Coaching Staff

2011-12

Coaching Staff

3rd Grade Boys   3rd Grade Girls
   Coach Amanda Hollerback

Amanda Hollerback attended Rogers High School in Wyoming, MI where she played 3 years of varsity basketball. She was an all conference player and also named a captain. She also played for the Western Lakers AAU team for 4 years.

She has 2 years of coaching experience at the freshman level at Rogers HS and 2 years of coaching JV basketball at Comstock HS.

"The Stampede program is an asset to Comstock basketball and will help build a solid foundation with our youth I experienced a lot as a child for basketball, but only because I went elsewhere to play. This program being offered to the kids of the Comstock school system is an amazing opportunity."

11-12 - 3rd Girls
 4th Grade Boys  4th Grade Girls
 

Coach Susan Caswell

Asst. Coach Sawyer Heffner

 

Coach Anna Meulenberg-Munn

Anna Meulenberg-Munn graduated from Comstock High School.  She started off gaining 2 years experience as an assistant coach for the Comstock 7th grade girls basketball team.  She then took over the 8th grade girls basketball position and is going into her 4th season.

Anna is also a Stampede Board Member and has been instrumental in making the program into what it is today.

"Starting at the youth level is the best place to create good ball players.  With a considerable amount of time and commitment, I believe the Stampede program will not only develop excellent basketball players but mold the future of Comstock basketball into that of something great."

10-11 - 6th Grade Girls

11-12 - 4th Grade Girls

 5th Grade Boys  5th Grade Girls
 

Coach Kevin Lillibridge

Kevin Lillibridge graduated from Delton Kellogg in 2001 where he played 2 years of varsity basketball.

His coaching background includes 1 year of varsity assistant at Farwell HS, 1 year of JV, 2 years of freshman, 4 years of MS boys and 1 year of MS girls basketball at Delton Kellogg and was the WMU Men's basketball team student manager for 2 years.  He's also been a coach at several Five Star Basketball Camps and is MHSAA CAP 1-5 certified.

"The Stampede program is well thought out and structured around dedicated coaches, parents and kids.  It is setup for long-term success and most importantly it gets the youth in the district to love the game.  I am thoroughly impressed with the young men and women and their dedication to their school and sport."

11-12 - 5th Boys

 

Coach Justin Ansel

Justin Ansel graduated from Monroe High School in 1991 where he played varsity basketball for two years.  After high school, he worked at Onaway High School as a teacher and was also the Varsity girls basketball coach for four seasons as well as a MS basketball coach for four seasons.  Since moving to Comstock five years ago, Justin has been involved in coaching basketball in the Comstock Youth Basketball program and for the Stampede.

"The thing that is most special to me about the Stampede is that the coaching staff is making a collaborative effort to build the fundamentals of our youth.  We want our kids and community to be successful for a long period of time.  The dedication the coaches, parents and players are making will pay off in the future."

Stampede Coaching History

09-10 - 5th Girls - Record - 3-5

10-11 - 5th Girls - Record -

10-11 - 5th Boys - Record

11-12 - 5th Girls - Record

11-12 - 6th Boys - Record

 6th Grade Boys  6th Grade Girls
 

Coach Justin Ansel

Justin Ansel graduated from Monroe High School in 1991 where he played varsity basketball for two years.  After high school, he worked at Onaway High School as a teacher and was also the Varsity girls basketball coach for four seasons as well as a MS basketball coach for four seasons.  Since moving to Comstock five years ago, Justin has been involved in coaching basketball in the Comstock Youth Basketball program and for the Stampede.

"The thing that is most special to me about the Stampede is that the coaching staff is making a collaborative effort to build the fundamentals of our youth.  We want our kids and community to be successful for a long period of time.  The dedication the coaches, parents and players are making will pay off in the future."

Stampede Coaching History

09-10 - 5th Girls - Record - 3-5

10-11 - 5th Girls - Record -

10-11 - 5th Boys - Record

11-12 - 5th Girls - Record

11-12 - 6th Boys - Record

 

Coach Nick Fields

Nick Fields graduated from Comstock in 1997 where he played 3 years of varsity basketball.  While he did not play college ball, he did have several Division 3 offers to play.  This is Nick's 2nd year of coaching youth basketball and 1st for the Stampede.

"I think the program is great!  The more kids we can have come out and practice the better and stronger our school program will be at all levels."

11-12 - 6th Grade Girls

 7th Grade Boys  7th Grade Girls
   

Coach Raquel Wells

Raquel Wells graduated from Ironwood High School and then attended WMU which brought her down to Southwest Michigan.  She is in her 2nd year of coaching basketball and works hard at trying to learn as much as she can about the game.  She has her level one certification training from the Coaches Academy and belongs to the Read & React Tribe Forum.

"I enjoy the amount of passion and effort that the volunteers, players and parents put into the program.  The sportsmanship, teamwork and continuous improvement in the learning process make this Club a perfect place for an individual to learn ambitious life skills and lessons."

11-12 - 7th Grade Girls

 8th Grade Boys  8th Grade Girls
 

Coach Nick Carter

Nick Carter is a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and is a USMC reserve.  Nick got into coaching basketball because of his three kids that attend Comstock Public Schools.  He has been coaching in the Comstock Youth Basketball league the last three seasons.

"The most important aspect of coaching was molding the kids that we coaching into better players and even better young men.  I think the Stampede program provides an opportunity for the kids to gain confidence in their abilities on and off the court."

 Coach Melina Kokales, Caleigh Friedt & Ashley Cross