Stacy Stephens enters her first year as head coach after spending the last two years as the assistant coach for the Saints.
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.
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
Patty Medina has joined the Saints women's basketball staff as assistant coach. She comes to OLLU after three-years as a collegiate head coach. She spent one year at Westcliff University in Irvine, Calif., and two years at Bethesda University in Anaheim, Calif. Before that, she was an assistant coach at the community college level throughout Southern California for six years.
At Westcliff University, Medina was the head coach for the women's basketball inaugural season. She recruited a complete roster, competed in 32 games, including against NCAA Division 1 schools, and provided the Warriors' first-year program the opportunity to be on ESPN3. Before her departure, Medina secured the Warriors' future success by signing many incoming freshmen and transfers to join the returning seniors for the following year.
Before Westcliff, Medina spent two years at Bethesda University as a head coach, where she was named National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) West Region Coach of the Year in back to back seasons. She also served as the NCCAA West Region Chairman for two years. In 2018, she started her own nonprofit, Hooper Mentality Foundation, which is an initiative that, aside from free basketball clinics and camps, provides mental-skills training, life-skills training and leadership workshops for young athletes in the United States and Mexico.
Medina preceded her time at the four-year college level with six years as an assistant coach at community colleges. She played a large role in several areas of each of the programs, including administrative, budgets, scouting, recruitment, compliance and academics. At Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif., she helped the program earn a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) Co-Conference Championship in 2011. The following year, she helped lead San Diego Mesa College to become the 2012 undefeated (12-0) PCAC Conference Champions.
Before entering into the college ranks, Medina spent six years at Sweetwater High School in National City, Calif. The school earned its first league championship in 15 years and hosted its first California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) playoff home game in the 35-year history of the school. Her 16 years of coaching, including the three years as head coach, have provided Medina a wealth of knowledge that she hopes to apply at OLLU.
Medina was born in Sonora, Mexico, and she grew up in San Diego. She earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology from San Diego State University and a master's degree in Education from National University.
Medina now resides in San Antonio with her son.
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.
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.
Regina Sheffield has joined the OLLU women's basketball coaching staff as a student assistant. She is a native of Menifee, Calif. She went on to play at Paloma College before transferring to OLLU in the 2017-2018 season.
As a guard, Sheffield's stats include 107/211 field goals; 10/25 3-pointers; 72/126 free throws; 307 rebounds; 84 assists; 110 steals; 4.5/296 points.
Her awards include 2017-2018 RRAC Scholar-Athlete; 2018-2019 All-Conference First Team, Defensive Player of the Year, RRAC Scholar-Athlete.
Brianna Henson has joined the OLLU women's basketball coaching staff as a student assistant. She is a native of Dunlap, Ill. She went on to play at Illinois Central College before transferring to OLLU in the 2017-2018 season.
As a guard, Henson's stats include 92/254 field goals; 30/102 3-pointers; 48/72 free throws; 164 rebounds; 33 assists; 34 steals; 4.0/262 points.
Mikki Flores has joined the OLLU women's basketball coaching staff as a student assistant. She is a native of San Antonio, where she played for Churchill High School. She went on to play at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Mid-American Christian University before transferring to OLLU in the 2018-2019 season.
As a guard, Flores' stats include 74/192 field goals; 51/129 3-pointers; 51/57 free throws; 57 rebounds; 49 assists; 36 steals; 7.4/250 points.