the completion of her playing career at New Mexico State University, Tramel began serving as an undergraduate assistant coach during the second semester of her senior year.
A two-time Sun Belt Conference All-Academic team selection, Tramel transferred to NMSU from Lousiana-Monroe.
Tramel earned her master’s degree in sports administration from South Dakota State University and graduated from New Mexico State University in 2003.
2019-2021: Claremore-Sequoyah HS – Head Coach
2013-2018: Chouteau HS – Head Coach
2010-2011: Nicholls State University – Head Coach
2008-2009: Washington State – Assistant Coach
2006-2007: Bethany College (Kan.) – Head Coach
2005: Cameron University – Head Coach
2003-2004: South Dakota State – Assistant Coach