Angel Sharman has been a college coach for 14 years with an overall record of 372 wins and 304 loses. She has been coaching at Casper College for seven years where she has a record of 272-143. Sharman also serves as physical education department chair at Casper College. She earned her associate’s degree at Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, Nebraska, where she was an outstanding basketball and volleyball player playing for NJCAA Hall of Famer Sally Thalken. She also excelled at basketball and volleyball at Fort Hayes State University (Kansas) where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Coach Sharman’s team has just won the 2008 Region IX West/North championship for the third time in five years. Her team won the championship in 2003, narrowly missed the title in 2005 and 2006, and won the championship in 2007. Prior to coaching in Casper, she coached for five seasons at Colby College (Kansas) where she led her teams to two Region VI playoff appearances.
Sharman is one of the top 30 volleyball coaches in the country in terms of career wins. She is finishing her eighth season at Casper College and her 14th season as a college coach. She has been named Region IX North Coach of the Year four times and Wyoming Conference Coach of the Year three times. During her tenure at Casper College, the T-Birds have averaged 35 match victories per season.
Sharman has coached four NJCAA All-Americans, nine academic All-Americans and 22 All-Region IX performers. Her first three years as Casper College’s volleyball coach were the best three seasons in the college’s program history. The 2003 team racked up 43 match victories. Her winning percentage at Casper College is at 68 percent. She teaches a very aggressive style of volleyball, but defense has been the hallmark of her teams. They are always among the best defensive teams in the country.
Coach Sharman also stresses academics where her T-Birds have excelled. Last season the team was honored by the NJCAA as one of the top academic teams in the nation.