The Wisconsin Elite Girls Basketball coaching staff is second to none. We have assembled an experienced coaching staff and who are eager to demonstrate our genuine interest in each players development. Our staff strives to challenge our players to their maximum potential in practices and games. This makes the Wisconsin Elite coaching staff special.
Coach Ryan Finley was the assistant varsity boy’s basketball coach at Mt. Horeb high school for six years and helped coach the Vikings to their last Badger Conference championship. He gave up coaching varsity basketball a few years ago so he could spend more time with his family. He is still coaching the 7thgrade boys and 8th grade girl’s middle school basketball teams. He is currently the Head Baseball Coach at Mt. Horeb High School where he is a Health and Physical Education teacher. Coach Finley graduated from UW-Platteville. Ryan resides in Mt. Horeb with his wife, Joy, and their two children, Jaxen and Macie.
Fredrick has been coaching girl's basketball at the middle and high school levels for the past 21 years. For the past four seasons he has served as the freshmen or junior varsity girl's coach at DeForest Area High School. Brian is also involved with the DeForest Area Girls Youth Basketball Association serving as vice-commissioner and a coach. In the summer of 2009, he coached the DeForest 7th grade girl's to a 4th place finish at the Wisconsin State Invitational Championships. This in his 3rd season coaching for Wisconsin Elite. With 21 years of teaching experience, Coach Fredrick is currently teaching 8th grade social studies at Glacial Drumlin School in the Monona Grove School District. He received his Bachelor's Degree from UW Eau Claire and earned a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Viterbo. Coach Fredrick resides in DeForest with his wife Ann, and their three daughters, Kelsea, Asha, and Maija.
Coach Todd Grundahl has coached basketball at various levels in the DeForest Area Girls Youth Basketball Association for the last four years. He was a varsity assistant girls basketball coach at Monona Grove High School for two years. He also has coached high school softball, youth softball, baseball, and flag football. This is his second year coaching for WI Elite. Coach Grundahl graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and from Lakeland College with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He is currently employed at Advertisers Press Inc, located in Middleton, as Controller/Safety Coordinator. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family. Todd resides in DeForest with his wife, Lori, and their four children, Jaylee, Aleah, Trace and Tucker.
Gabe Haberkorn has coached both boys and girls basketball for various levels for over 14 years. He has spent the last 7 seasons coaching girls basketball as a JV Coach at both Monona Grove and Deerfield High Schools and now the past 3 seasons as the Head Varsity Coach at Waterloo High School.
He is also involved with Girls Softball at Waterloo coaching the JV
program for the past 2 seasons. He was the Home Talent Baseball Manager for DeForest for 8 seasons winning 2 Division Titles and 2010 Manager of the Year Award before retiring this past season.
Coach Haberkorn works as a Sales Rep/Graphic Designer for Deppes Awards Plus in Waterloo where he also resides with his wife Abby and their son Finnegan.
Coach Alex Koeller graduated from Viterbo University in December 2013 with a degree in Sport Management and Leadership and a minor in Marketing. While attending Viterbo, he played four years on the men's basketball team, winning a conference championship in his freshman season.
Prior to his move back to the Madison area, Coach Koeller spent two years at La Crescent High School in Minnesota, where he was the head JV coach and assistant coach for the girls' varsity team. Last summer Alex was also the coach for the La Crosse YMCA 15U girls' AAU team.
Currently, Alex lives in Sun Prairie and is working as an Event Marketer for American Family Insurance. Alex looks forward to coaching in his first season with Wisconsin Elite.
Coach Lussier has spent 7 seasons coaching high school basketball at the freshman, JV, and varsity levels. Currently he is a varsity assistant at Waunakee High School. This is his first season coaching with Wisconsin Elite.
Besides basketball he has also coached baseball at the high school level. Coach Lussier graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from Carroll University and also has a Masters Degree in Educational Technology.
He lives in Waunakee and teaches mathematics at Waunakee High School.
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Lora Staveness, known by Coach Stav to most, is in her first season with WI Elite Girls Basketball program. Coach Stav has been the Girl's Varsity Basketball Coach at Edgewood High School for the past 23 years. She has an overall record of 344 -181 record. Her teams have remained extremely competitive throughout her tenure winning various conference, regionals titles and a sectional title in 2016 which gave the program their first WIAA State Tournament appearance.
Coach Dani Templin completed her first season as the JV girl’s basketball coach in Richland Center and looks forward to her first season coaching with WI Elite. Prior to this season she finished her collegiate basketball career at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Within her 4 years at Viterbo Dani played in all 124 games and started in 120, while finishing her V-Hawk career in the top 15 in 14 different statistical categories. These included being #1 in career free throws made and attempted, third in career-blocked shots, fifth in career scoring and seventh in career rebounding.
One could say basketball runs in the family, as Dani’s older siblings Carrie (Kent State) and Erin (UW-Green Bay) both went on to have successful careers at the Division I level.
After graduating from Viterbo in May 2013 with a degree in Visual Communications, Dani now resides in Middleton and is the Sales and Social Media Coordinator at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Madison.