Katie Novak

Head Women's Basketball Coach at Sul Ross State University

"One of Coach Mueller’s strengths is his ability to simplify. His teaching progression is so logical and his short, simple phrases leave no room for players to think, "I’m not really sure what the coaches are asking of me." Most post players (and coaches) believe success around the basket is about height but positioning, timing, and being more efficient with the basketball can make your 5’10” post unstoppable. I saw the results on our team when I played in college and now I’ve seen it from the sideline as a coach. I inherited a post player who used to play for Coach Mueller and the rest of our team is shocked at her ability to hold a seal. They complain that guarding her is such a challenge."

  • Former Asst. Women's Basketball Coach at Our Lady of the Lake University
  • OLLU held #1 National Ranking (NAIA-1) for seven weeks in 2015-2016 season
  • 2021 American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year