Lindsey Vande Hoef enters her second season as Iowa Western's Head Women's Basketball Coach.
The Reivers saw much success on the court and in the classroom during Vande Hoef’s first year. Coach Vande lead her team to 25-5 record, undefeated in ICCAC and finished the season ranked #15 in NJCAA Division 1. The Reivers had five players named to the ICCAC D1 All-Region Team, one NJCAA All-American and one NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention. The team held a cumulative 3.16 GPA and finished the school year with 11 of the 13 players on the ICCAC Academic All-Region Team. The Reivers also had one player named NJCAA Academic All-American. All seven sophomores for the 2015-16 team signed at a four-year institution and are able to continue as student-athletes at the next level.
A native of Horicon, Wisconsin, the former Lindsey Niemuth played at the NCAA Division III level at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. Coach Vande is passionate about the game and has coached at the college level for over 13 years. Vande worked as an assistant coach at the NAIA and junior college levels for eight years. She spent four years as head coach at NCAA Division III level in Wisconsin at Lakeland University.
Coach Vande previously served as an assistant at Iowa Western to former Head Coach Jim Turgeon from 2007-2011. In her previous stint with the Reivers, the team finished with an 89-36 record over her four seasons, sending numerous players on to four-year schools and at the time, reaching their highest national ranking of #3 in 2010-11.
Vande Hoef also was a graduate assistant from 2005-07 at the University of Sioux Falls (S.D.). She served as head coach for the junior varsity squad and was heavily involved in the Cougars' recruiting efforts. Vande Hoef started her coaching career as an assistant coach for two seasons at perennial NAIA Division II power Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. She was part of a team that set a school record with 31 wins in 2004, and the Wolves qualified for the NAIA D-II National Tournament both seasons, advancing to the round of 16 in 2005.
Vande Hoef graduated from Carroll University in 2003 with a degree in fitness management and received a master's in business administration from the University of Sioux Falls in 2007.
Lindsey resides in Council Bluffs, IA with her husband, Chris and son, William.
Ashley McGee enters her second season as an assistant for the Iowa Western women’s basketball program.
McGee brings her coaching skills to Council Bluffs after spending 2 seasons as a graduate assistant at Cardinal Stritch University. While at Cardinal Stritch, McGee assisted on teams that advanced to the NAIA postseason tournament, finishing in the Final Four and Sweet 16.
McGee has also been an assistant coach for the Rising Force Girls AAU team, Pius XI High School and the Warning Basketball Tournament AAU program.
McGee spent her playing career at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. and Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.
Originally from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, McGee is a 2007 graduate of Pius High School. She received her bachelor’s degree (2012) in communications from Johnson C. Smith University with Magna Cum Laude honors and holds her master’s degree in sport management from Cardinal Stritch University.