Camp Director / Head Coach
It didn't take long for Edgar Miraku to build the Central Oklahoma program back into a perennial conference and national contender, with the Bronchos having put together an historic seven-year run under his guidance.
UCO has been one of the winningest programs in NCAA Division II with Miraku at the helm, having compiled a sensational 182-55 record during his seven-year tenure. Edgar has guided the Bronchos to 25-plus wins the last five years in a row, with the 2015 and '16 teams each eclipsing the 30-win mark.
Miraku has coached seven All-Region and seven All-America players at UCO, with Taylor Bevis becoming the first three-time All-American in program history in 2018. Seven of the eight All-Americans in school history have come under Miraku's guidance.
He's also had 41 players earn All-MIAA honors. The Bronchos have excelled in the classroom as well during Edgar's tenure, with 42 players having been named to the MIAA Honor Roll.
The Miraku-led Bronchos put together a 27-7 record last year and eight players earned All-MIAA recognition. Bevis and Jordan Spence became just the third and fourth players in school history to become four-time all-conference performers in 2018.
Central put together a school-record 17-match winning streak en route to a 29-6 finish in 2017 and made it to the national tournament before falling to eventual champion Concordia-St. Paul. Six players were named All-MIAA, with Bevis claiming MIAA Player of the Year recognition in addition to earning All-America honors.
Central set a school-record for winning percentage in 2016 (88.2), finishing 30-4 and going a perfect 15-0 at home without dropping a set. The Bronchos had 3-0 wins over five top-25 teams -- including two in the top 10 -- and were ranked in the top 15 all season, reaching as high as seventh.
Bevis became the first sophomore in program history to earn All-America recognition in 2016 and seven players earned All-MIAA honors, with three making the first-team unit.
Miraku guided the Bronchos to a fantastic 31-5 campaign in 2015, ripping off 16 straight wins during one stretch. UCO captured the rugged MIAA championship for the program's first league title since 2007 as Edgar was named Coach of the Year for the second straight time.
UCO broke into the NCAA Division II national rankings for the first time ever in 2015 and were in the polls for the final 12 weeks, ending the season at No. 12. The Bronchos earned their first national tournament berth since 2007 and won a first-round match in the Central Regional before falling to No. 1-ranked Concordia-St. Paul.
UCO joined the MIAA in Edgar's first year at the controls in 2012 and went 13-18 before making a big jump the next season, finishing fourth in the league and winning a first-round match in the MIAA Post-season Tournament in a 24-10 campaign that marked the winningest season since 2007.
The Bronchos continued their upward climb under Miraku in 2014, putting together a fabulous 28-5 record and beating three teams ranked in the top 15 nationally -- including first-ever wins over league rivals Central Missouri and Nebraska-Kearney -- in finishing third in the conference.
Miraku came to UCO following a seven-year stint as head coach at Edmond Memorial, guiding the Bulldogs to a phenomenal 209-48 record and four Class 6A state championships in that span.
He took over the Memorial reigns in 2005 and won the first of his four state titles that season, with the Bulldogs also taking the gold ball in 2007, ’09 and ’10.
Miraku also worked with USA Volleyball and the USA Men's National Sitting Team while at Memorial, serving as head coach for two years and assistant coach for five. He participated in numerous international competitions during that span, including the 2007 Para-Pan American Games, the 2006 and 2010 World Championships, the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 Continental Cup.
Edgar is a UCO alumni and completed his bachelor’s (Business Administration) and his MBA, while serving as volunteer and later graduate assistant from 1995 to 2000 under Mark Herrin.
Edgar is a native of Albania, where he played professional volleyball for four years and was a member of the Albanian Junior National Team from 1992-95, winning a silver medal in the 1993 Balkan Championships.
Miraku has also coached and been involved in the junior volleyball for over 15 years. He has been involved and coached for the Oklahoma Peak Performance since its inception and has placed third in nation at JO’s twice: 2009 & 2014.
Edgar is married (Amy) and has two children (Abiana and Arden).