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2014 Camp Dates
Basketball - TBA
Volleyball - TBA
Why Attend a Stephens Stars Camp?
Camps are designed for both boys and girls of all skill levels. Participating in a Stephens Stars camp gives your athlete a chance to experience Stephens College and our way of playing sports. Athletes have the opportunity to learn new concepts, further develop their game, and most importantly, grow as an individual as we carry out our mission as a member of the National Association of Intercollege Athletics (NAIA) and its flagship Champions of Character program.
Our Coaching Staff
Chris Duncan looks to continue the transformation of the Stephens basketball program in his second season at the helm in 2013.
Inheriting a young team to begin his head-coaching career, Duncan guided Stephens to a 7-23 overall record and went 4-14 in American Midwest Conference play. In just one season, the Stars’ four league victories matched their AMC career wins (4 years) and improved the previous season’s win total by five.
In 2012-13, senior guard Jessica McConnell ranked second in the nation in free throw percentage (.888), while the team as a whole finished seventh (.740) in the country. The Stars also made their way into the national rankings in defensive rebounds per game (26.7) at No. 34.
Before his first head coaching job, Duncan spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at Columbia College alongside Mike Davis. During that period, he helped the Cougars to six NAIA National Tournament appearances and combined 201-68 record. He coached 11 NAIA All-Americans, eight Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 34 AMC Academic All-Conference honorees. Prior to his time in Columbia, Duncan also helped coach AAU teams while living in Texas.
Duncan takes pride in coaching teams that focus on the fundamentals of the game. In addition, there are three aspects that he wants Stephens to be known for: free throws, rebounding and defense.
“We’re going attack the basket to get to the free-throw line, crash the boards and play hard defense,” Duncan said. “If we do those three things, we’ll be winning a lot more games than we’re going to lose.”
A native of Enid, Okla., Duncan grew up playing youth basketball with 10-year NBA veteran Brent Price and his brother, Mark, a four-time NBA All-Star. He played throughout high school and began his college career at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Okla.) before suffering a career-ending ACL injury.
Duncan earned his B.A. in History from Columbia College in 2007.
For more information on basketball camps, contact Chris Duncan at 573-876-2342 or by email at [email protected].
Rose Obunaga (pronounced Oh-boo-na-ga) enters her second season as head coach of the Stephens volleyball program in 2013. In addition to her coaching duties, Obunaga also serves in an administrative role as the Assistant Athletics Director for Stephens’ seven varsity sports.
In 2012, Obunaga guided the volleyball Stars to a 9-22 overall record, picking up four conference victories (4-14, American Midwest) and an upset win over Central Methodist (Mo.). Two individuals ranked in the top 50 nationally at the end of Obunaga’s first season as head coach, including Kelsie Byrd in blocks per set (23rd) and Lanie Hurt in assists per set (44th).
Obunaga looks to parlay a dominant playing career into an equally impressive coaching resume. The two-time Olympian hit the international circuit as a member of Kenya’s National Volleyball team in 2000 at the Sydney Summer Olympics. In the midst of her college career, Obunaga joined Kenya once again for the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics.
At the collegiate level, Obunaga left quite the legacy at Missouri State University-West Plains. The two-time, first-team NJCAA All-American finished her two-year stint at MSU-West Plains ranked second all-time in total blocks (463), solo blocks (178), kills (1,302), attacking percentage (.444) and points earned (1,844). In 2009, Obunaga was inducted into the MSU-West Plains Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Kakamega, Kenya native is no stranger to NAIA. Following her junior college playing career, Obunaga attended Central Methodist (Mo.) where she earned first-team NAIA All-American honors. In 2005, she transferred to Columbia College and helped the Cougars to a 35-4 overall record and runner-up finish at the NAIA National Tournament. Leading the team in kills, kills/set, blocks, solo blocks and blocks/set, Obunaga added to her long list of accolades with first-team NAIA All-American and All-Tournament honors.
At Columbia, Obunaga served as a student assistant volleyball coach while completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (2006). In 2011, Obunaga completed a master’s degree in Public Service Administration from the University of Evansville, where she served as a graduate assistant coach.
Other coaching opportunities for Obunaga have included a volunteer position at Washington University in St. Louis and a head coaching position with H2 St. Louis Volleyball Club U17s.
Obunaga resides in Columbia, Mo., and has one daughter, Yonne Nasimiyu. Yonne is a freshman for the volleyball Stars this season.
For more information on the volleyball camps, contact Rose Obunaga at (573) 876-2340 or by email at[email protected].