Christy Mooberry is beginning her third season as Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Montreat
College. Mooberry started at Montreat in 2008, taking a team ranked 9th in preseason polls
to a 4th place finish, achieving a 10-8 record in the AAC. For 2009, the Cavaliers continued
to move up in the AAC finishing third and posting an 11-5 conference record. Making history,
the 2009 Cavaliers won more games than any previous Montreat College Volleyball team.
The two seasons have captured many awards for the young team including four Setter of the Week
at the Conference Level awards, one Player of the Week, Conference Level, four Hitter of the
Week awards, Conference Level, one NAIA Player of the Week Nominee, Winner at Conference Level,
four AAC All Conference Team, two AAC All Freshman Team, five AAC All Academic Team, two AVCA
NAIA All-Northeast Region Team, three all tournament team players, one AAC All Conference Tournament Team and one AVCA NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.
Coach Mooberry comes to Montreat after coaching
at Newfane High School and WNY Stars Volleyball
Club in New York.
Mooberry began her volleyball career playing club and high school in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She went on to earn a volleyball scholarship to University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois. During her two seasons at USF the team earned the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship Titles. Mooberry also earned the USF Scholar Athlete Award and made the Dean's List in both 1998 and 1999. After playing two seasons under Coach Rich Luenemann, the AVCA's 2003 and 2007 Coach of the year and NAIA Hall of Fame Volleyball Coach, she transferred to Moody Bible Institute to pursue Sports Ministry.
While at Moody Bible Institute, Mooberry played two seasons under Jean Penfound, 2006 NCCAA Hall of Fame Inductee. During these two seasons she earned a number of awards including, six All Tournament Team Awards, two tournament MVP's, NCCAA Midwest Regional All Tournament Team in both 1999 and 2000, NCAAA Division II all Regional Midwest Volleyball Team in 1999 and 2000, and NCCAA Division II First Team All American in 1999 and 2000. While serving as captain for the 2000 season she also earned Grace Bible College Volleyball Classic Most Inspirational Award and President's Award, Moody Bible Institute Female Athlete of the Year 2000-2001. Mooberry graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Sports Ministry.
Upon graduation, Mooberry (then Simmons) married Scott in June of 2001 and moved to Newfane, NY in July of 2001. Scott took the position of Youth and Worship Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Newfane. Doors soon opened for Mooberry to coach. She was an assistant coach at Wilson High School for one year then was able to take over the Varsity Coach position at Newfane High School. During her six years as head varsity coach at Newfane High school she accumulated a record of 92 wins and 26 losses and a 48-0 conference record for the last four years. The Newfane Varsity Volleyball Team earned four consecutive Niagara Orleans Conference Championships and was New York State Section VI Finalists in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. Mooberry also founded the Western New York Stars USA Volleyball Club in 2002 which provided opportunities for both athletic development and ministry impact.
Mooberry is a USAV Level 1 Certified Coach through the USAV's Coaching Accreditation Program, and holds a New York State Coaching Certification, International Sports Sciences Association Certified Fitness Trainer, and is a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Mooberry is also working on a Master's Degree in Kinesiology with a Coaching emphasis through Georgia Southern University.
Christy, her husband Scott and their two dogs, Lex and Tank reside in Black Mountain, NC.