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Coaching Staff

Brad Nelson
Associate Head Coach

Brad Nelson is entering his 17th season with the Panthers. He was named Associate Head Coach in June of 2016 and will work primarily with the Panther offense and also assist with scouting, recruiting and all facets of practice.

Nelson joined the Panther coaching staff in the 2000-01 season. He has been with the Panthers during both NCAA Tournament appearance (2010, 2011), and each of their six WNIT appearances (2001, 2003, 2006, 2013, 2015, 2016).

Nelson has been a part of a coaching staff that has led UNI to new heights in the MVC, including the program’s two regular-season titles in 2011 and 2015. He served as recruiting coordinator from 2001-12, and he has helped sign MVC all-conference players Cassie Hager, Tara King, Jessie Biggs, Lizzie Boeck, Madison Weekly and the 2011/2013 MVC Player of the Year, Jacqui Kalin.

Nelson has played an integral part in UNI’s winning tradition, leading the Panthers to seven straight seasons with 17-or-more wins and all nine of their post-season appearances. Working primarily with the offense, he coached point guard Madison Weekly and Amber Sorenson to top-20 national rankings in three pointers scored in the last two seasons along with the Panthers finishing in the top-10 in the country in fewest turnovers and turnovers per game.

Prior to joining UNI, Nelson served as assistant head coach at Cedar Falls High School and helped lead the Tigers to back-to-back trips to the semi-finals of the 4A Iowa Girls Basketball State Tournament.

Prior to Cedar Falls, he served as an assistant coach at St. Ambrose University in 1995-96. That season, St. Ambrose won the regular and postseason conference titles on the way to a berth in the NAIA National Tournament.

While earning his business management degree from the University of Oregon, Nelson served as the head manager for the Ducks’ men’s basketball team under coaches Don Monson and Jerry Green.

Nelson and his wife, Jenny, have four children: 19-year-old daughter Bailey, 17-year-old twin sons Brandon and Jacob, and 12-year-old son Jordan.


Adam DeJoode
Assistant Coach

Adam DeJoode is in his eighth season with the Panthers. DeJoode works with the Panther defense and guards along with serving as the recruiting coordinator.

DeJoode coordinates game scheduling for the Panthers. He also currently manages the male practice players along with assisting with all aspects of recruiting.

DeJoode was on hand for both of the Panthers’ NCAA Tournament appearances (2010, 2011), and he helped guide UNI to both of its MVC regular-season titles in 2010-11 and 2015-16. During the 2012-13 season, DeJoode helped lead the Panthers to their first WNIT win over the Marquette Golden Eagles along with its quarterfinal run in the WNIT in 2016.

Prior to the 2016-17 season, DeJoode worked primarily with the post players. He coached center Jen Keitel to earn MVC All-Conference first team honors in 2013-2014 and honorable mention status in 2015-16 and also saw Alyssa Johnson selected to the MVC All-Defensive team in 2015 after she led the league in blocks. He was integral in coaching Keitel to becoming just the third player in UNI history to record 1,000+ points, 500+ rebounds and 100 blocks in a career.

DeJoode came to UNI after serving as a head coach in the high school ranks since 2001. He also served as the president of the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association, and he coached more than 30 Division I players while working as the IBCA Iowa Select Team Coordinator. He served as the head girls’ coach since 2006. In his second season, he led Southeast Polk to its first winning season in a decade. He also developed a formal youth program for girls in 4th through 8th grades.

Before going to Southeast Polk, DeJoode spent five years as the head coach at Charles City Community School. He led Charles City to a 23-4 record and finished as Class 3A State Runner-Up in 2004. His teams led all teams in three-point field goals made in two different seasons, and his teams set 43 of 50 school records during his tenure. His IBCA teams finished with a five-year record of 137-27, and they combined to win seven tournaments in 2007 and 2008. He coached three Miss Iowa Basketball players, and he sent seven players to Division I schools in both 2007 and 2008.

DeJoode was also an assistant boys’ basketball coach at Ames High School from 1998-2001. He worked as a student manager under Tim Floyd while at Iowa State.

DeJoode, a native of Cedar Falls, earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Iowa State. He and his wife, Liz, have an eight-year-old son, Jack and a four-year-old daughter, Jules.


KK Armstrong
Assistant Coach

KK Armstrong will begin her first year as an assistant coach with the Panthers in 2016-17.

Armstrong, who played and started for the Panthers at point guard from 2008-2012, comes to UNI after working for Hibu, selling online marketing to small and medium sized business owners. She also has been a coach at Cedar Rapids Washington High School assisting with both the sophomore and varsity level.

Armstrong finished her playing days at UNI after seeing action in 128 games, tying her for fourth all-time at UNI for career games played. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native ranks in the top-10 all-time at UNI in career points (1,276), free throws made (371), assists (380) and steals (191).

Armstrong was a part of both of UNI’s NCAA Tournament appearances along with leading the Panthers to two MVC Tournament championships and a regular season title. The former All-MVC selection and two-year starter earned her degree in criminology in 2012.


Greg Stadler
Director of Basketball Operations

Greg Stadler is in his fourth year with the Panthers and his second season as Director of Operations. Stadler served as the video coordinator for the women’s basketball program for his first two seasons at UNI.

Stadler's responsibilities include all duties involved with video coordinating, team travel, camps and the Playmakers Club.

Stadler comes to UNI after working at Washburn University as the video coordinator and operations assistant for the basketball program from 2007-2013. Stadler was involved with a variety of tasks at Washburn including, coordinating all video equipment needs, helping with team travel, planning practices, film sessions and scouting sessions and coordinating on campus recruiting visits.

Stadler has also been employed by Harkcon, Inc. working directly with the United State Coast Guard. He created and managed databases tracking over 15,000 US Coast Guard members and served as an expert customer service liaison to Coast Guard members in the field.

Stadler is a December 2011 graduate of Washburn where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in management and finance. He finished with Cum Laude Latin honors and School of Business Honors.


Jenna Power
Graduate Manager

Jenna Power is in her first season with the UNI women's basketball program as their graduate manager.

Power, an Ames, Iowa, native, played basketball at Coe College for four years. She graduated in 2016 with a double major in business administration and managerial accounting. She will be pursuing a masters in communication.

She was a four-year letter winner at Ames High School, helping her team to three state tournament appearances. She still holds the school record in three-pointers made in a game and is in the top-three all-time in threes made in a season and a career.