2021 STAFF

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Director/Head Coach

Nikki Hansen

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 that just completed her degree at Idaho State University in exercise science and is continuing her education in the Master of Athletic Training program at ISU. 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.

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Associate Head Coach

Maddie Wagoner

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Kali Finn

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 retired from playing competitively and 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 coaches our JV team and is the director over our middle school programs, and when she is not coaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and three adorable children.  Kali is a USAB-Gold Coach, and a master of fundamental development. We are super excited to have her on our Idaho Rebels staff.

Associate Head Coach/Asst. Director

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.

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Assistant Coach

Billie Ann Straatman

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Assistant Head Coach

Harley Nielson

Harley Nielson joins the Idaho Rebels after a standout collegiate career at USU-Eastern. She is currently a student at Idaho State University and will be primarily working with our 2026 Grey team this year. Harley is a great asset to our coaching staff as she understands the game and knows how to teach the important fundamentals that build success.

Harley was a three-time letter winner at Preston while averaging a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds throughout her career. Was inserted into the starting varsity lineup as a sophomore and earned All-Valley honors after each season through her senior year. After her final year at Preston she earned Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and Team MVP. Also participated in track, volleyball, and softball in high school.

We are excited to welcome Harley to the Idaho Rebels family!!