Nancy Todd enters her fifth season at the helm of the Red Raider volleyball program. With a nice mixture of experience and new talented faces, each year looks promising at Texas Tech.
Though this is only Todd's fifth season as head coach of the Red Raiders, she is no stranger to the Tech scene or collegiate volleyball. After spending eight seasons as associate head volleyball coach she took over the program in 2003.
During the 2006 season, Todd saw her first group of student-athletes through four years of participation. In 2007, the Red Raiders' conference highlight came in the form of a sweep of in-state rival Texas A&M, marking the first time Tech has won the home-and-away versus the Aggies since 1992. The road win in College Station was the first victory at A&M since 1998.
Todd's third year at Tech proved to be challenging with a young group of newcomers mixed with her seasoned veterans. Sparks of success were highlighted by Philister Sang being named the 2005 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.
Todd's sophomore stint with the reigns of the program showed much improvement with strong tournament showings and victories over highly-touted Big 12 opponents.
The 2004 squad produced victories over No. 20 Kansas State, Baylor and Iowa State twice, and also took the title at the annual Red Raider Round Up.
During Todd's first year at Tech she led the Red Raiders to an 8-0 start, after taking the Islander and Big Orange Bash Tournament titles. Todd then had to help lead the Red Raiders through a sea of injuries that led to at one point only six of the 13-person roster being healthy enough to play. Though Todd endured a tough first season, it set the tone for several big vicories over the next three years and proved that the Red Raiders are ready and willing to show that they can be a top team in the always-tough Big 12.
In addition to her collegiate experience, Todd has 17 years of experience coaching in a variety of other levels. From1990-1995, she served as a lead coach for East Valley Junior Volleyball in Arizona. In 1994, as an assistant at Corona High School in Arizona, she helped guide the team to a third-place finish at the Arizona State Championships. From 1996-2000, she coached with Lubbock junior volleyball as the head coach for Tx Power. In 2001, she coached the Sun Country Region High Performance team. Todd has also been involved in coaching with the Women's Day in Sport clinics for the last 11 years.
A stickler for ball control and consistency, Todd brings a great balance of a strong work ethic and an easy going personality to the Tech program. Her passion for the sport has been infectious to those who have coached with and played for her.
Todd, who received her B.S. in Family Studies/Child Development from Arizona State in 1995, also played professional beach volleyball for the Women's Pro Beach Volleyball Association (WPVA) from 1994-1995.
She married Mike Todd in Lubbock on April 7, 1996. The couple resides in Lubbock with their eight-year old son, Austin, and four-year-old daughter, Kendall.