Head Coach - Briley Palmer
High School: Farmington, (MO)
College: Mineral Area (AA), Christian Brothers University (B.S.) (Memphis, TN)
Central Methodist University (Masters of Education)
The Mineral Area College Board of Trustees has approved the hiring of Briley Palmer as head basketball coach effective July 1st. She will take over for longtime head coach Gary Koch is who retiring at the end of this season.
Briley just finished her eighth season as an assistant coach at Mineral Area. Briley has been instrumental in the Lady Cards winning the Region 16 title two times since she has been back. In 2015, Coach Palmer helped lead the team to the school's first-ever Region 16 Championship. In her first year, Briley helped the Lady Cards in reaching as high as #13 in the NJCAA poll.
Palmer graduated from Farmington High School in 2007 where she helped lead her team to an appearance in the state championship game. This was the first school history. Her senior year she has voted an All-Region, All-District, All-Conference, and Dream-Team player.
In the spring of her senior year, she signed her letter of intent to play for Coach Koch at Mineral Area. At Mineral Area, Palmer came in to play a big role as a freshman and carried her leadership over to her sophomore year where her team went 22-10. In the peak of the season, Palmer was ranked 3rd in 3-point percentage in the nation.
After Mineral Area, Briley signed to play at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. She helped lead her team to a GSC Conference Tournament appearance in her junior year.
After her senior year at Christian Brothers, she was asked by head coach Sarah Condra to be the graduate assistant for the following season. After she coached at Christian Brothers, Briley joined Gary Koch's staff at MAC again.
Briley and her husband Jimmy Palmer were married in the fall of 2014 and live in Farmington, MO with their daughters, Dayton and Nola. Jimmy is the head boys basketball and golf coach at North County High School and teaches Mathematics.
School Phone: 573-518-2259