Nikki has over 24 years of coaching experience, and has been primarily involved in helping turn around losing programs through her development techniques. Nikki loves to teach the game of basketball and watch her athletes play the game with passion and a smile. She has a masters degree in physical education from Utah State University with an emphasis in sports performance and conditioning, and has helped numerous athletes pursue their dreams of playing at the next level. In her spare time, she loves to golf and do yard work, and co-owns an apparel company for fun!
Nikki is currently a PhD student at Idaho State University researching motor learning development in the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Science. She also is the Executive Director of 1st Quarter Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to youth activity and development. She is an officially licensed USA Youth Development Basketball- Gold Coach, AAU Certified coach, and licensed educator in Idaho.
Maddie is the player's favorite coach in the Rebels system! Her youthfulness and energy is contagious with the staff and players. Maddie joins the Rebels as a former college basketball player who is now finishing her bachelors degree at Idaho State University in exercise science and will continue her education in the Master of Athletic Training program at ISU in 2021. She is also a member of the ISU Rodeo team.
Maddie is an official licensed USA Youth Development Basketball-Gold Coach and AAU Certified coach, and is the director of our middle school teams and coach of the 14u team. When she is not coaching basketball, she is collecting awards with her show horse as well. She is a multi-sport athlete that knows how to motivate, teach, and have fun with the girls to help them reach their potential.
Associate Head Coach
Assistant Head Coach
Kali Finn is a local basketball legend, starring at American Falls High School before continuing her basketball playing career at College of Southern Idaho. Kali was a multi-sport athlete in high school with multiple offers to play collegiate basketball and soccer. After completing her degree at CSI and due to knee injuries, Kali continued her education at Idaho State University and completed her PharmD degree. She brings a fantastic level of education on and off the floor.
Coach Kali will be coaching our 15u team, and when she is not coaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and three adorable children. We are super excited to have her on our Idaho Rebels staff.
Billie Ann (BA) joins the Idaho Rebels as an Idaho basketball legend! She still holds state records for 3 pointers in the Idaho State basketball tournament, and knows the game better than she lets you think she does! We are lucky to have her join our Rebels family to help teach and instruct our players the right way and build fundamentally sound athletes. Billie Ann works for the Grace School District, runs her family salt business, and helps her husband on the farm...all while raising a great family.
Coach Straatman is an official licensed USA Youth Development Basketball-Gold Coach and AAU Certified coach, and works with our 16u and 17u teams. In her spare time, she also runs the youth recreation in Grace.