Dylan Butler enters his first season as the Head Volleyball Coach for the Lady Rebels. Prior to assuming the head coach role, Butler served as the Assistant Coach for two seasons aiding the Lady Rebels to a 14-6 overall record, a Region V North Regular Season Conference Title, and a Region V North Conference Tournament Title in the 2020-2021 season finishing in the top 20 teams in the country. In Butler’s first season as Assistant Coach, the Lady Rebels finished 20-10 overall and earned the Region V North Conference Tournament Title, earning a National Tournament Bid, and finishing the season in the top 16 teams in the country. As the programs designated hitting coach, Butler had a large part in the training of Camryn Specia and Natalie Garcia. Camryn, a Second Team All-American and Conference MVP, is now a member of the Texas Tech Volleyball team. Natalie, a Second Team All-American, is now a member of the University of Texas at Tyler Volleyball team. Butler also has trained first and second team All-Conference Selections.
Prior to Hill College, Butler was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Dallas for the 2018-2019 season. During his time with the Lady Crusaders, Butler assisted the team to a 20-15 overall record - which is the best season record since 2014 - and accomplished a fourth-place finish at the SCAC Conference Championship Tournament with a starting lineup consisting mainly of freshmen. Butler played a key role in the training of 1st team All-American setter Elizabeth Smith, 2nd team All-American outside hitter Abigail Porras, and SCAC Freshman of the Year, SCAC 1st Team All-Conference and 2nd team All-American Middle Blocker Dayjah Whyte. Butler also held responsibilities for the technical skill and strategy training of all team setters to run a fast-paced offense which assisted in the success of such a young team.
Prior to Butler’s time at the University of Dallas, he served as an undergraduate assistant at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) for two seasons under head coach Edgar Miraku, where he helped UCO finish with an overall record of 28-5 in 2015, and 31-5 in 2016.
Butler was also an undergraduate assistant at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS) under head coach Jane Sargent, where he helped UAFS finish with an overall record of 27-8 in 2011.
Butler currently coaches club volleyball for Tejas Volleyball Club and co-coaches the 18-Red Team. He also serves as the Boys Club Director and will be starting the club's first boys team in the coming 2022 season. Before moving to Texas, Butler coached Kaizen Volleyball boys 17s in Oklahoma City, where he led the team to a bronze medal finish in the 17s club division at the 2018 Boys Junior National Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to coaching for Kaizen, Butler coached club for Oklahoma Peak Performance where he coached 14s and 16s age divisions, Fort Smith Juniors for 14s, and was the assistant for the 16-1’s.
Butler played collegiately at Park University in Kansas City, MO, where he helped the team win the NAIA National Invitational Championship title in 2014. Prior to Park University, Dylan played at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO, where he assisted the team to an 8th place finish.
Dylan is originally from the state of Hawai’i where he grew up playing all forms of volleyball. Dylan played high school volleyball for Kea’au High School, in Kea’au, HI.
Dylan is married to Pamela Butler, a native of Brazil and former Coffeyville Community College volleyball player, single season kill record holder, and Park University Alumni. Dylan and Pamela are first time parents to their daughter Isabella.
Assistant Coach Megan Turner
Turner has played volleyball for 10 years. She started her volleyball journey in middle school and immediately fell in love with it. Starting as a freshman on varsity she worked to earn multiple awards from sophomore year to her senior year.
Turner played at Lake Dallas High school where in her junior year she led the team four rounds deep into the playoffs. Turner was team captain for three years.
Turner got a scholarship to play at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas where she broke the kills per season record. She also held a top spot academically, never letting her GPA drop below a 3.8.
Following her time at Fort Scott Community College, Turner transferred to Harding University in Searcy, AR. During her time at Harding, Turner aided the team a regular season Conference Championship in 2019, and went on to win the Great American Conference tournament. Following the Great American Conference tournament win, Harding University earned an NCAA tournament spot in Nebraska. Turner graduated and became a club volleyball coach at Instinct Volleyball Club and had the opportunity to coach under the famous Olympian, Cilene Drewnick.