COACHING STAFF

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Director/Head Coach

Nikki Hansen

Nikki has over 25 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 owns an apparel company for fun!

Nikki is currently a PhD student at Idaho State University researching motor learning development and critical thinking performance 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. Nikki owns and operates 3S Performance, LLC and the local Yard Training facility. She is an officially licensed USA Youth Development Basketball- Gold Coach, AAU Certified coach, and licensed educator in Idaho.

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 is the director over of our elite teams, the go-to for recruiting, and helps with the development structure for our younger squads. 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 love having her on our Idaho Rebels staff.

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Associate Head Coach Asst. Director

Kali Finn

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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 8th and 9th grade teams 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!!

Kim joins the Rebels family after spending the last couple years in the stands supporting the program at games! We are excited to have another passionate coach on the sidelines to help build fundamentals and instill passion into the girls!

Kim played at both the small school and large school levels in high school, and brings an understanding of what hard work and grit can do to help players succeed. When she isn't coaching, she is the ultimate aunt supporting soccer, track, and anything else that comes along! 

We are super excited to have Kim with us this year coaching the 15u Grey team in the 2022 Rebels season!

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Assistant Head Coach

Kim Antill

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Assistant Head Coach

Jorianne Balls

Jorianne Balls returns home to the Rebels to start her coaching career! Jori was a standout multi-sport athlete at Soda Springs High School finishing with 3 consecutive 2A State Girls Basketball Championships. She was a dominant post, but her senior year extended her game to the guard line and became a dangerous inside and outside player.  She played at Wenatchee Valley College in Washington, before returning home to focus on her education. Jori brings a depth of basketball knowledge and a work ethic that is completely contagious!

We are so excited to get one of our original Rebels back with us and on our coaching staff! Jori will be assisting with our high school level teams and our middle school team this year! 

SUPPORT STAFF

Mary Lynn Evans

Mary Lynn is our scorekeeper extraordinaire. In the travel ball world it is a priceless gift to have someone take care of the scorebook and score table needs at tournaments. Mary Lynn not only does the scorebook information for Rebels, but also does the scoreboard for Blackfoot High School Girls Basketball. 

When Mary Lynn isn't sitting at the score table, she also teaches math in the Blackfoot School District, and assists her husband with all things on the family farm.

Celeste Billman

Celeste is our video tech coordinator and we are so lucky to have her! You will enjoy her commentary on our live YouTube streams, and she is in charge of all of our video analysis information.

When Celeste isn't being the queen of all things video for the Rebels, she runs the City Parks and Recreation Department for Soda Springs.

Ashley Bringhurst

Ashley is the official Rebels public relations coordinator and advertising representative. She loves to talk Rebels basketball to anyone who will listen and does a great job of recruiting players to the Rebels family.

 

When she isn't promoting Rebels basketball, Ashley is a competitive club soccer coach in the Pocatello area. She played D1 soccer and understands the level of commitment it takes to play at the next level.