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STAFF

JEFF MITTIE Head Coach

Jeff Mittie, one of the winningest active coaches in NCAA Division I with more than 470 career wins, 16 postseason appearances, nine conference titles and five conference coach of the year honors in 23 years of coaching, enters his second season at the helm of the K-State program in 2015-16.

Mittie, introduced as the ninth head women’s basketball coach in K-State history before the 2014-15 season, has achieved an overall record of 473-249 (.655) in his previous 23 years as a head coach, which includes stops at Missouri Western, Arkansas State and TCU. His .655 career winning percentage ranks 47th among active Division I head coaches and 22nd among active coaches with 20 or more years of experience.

Mittie has averaged 21 wins and 10 losses per season and experienced only one losing season in his 23 years of head coaching. Sixteen times Mittie has advanced his teams to either the NCAA or WNIT Tournaments, in which he has a combined record of 16-14.

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BRIAN OSTERMANN Associate Head Coach

Brian Ostermann enters his second season at K-State in 2015-16 and will serve the program as the associate head coach. This will be Ostermann’s 27th season of coaching at the collegiate level.

In addition to his coaching duties at K-State under head coach Jeff Mittie, Ostermann is also responsible for scheduling, academic mentoring, recruiting evaluation and game plan preparation and development.

Mittie’s teams are known for playing a stifling defense and Ostermann has helped develop some of those schemes and game plans. Mittie and Ostermann helped reshape K-State’s defense in their first season, as the Wildcats finished the season ranked 44th in the nation in scoring defense (58.2 ppg allowed), 12th in steals (11.3 spg) and 42nd in blocked shots (4.7 bpg). K-State’s defense ranked first in the Big 12 in steals, second in scoring defense and third in blocked shots.

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EBONY GILLIAM Assistant Coach

Ebony Gilliam enters her second season on head coach Jeff Mittie’s staff at K-State. Gilliam also served on Mittie’s staff while he was at TCU and was also a player for Mittie with the Horned Frogs.

During her time at TCU, Gilliam was promoted to assistant coach prior to the start of the 2012-13 season and served two seasons as an assistant coach on Mittie’s staff in Fort Worth. Prior to her promotion, Gilliam served as the Horned Frogs’ director of operations for two seasons.

Before she returned to her alma mater, Gilliam spent four years as a high school teacher and head girls basketball coach in the Fort Worth area, including two seasons at area power Dunbar High School. She led the Wildcats to a 57-14 overall record in her tenure with a pair of District 7-4A championships and state playoff appearances. Gilliam was named district coach of the year, while leading the squad to a perfect 18-0 record in 7-4A play. Prior to her stint at Dunbar, she spent the previous two seasons as head coach at Trimble Tech High School.

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TASHA DICKEY Director of Video Operations

Former K-State letter winner Tasha Dickey will enter her third season as the K-State women’s basketball director of video operations in the 2015-16 season and her fourth overall on the coaching staff.

Dickey’s responsibilities include: film exchange with opponents, editing film clips for the coaching staff and players, assisting the coaching staff in tracking down and editing film of recruits. She also handles the K-State women’s basketball equipment needs.

Dickey originally joined the K-State staff in 2012 as a graduate assistant and in the 2013-14 season she was moved up the ranks to serve as the team’s director of video operations.

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KATIE BELL Director Of Basketball Administration

Katie Bell is in her third season serving as director of basketball administration for the Kansas State women’s basketball program.

Bell is responsible for a number of administrative duties including: coordinating staff and team travel with regard to air/bus/rental vehicle/hotel/meals/travel, money and budget management, traveling with the team to manage all away game logistics, manage all home game logistics, on-campus recruiting logistics, training table table logistics, camp/clinic budgets, daily office operations, and direct program contact for all other KSA departments. She also serves as direct team contact for community engagements and in charge of all communication with team regarding non-athletic operations/events.

Prior to her appointment with the women’s basketball program, Bell completed her master’s of academic advising degree from K-State. From 2011-13, Bell served as the graduate assistant academic counselor for the K-State men’s basketball program. During this opportunity, Bell aided in tutoring, advising and management of the academic paths of the K-State men’s basketball student-athletes.

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MICAELLA RICHE Coordinator of Recruiting Operations

Micaella Riche is in her second season at K-State as a graduate assistant coach. Riche joined Mittie's inaugural staff after a successful collegiate career at Minnesota.

During the summer of 2015, Riche served as an assistant coach with an Athletes in Action team that played three games in Poland. The team Riche coached featured K-State's Breanna Lewis and Erica Young.

Riche, a product of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, was a four-year letter winner and a two-time team captain for the Golden Gophers. She helped Minnesota to three postseason tournaments - two WNIT appearances and one WBI bid - and was named to the 2013 All-Big Ten honorable mention selection. For her career, Riche registered 867 points (6.9 ppg), 585 rebounds (4.6 rpg) and 45 blocks in 126 career games.

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