Nikki has over 23 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 College 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.
Stacey had the idea to start the Idaho Rebels to give more kids the opportunity to play basketball, but more importantly learn the valuable lessons that come from playing on a positive team. She has coached at the youth level for years, and is passionate about helping kids learn and grow through sports. Stacey grew up playing sports and is known to get in and play with the team at practice to show them how real basketball is played!
When not involved in Rebels shenanigans, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family, doing copious amounts of laundry, and supporting her husband's wrestling team in the area. In her spare time, she co-owns an apparel company and can be found supporting the youth in any event in the area. Stacey is an official licensed USA Youth Development Basketball- Gold Coach and AAU Certified coach.
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 degree at Idaho State University in exercise science to continue her education in the Athletic Training/Physical Therapy fields after graduation. 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 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.
Billie Ann Straatman
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. In her spare time, she also runs the youth recreation in Grace.