Coach Cole is in her 22nd year as women’s head volleyball coach at Houghton. Her teams have won over 366 matches during that time. She led her team to their first-ever appearance at the NAIA National Championships in 1998. Posting a record of 27-9, the team won both their conference and regional championships to claim the right to advance to the National Tournament. In 2000, the team once again won both its conference and regional championships and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament. Cole was named American Mideast Conference North Division Coach of the Year in 2002. Coach Cole earned her 300th win in 2013. In 2014 her team became the first Houghton College team to qualify for their Empire 8 Conference Tournament. They also qualified for NCCAA nationals in Florida.