BrentLewis Coach Lewis takes over at the helm of the Bulldog volleyball program after spending this past season as the head coach of NJCAA member Ranger College in Ranger, Texas. During his only season at Ranger, Lewis led the Rangers to a program-best 14 wins. He also had four players named to the NTJCAC all-conference team, including two freshman.

Prior to Ranger College he spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Iowa Western Community College. In his first season at Iowa Western, the team finished with a 44-5 record and earned a seventh-place finish at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament after being ranked as high as No. 2 during the regular season. In his second season the Reivers completed a 45-2 record and held the No. 1 ranking for most of the season which culminated with a fifth-place finish at the National Tournament. While at Iowa Western he served as head coach for Top Ten Volleyball Club and also worked on staff with Iowa High Performance Volleyball.


Before Iowa Western Lewis spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He aided the Cowgirls to a 58-10 overall record, 38-3 record in the American Southwest Conference, two conference titles, and two NCAA regional tournament appearances. He helped orchestrate an offense that led the conference in kills and assists both years he was on staff. Following the 2012 season HSU was named American Southwest Conference Coaching Staff of the Year. 

As an assistant coach at the collegiate level he has amassed a record of 147-17. This includes two school-record winning streaks, first with a 2012 HSU squad that won 25 consecutive matches, then again in 2013 at Iowa Western with 33 straight victories.

In the summer of 2015 he spent time in California working as a volunteer with the USA Women's National Team. A majority of his work lies in the statistical and analytical realm. Known as someone who enjoys working with numbers, he has written two papers on volleyball statistics. His 37 page Master's thesis was entitled, "Discovering Success in Volleyball: An Integral Match Analysis of the Relationship between Statistics and Team Rankings" which compared general statistics to team records in order to determine the most significant numbers for predicting the outcome of a win-loss record. His most recent work was completed in December 2013, in which he proposed alternative ways to measure the attacking efficiency of a hitter.   

A native of Marshall, Texas, he received a Master's degree in Kinesiology from Hardin-Simmons University in 2012, where he also worked as an adjunct instructor in the Fitness and Sports Sciences Department. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from East Texas Baptist University in 2010, where he played as a right side hitter on the men's club volleyball team.

Kendra Mendicino is originally from San Diego, California. She graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 2011.

Mendicino started her collegiate career at San Diego Mesa College, where she played for two seasons. While at San Diego Mesa, Kendra was named first team all-conference and team MVP both seasons, as well as being a scholar-athlete. During her two years at Montana Western, she earned recognition to the Frontier Conference all-conference, Frontier Conference all-academic and Daktronics-NAIA Scholar athlete teams.

Mendicino is currently finishing a degree in Health and Human Performance at Montana Western.

Bailey Branson is from Missoula, Montana where she was a 2010 graduate of Sentinel High School.

Branson had a successful career as an outside hitter at the University of Montana Western from 2010 to 2014. She was a four-year starter, a team captain, and earned Frontier Conference all-academic honors.

Branson is in her first year of coaching at Montana Western, and has four years of combined experience coaching camps and club.

She graduated from Montana Western with a bachelor of science degree in biology in 2015.

Brent Lewis, Head Coach

BrentLewis Coach Lewis takes over at the helm of the Bulldog volleyball program after spending this past season as the head coach of NJCAA member Ranger College in Ranger, Texas. During his only season at Ranger, Lewis led the Rangers to a program-best 14 wins. He also had four players named to the NTJCAC all-conference team, including two freshman.

Prior to Ranger College he spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Iowa Western Community College. In his first season at Iowa Western, the team finished with a 44-5 record and earned a seventh-place finish at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament after being ranked as high as No. 2 during the regular season. In his second season the Reivers completed a 45-2 record and held the No. 1 ranking for most of the season which culminated with a fifth-place finish at the National Tournament. While at Iowa Western he served as head coach for Top Ten Volleyball Club and also worked on staff with Iowa High Performance Volleyball.


Before Iowa Western Lewis spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He aided the Cowgirls to a 58-10 overall record, 38-3 record in the American Southwest Conference, two conference titles, and two NCAA regional tournament appearances. He helped orchestrate an offense that led the conference in kills and assists both years he was on staff. Following the 2012 season HSU was named American Southwest Conference Coaching Staff of the Year. 

As an assistant coach at the collegiate level he has amassed a record of 147-17. This includes two school-record winning streaks, first with a 2012 HSU squad that won 25 consecutive matches, then again in 2013 at Iowa Western with 33 straight victories.

In the summer of 2015 he spent time in California working as a volunteer with the USA Women's National Team. A majority of his work lies in the statistical and analytical realm. Known as someone who enjoys working with numbers, he has written two papers on volleyball statistics. His 37 page Master's thesis was entitled, "Discovering Success in Volleyball: An Integral Match Analysis of the Relationship between Statistics and Team Rankings" which compared general statistics to team records in order to determine the most significant numbers for predicting the outcome of a win-loss record. His most recent work was completed in December 2013, in which he proposed alternative ways to measure the attacking efficiency of a hitter.   

A native of Marshall, Texas, he received a Master's degree in Kinesiology from Hardin-Simmons University in 2012, where he also worked as an adjunct instructor in the Fitness and Sports Sciences Department. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from East Texas Baptist University in 2010, where he played as a right side hitter on the men's club volleyball team.