STACY STEPHENS enters her second year as head coach after spending her first two years at OLLU as the assistant coach.
In her first year at OLLU, she guided the Saints to a 23-10 overall and 16-2 conference record. The Saints made the NAIA National Championship Tournament, where they lost in the first round to Loyola University.
In 2018-2019, she guided the women to a 28-7 overall and 18-2 conference record. The Saints made it to the semifinals of nationals - the best finish of any team at OLLU.
During the 2019-2020 season, her first year as head coach, Stephens led the Saints to a 26-6 overall record and a 17-1 Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) record. The Saints qualified for the NAIA National Championship Tournament and were set to play Clarke University before the tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19.
She came to OLLU after a three-year stint as assistant coach at NCAA DI Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Before that, she was a special assistant at the University of Texas at Austin after an illustrious collegiate career with the Longhorns.
For the Longhorns, Stephens was an All-American and a finalist for the State Farm Wade Trophy – given to the best women's basketball player in NCAA DI competition – and the Naismith Award – given to the top women's collegiate basketball players – during her junior and senior years. She was a two-time Big 12 first-team player.
The Longhorns' team with Stephens earned a 2003 NCAA Final Four berth and two regular-season and one tournament championship in the Big 12 Conference. She concluded her collegiate career tallying more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She averaged 12.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game while at Texas.
Stephens was a third-round draft pick for the Houston Comets of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) in 2004, and she spent four years playing professionally in the United States, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.
Before her position at the University of Texas, Stephens was assistant coach at NAIA/Red River Athletic Conference's (RRAC) Texas College and director of basketball operations and Colorado State University.
In 2017, Stephens was inducted into the University of Texas Athletics Women's Hall of Honor. She will also be honored with induction into the 2020 Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame for her excellent high-school career at Winnsboro High School.
She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. In May of 2019, Stephens received her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration with a 3.8 GPA from Sam Houston State University.
Assistant coaching positions:
- 2012-2014: Special Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin
- 2010-2012: Assistant Coach at Texas College
- 2009-2010: Assistant Coach at Cisco College
- 2006-2007: Director of Basketball Operations at Colorado State University
- 2006-2008: Played professionally in Turkey, Sweden and Portugal
- 2004-2005: Played professionally for WNBA’s Detroit Shock and NWBL’s Lubbock Hawks
- 2004: Drafted by WNBA’s Houston Comets
- 2003 and 2004: Two-time AP All-American Second Team
- 2004: USBWA All-American Second Team
- 2003 and 2004: All-Big 12 First-Team
- Finished career at UT with over 1,000 points and over 1,000 rebounds
After a position at Wagner College, an NCAA D1 school in New York City, Turgeon spent two seasons at Colorado State University-Pueblo, an NCAA D2 school in Pueblo, Colo. While there, the team was the 2015-2016 RMAC Tournament Champions and the 2016-2017 RMAC Regular Season Champions. The 2016 team was the No. 2 seed and the 2017 team was the No. 1 seed in the NCAA D2 Tournament; the 2017 team was ranked as high as No.3 in the nation. The two-season combined record was 54-10.
Turgeon was also the assistant coach for the Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The team was the 2014-2015 Region XI Champions and placed fifth in the NJCAA D1 Tournament. Its two-season record was 56-11.
Turgeon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb. He is currently pursuing a Business Administration in Management from Wagner College.
KARI WALLACE returns for her seventh year as assistant coach for the OLLU Saints. Previously, Wallace spent coaching 24 years at the high school level all in Texas. Most recently, she was head coach for the Bryon P. Steele High School Lady Knights in Cibolo, Texas. In her eight years at Steele, Wallace led the women's team to six district championships, four regional championships and four trips to the UIL State Final Four Tournament with one year in the state championship game.
Wallace currently works at Allison Steele Enhanced Learning Center, a drop-out prevention high school in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Business Administration and Physical Education from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. She lettered four years on the TLC women's basketball team, which at the time was an NAIA school.
Wallace has a son, Cody, and a daughter, Kasey.
BRANDON POSTELL completed his fourth season with the OLLU Women's Basketball team as a graduate assistant coach. He joined the coaching staff in 2016-2017 after spending the last five years as a varsity basketball coach in the San Antonio area. Postell assists the coaches with individual workouts, practice plans, recruiting and scouting duties.
After graduating high school in Houston, Postell enlisted into the U.S. Army in August 2002, where he served on active duty until 2009. While serving his country, he was awarded many honors, including the Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Certificate of Achievement Award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. While serving in the military, he continued to pursue his love for coaching by helping with and initiating various sporting endeavors.
In 2011, Postell began working with the C.A.E.O.S. Foundation (Creating Access to Educational Opportunities through Sports) as a basketball camp coach and mentor to student-athletes. This organization provides athletes with multilevel support in their pursuit of obtaining a college education.
Since 2015, Postell has worked with The Basketball Embassy as a player development coach and camp coordinator in its pursuit to provide basketball instruction and diplomacy through the game to players, coaches and organizations alike in more than 10 different countries in the eastern European area.
Postell graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management at OLLU.