Anna Braun begins her fourth year at Agnes Scott College entering the 2019 season, her second as a full-time head coach. After serving as an assistant coach during the 2016 season, she was given the reins to the program as interim head coach in 2017.
In her second season as the head of the Scotties, Braun led the Scotties to a second consecutive USA South Conference tournament appearance after nabbing the sixth seed in the West Division with three conference victories. Braun was tasked with getting a young squad up to speed and also oversaw senior setter Bella Kammerer become the first player in program history to reach both 1,000 digs and 1,000 assists for a career.
During her interim season, she led the team to eight wins, including two in USA South Conference play. In her one season as the interim coach, she coached senior Resa Knott to an outstanding season that led her to become the first in the program to get named to a USA South All-Division team. This team also made the postseason for the first time since joining the USA South. She encouraged a strong academic finish with a team GPA of 3.45 and placing seven players on the USA South All-Academic team. Since being named full-time head coach in February, she has recruited seven players to join the 2018 Scottie program.
She moves into the position as head coach after spending the previous eight years as a coach within the A5 volleyball club organization, based out of Roswell, Ga.. Braun directed her teams to eight consecutive winning seasons, including a string of top-five finishes at both the regional and national levels. Her most prominent club highlights include being the first A5 head coach to qualify a “3”s team for the USAV national championships and assisting a national championship runner-up finish with A5 12-1’s. Her eight years at A5 lent exposure to some of the best high school players in the country on their way to collegiate programs across all levels.
Braun is a graduate of the 2018 NCAA Women Coaches Academy class #46 that was held in Denver, Colo. The NCAA Women Coaches Academy, hosted in partnership between WeCOACH and the NCAA, is a four-day educational training available to NCAA coaches of all experience levels, and is designed for women coaches who are ready to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their personal and team success.
A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Braun received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Rhetoric Studies from Oglethorpe University in 2014. She played as an outside hitter and setter during her four years as a Petrel. She served her team as a captain for two years and was selected as a three-year all-conference player in the SAA conference. In July of 2018, Braun completed her Master's of Sport Administration degree at Georgia State University.