Volleyball Coaching Staff



Tim Copeland

Head Coach

    High School:  DeSoto (MO)

    College:  Jefferson College - AA  


Tim Copeland is entering thirteenth season as the Head Coach for the Cardinals. In his 12 years here, he has an impressive overall coaching record of 365 - 144. Last season, MAC went 36-2 won their second consecutive Region 16 Championship, won the District K Title, won a MCCAC Conference Championship, as well as advancing to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament for the second consecutive season.  They had three players named All-American honors that played on that team.  Two seasons ago the Cardinals went 27-9. The Cardinals won their second Region XVI title, second District K title, and earned their second trip to NJCAA Division I National Tournament finishing 10th in the nation again. Three seasons ago the Lady Cards went 26-11 and tied for the MCCAC Conference Championship. Four years ago was the most successful season in Mineral Area volleyball history. MAC had a record setting year, where they went 35-7, won the school's first ever Region XVI title, and advanced to the 2011 NJCAA Division I National Championship. The Cardinals earned a final NJCAA Ranking of 10th. Along the way, Mineral Area defeated West Plains, Jefferson College, Miami-Dade and Wallace State-Hanceville. All of these schools were ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Tim's coaching career started in 1990 when he became a Student Assistant Coach at Jefferson College. The following year, he was appointed to the position of Assistant Volleyball Coach. He also took over the coaching responsibilities for the Jefferson Juniors, a USVBA club team.

While at Jefferson College, Tim had the chance to learn and develop under legendary coach Jo Ellen Stringer. Jo Ellen Stringer is the winningest college coach in America, and has lead Jefferson College to 24 NJCAA National Tournaments. In 1994, Tim left Jefferson College to take on the task of becoming the Head Coach at Missouri Baptist College (now University). When Tim entered Missouri Baptist, the team had a record of 3-43. After two short years, Tim had turned the program around ending the season with a 30-7 record. In 2002, Tim decided to head back to Jefferson College to again take on roll as Assistant Coach.

This season MAC is returning nearly all their starting five in hopes of repeating as Region XVI Champs..

Coaching Career:

2005-present               Mineral Area College            Head Coach (365-144)

2002-2004                   Jefferson College                    Assistant Coach

1994-2001                   Missouri Baptist University     Head Coach

1990-1993                   Jefferson College                     Assistant Coach




Ashley Daegling

Assistant Coach

    High School:  DeSoto (MO)

    College: Mineral Area College - AA

                        Southeast Missouri State - BA


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Ashley Daegling (Smith) is back coaching this year for Mineral Area. 

Smith has coached a total of seven years as an assistant coach at Mineral Area College. She has been a part of some MAC's best teams including the 2011 squad that finished 10th in the nation.  She has a total of 10 years of competitive playing experience, 4 at the collegiate level.

Beginning her volleyball career at DeSoto, Ashley developed her skills, attitude and love of the game to take her on to the next level. Earning a scholarship to Jefferson College, Ashley played middle and outside positions for two years. Throughout her career at Jeffco, she played with and faced some of the best volleyball players, giving her the experience and practice to eventually lead her to a Division I full ride offer. She signed for Southeast Missouri State and played for 2 years playing the middle and right side positions. Volleyball has been a major part of her life, much like a job for the past ten years, and she has truly loved every minute of it.

She is excited and eager to be back at MAC.  She has high hopes for this season and came back for MAC's strong tradition in volleyball. She is very comfortbale in this coaching position, and looks forward to working with such a great coaching staff. Ashley graduated from SEMO with a BS in Art Education.


Sami Meyer

Assistant Coach

    High School:  St. Pius HS(MO)

    College:  Mineral Area College - AA

              Columbia College - BS 

Former Mineral Area defensive player Sami Meyer joined the coaching staff starting the 2017-2018 season.


Sami graduated from St. Pius X High School in 2013 where she helped lead her team to three appearances in the state-championship game and winning the title in 2011. It was the first time a state title had been won in school history.  Her junior and senior year she was voted All-Conference, All-District, All-Region, All-State 1st team and All-State Academic. 


Meyer signed with Mineral Area College as a defensive specialist for them for the 2013-2015 seasons.  The Cardinals had two great seasons and earned a conference championship in 2013.  She was on the Dean’s list both academic years and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.


After Mineral Area, Sami signed to play volleyball at Columbia College in Columbia, MO where she received a full ride.  At her time in Columbia, Meyer helped her team win a National Championship in 2015, was awarded as a NAIA scholar Athlete in 2016 and an AMC Conference Academic All-Conference recipient.  She graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Magna Cum Laude academic honors.


Sami is now taking courses to obtain a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  She has come back to help out former coach Tim Copeland and the Cardinal volleyball program.


Cell Phone: 636-208-7757

Email: smeyer@mineralarea.edu