2015-16 Women's Basketball 
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 2015-16 Women's Basketball Coaches 
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Steve Bruce
Head Coach- 10th Season

Bruce begins his ninth season on the sideline for the Lady Titans.  In 2013-14, he led his team to 20 wins for the second time in his nine year stint as the Lady Titans finished 20-11.  IU South Bend made their ninth consecutive trip to the Chicagoland Collegiate Conference tournament last season where they fell to eventual champion, Purdue Calumet.

In 2012-13, he led the Titans to a 15-17 overall record and a 9-13 mark in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.

Under his leadership, the Titans have seen great improvements as a team - both on the court and in the classroom - and several players have earned conference and national honors for their play and both the 2007-08 and 2008-09 teams were named to the NAIA Scholar Teams list. The Titans have now been named to the WBCA Top 25 All-Academic list the last three seasons, ranking #23 following the 2011-12 season.

Four times during Bruce's tenure a Titan has been named to the NAIA Honorable Mention All-American team: Jen VanderZanden in 2007-08 and Katie Hacker in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.

In each of the past nine seasons, Bruce's teams have also featured at least one CCAC All-Conference honoree. In 2006-2007, VanderZanden took home First Team honors, and repeated it the following season, when she was joined by Evva Comans. In 2008-2009, Katie Hacker and Lizzie Stapke earned a First Team nod and Stapke was also named CCAC Freshman of the Year. Hacker followed that by being named to the First Team again in 2009-2010, with Stacy Spurgeon, Cortney Flanigan and Betsy Grogan each earning CCAC Honorable Mention nods as well. Hacker was again named to the First Team for the 2010-11 season and she was joined by Kimmie Hummer and Lizzie Stapke, who were both named to the Second Team. After the 2011-12 season Lizzie Stapke and Emily Strilich were both named to the CCAC Second Team. In 2012-13, Courtney Simpson and Nichole Sly were each named to the CCAC all-conference honorable mention team.  2013-14 also saw a pair of Lady Titans named to the CCAC all-conference squad, led by Maegan Callaway who was named to the second team and Sly was again named to the honorable mention team.

Bruce came to IU South Bend from Valparaiso University where he was a part of the most successful run in program history. Bruce served as an assistant coach from 1999-2003 and, in the summer of 2003, was promoted to associate head coach, where he served until 2006. While at Valpo, the Crusaders went 123-89 (.580) and won the Mid-Continent Conference regular season title in 2001-2002, two Mid-Continent Conference Tournament champion-ships, had two NCAA Tournament appearances and a WNIT quarterfinal appearance. While with the Crusaders, Bruce was in charge of the defense, post players, scouting, summer camps and assisted with recruiting.

Prior to VU, Bruce coached middle school boys in Bowling Green, KY, leading them to two Southern Kentucky Middle School titles. He also excelled in the classroom, and was nominated three times for Outstanding Young Educator in Warren County, KY. Bruce earned Teacher of the Year and Excellence in Teaching awards and was honored by the National League of Junior Cotillions award for best-mannered teacher.

Bruce, originally from Washington, DC, played football at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a team captain during his senior year. He graduated from OWU in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education and with a Master‟s degree from Morehead State in 1984.

Head Coaching Resume at IU South Bend

Season

Overall

CCAC

Team GPA

2006-07

8-22

4-8

2.46

2007-08

19-12

5-5

3.28

2008-09

16-16

6-4

3.42

2009-10

19-11

5-5

3.20

2010-11

21-9

5-5

3.43

2011-12

12-20

2-8

3.41

2012-13

15-17

9-13

3.55

2013-14

20-11

9-8

 

Overall

130-118

45-56

 


 
 
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Mike Pott
Assistant Coach- 3rd Season

Mike Pott enters his first season as an assistant coach for the IU South Bend women’s basketball program. Pott was most recently at Purdue North Central where he served as an assistant for the men’s basketball program.

Pott has accumulated an extensive knowledge of the game and development of players through his successful coaching experiences at many different levels.  In 2010-11 he led the Grand Rapids Christian High School junior varsity team to a perfect 22-0 season, and helped the varsity squad to a school record 22 wins.

Mike spent a year as a student assistant under Joanne P. McCallie at Michigan State University of the Big Ten Conference. He assisted in game operations, preparations for in season travel and summer camps, film exchange responsibilities, and other administrative duties. The Spartans posted a 22-9 record and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Pott graduated from Michigan State University in 2004 with a bachelor's of arts degree in Accounting, and also earned his State of Michigan Teacher's Certification with a bachelor's of science degree in Physical Education and a minor in Economics from Grand Valley State University.

“Mike will be a valuable addition to our coaching staff,” says Head Coach Steve Bruce. “He is a high integrity person who cares about people and loves the game of basketball.  He will be an “energy-giver” to our program and I am excited to have him on our “TEAM”.

 
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Emily Strilich
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season
 
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Elyse Lefebvre
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, Feb 25
Women's Basketball
IU South Bend at 68
(4) Saint Xavier University 80
CCAC Tournament Quarterfinals
stats recap
Monday, Feb 23
Women's Basketball
Calumet College of St. Joseph at 62
IU South Bend 79
CCAC Tournament
stats recap
Saturday, Feb 21
Women's Basketball
(RV) Olivet Nazarene University at 96
IU South Bend 101
Senior Day
stats recap
Monday, Feb 16
Women's Basketball
Calumet College of St. Joseph at 68
IU South Bend 99
stats recap
Wednesday, Feb 11
Women's Basketball
IU South Bend at 63
University of Saint Francis 85
stats recap
Saturday, Feb 7
Women's Basketball
IU South Bend at 71
(8) Purdue University Calumet 62
stats recap
Wednesday, Feb 4
Women's Basketball
Holy Cross College at 79
IU South Bend 92
stats recap
Saturday, Jan 31
Women's Basketball
Judson College at 59
IU South Bend 72
stats recap
Wednesday, Jan 28
Women's Basketball
IU South Bend at 40
(5) Cardinal Stritch University 57
stats recap
Saturday, Jan 24
Women's Basketball
IU South Bend at 50
Trinity Christian College 59
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Saturday, Oct 24
Women's Basketball
Governor State University at 1:00 pm
IU South Bend EST
Wednesday, Oct 28
Women's Basketball
IU South Bend at 7:00 pm
Grace College EST
Saturday, Oct 31
Women's Basketball
IU South Bend at  
Indiana Wesleyan University  
Wednesday, Nov 4
Women's Basketball
Indiana University Northwest at 5:30 pm
IU South Bend EST
Tuesday, Nov 10
Women's Basketball
IU South Bend at  
Governor State University  
Saturday, Nov 14
Women's Basketball
Spring Arbor University at 1:00 pm
IU South Bend EST
Wednesday, Nov 18
Women's Basketball
Holy Cross College at 5:30 pm
IU South Bend EST
Saturday, Nov 21
Women's Basketball
Saint Xavier University at 1:00 pm
IU South Bend EST
Tuesday, Nov 24
Women's Basketball
IU South Bend at 6:30 pm
Trinity Christian College EST
Saturday, Nov 28
Women's Basketball
University of Michigan-Dearborn at 1:00 pm
IU South Bend EST
 
 
 
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