Craig Case is the seventh coach in program history. 2019 is his 10th season at the helm of the Lion volleyball program. He is now the longest tenured coach in program history. He enters the season with 160 wins, the second most in program history.
The 2018 season built on the team's 2017 success and raised it to new heights. The Lions improved their win total yet again, for the fourth consecutive season. The team finished with a 30-6 record, the first time the team had a 30-win season since 1987. The Lions finished in second place in the LSC standings with a 17-3 record, earning Case the LSC Coach of the Year award. The team would go on to win its second ever LSC Tournament championship, defeating regular season champion Tarleton in four sets. The Lions qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year and made it all the way to the Regional Championship match, falling in four sets to Tarleton. Shelley Chapron earned All-America status once again and also gained national status as the AVCA National Player of the Week. Chapron also went on to earn LSC Tournament MVP honors. Jaslyn Wacker also was named an Academic All-American. Under Case, Celeste Vela was named the LSC Freshman of the Year. Seven Lions would go on to earn All-Conference honors. Chapron earned First Team honors while Jaslyn Wacker, Jaryn Wacker and Bina Njikam earned Second Team status. Vela was joined by Savannah Rutledge and Rylie Fuentes on the Honorable Mention team.
The 2017 season was one of the best seasons in Lion volleyball history. The Lions improved their win total for a third consecutive season and finished with a perfect 11-0 record in the Field House. The team finished 21-12 overall, securing second place in the Lone Star Conference. The Lions would advance to the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament, the first time the team advanced to the NCAA Tournament since 1988. During the season, Case moved into second place in program history in wins. Shelley Chapron was named both Honorable Mention All-American and Honorable Mention All-Region by the AVCA and Jaslyn Wacker was named Second Team All-Region by the D2CCA. Chapron was named LSC Newcomer of the Year and Wacker was named the program's first Academic All-American as well as the first LSC Academic Player of the Year. Five players were named to the All-Conference team while two were named Academic All-Conference. The Lions advanced to the second round of the LSC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, falling in the first round to Metro State in five sets.
During the 2016 season, the Lions improved their win total for the second consecutive year. They went 19-13 and were regionally ranked for the first time under Case. With a win over Midwestern State on October 1, Case earned his 100th win as A&M-Commerce's head coach. Ashley Mireles was named Libero of the Year, leading the conference with 618 digs. Mireles was also named First Team All-LSC. Taryn Driver was named Second Team All-LSC for the second time and Jaslyn Wacker was named an All-LSC Honorable Mention and was named to the LSC All-Academic Team. The Lions lost in the first round of the LSC Tournament.
In the 2015 campaign, the Lions went 15-14 with numerous postseason accolades. Taryn Driver, Veronika Baric, and Jaslyn Wacker were named all-Lone Star Conference second team with Courtney Tate and Summer Alford earning LSC Honorable Mention. Driver was also named to the LSC All-Academic Team.
In 2014, three Lions earned all-conference accolades. Amy Davault was a First-Team All LSC performer and a AVCA All-South Central Region Honorable mention performer. Davault eclipsed both the 1,000 kill and 1,000 dig milestone. Freshman setter Courtney Tate was All-Lone Star Conference Honorable Mention and Taryn Driver was an All-Academic Lone Star Conference performer.
The 2013 season was one of the best seasons A&M-Commerce volleyball has seen. The Lions won eight of their first 10 games and finished with a record of 23-9, 9-7 in the Lone Star Conference, good enough for fourth place.
The 2012 season proved to be one of the highlights of Case’s career as he helped guide A&M-Commerce to a 20-11 mark, an improvement of nine wins from the previous season. The Lions finished fifth in the Lone Star Conference with an 11-9 mark, qualifying for the LSC tournament for the first time since 2009..
Case received his bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University in 1999 and holds a master’s degree in education from St. Lawrence University and received his master’s degree in education with an emphasis in physical education, health and coaching at Northern State University.