The BSU Gymnasium has been home to the Beaver men's basketball program since 1960 and has been the only home for women's basketball and volleyball. read more

Chelsea DeVille

Head Coach

 

Chelsea DeVille was hired as the 10th head coach in the history of the Bemidji State women’s basketball program June 5, 2015 and begins her fourth season in 2018-19.

 

In 2017-18, freshman Brooklyn Bachmann became the first Beaver under DeVille to earn a spot on the NSIC All-Freshman Team. Bachmann led the team and all NSIC freshmen with 12.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Three Beavers also earned a spot on the NSIC All-Academic Team, including senior Sierra Senske, junior Haley Zerr and sophomore McKayla Scheuer. Senske finished her career under DeVille as the program’s eighth-leading scoring all-time and holds the program record in free throw attempts and free throw conversions.

 

DeVille saw seniors Aimee Pelzer and Tatum Sheley, and junior Sierra Senske all jump into the 1,000-point club during her second season with the Beavers. DeVille guided Pelzer to the All-NSIC First Team, the first such instance for BSU since 2008, while also helping the squad to its most conference wins since the 2013-14 season. BSU shot over 40 percent from the field for the first time since the 2009-10 season and tallied the most assists since 2007-08. Seven student-athletes were selected to the 2016-17 Winter Academic All-NSIC Team.

 

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Jamie Schultz

Assistant Coach

 

Jamie Schultz begins her third season with the Bemidji State women’s basketball program in 2018-19. She was hired to the staff in June 2016 following six years as a coach at the collegiate and high school levels and a playing career at Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s Winona State University.

 

In 2017-18, freshman Brooklyn Bachmann became the first Beaver to earn a spot on the NSIC All-Freshman Team. Bachmann led the team and all NSIC freshmen with 12.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Three Beavers also earned a spot on the NSIC All-Academic Team, including senior Sierra Senske, junior Haley Zerr and sophomore McKayla Scheuer. Under the coaching of Schultz, Senske finished her career as the program’s eighth-leading scoring all-time and holds the program record in free throw attempts and free throw conversions.

 

The Beavers totaled their most conference wins since the 2013-14 season during Schultz’s first season. BSU shot over 40 percent from the field for the first time since the 2009-10 season and tallied the most assists since 2007-08. Schultz coached center Sydney Arrington to one NSIC Player of the Week honor. Center Sierra Senske became the 20th Beaver to score 1,000 career points and ranks 19th heading into her senior season. Seven student-athletes were selected to the 2016-17 Winter Academic All-NSIC Team.

 

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Justin Weiland

Assistant Coach

 

Justin Weiland is in his first season as an assistant coach with Bemidji State during the 2018-19 season. He was hired as the program’s second assistant in July 2018 after serving as head women’s basketball coach at Ellsworth Community College for the 2017-18 season.

 

Weiland spent two seasons with the Panthers, one as an assistant before taking over the head coach duties in 2017. ECC was tied for its conference lead in blocks per game with 3.3. He signed four incoming freshmen and one walk-on to join ECC during his only season as the program’s head coach.

 

Weiland coached at Kettle Moraine High School for two seasons as the JV and freshman girls’ basketball coach prior to joining ECC. He was also head coach for the girls U14, U15 and U17 teams for three years for the Wisconsin Basketball Academy’s Prestige.

 

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