Cyclone Women's Basketball Camps
Associate Head Coach
Jodi Steyer is in her 10th season on the Cyclone coaching staff, after rejoining Bill Fennelly's staff in May 2002. She spent six seasons as his assistant at Toledo.
She was promoted to Associate Head Coach in June of 2012.
Steyer has been an integral part of the Cyclones' seven postseason bids in the last nine seasons, including the 2009 NCAA Elite Eight berth, the 2010 NCAA Sweet 16 and the semifinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament in 2004.
She has helped Fennelly guide the Cyclones to the NCAA Championships in each of the last five seasons, including 2010-11 when Iowa State went 22-13 and made its fifth-straight tournament appearance. In 2009-10, Steyer helped the Cyclones finish second in the Big 12 Conference and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season.
Steyer oversees the Cyclone backcourt and has had the opportunity to work with some of the best guards in Iowa State and Big 12 history. Most recently, she coached Kelsey Bolte to All-America honors. After averaging 10.6 points per game during the first three years of her career, the unanimous All-Big 12 selection averaged 16.9 as a senior to post one of the best individual seasons in school history.
Steyer helped guide Alison Lacey to All-America honors in 2010. Under Steyer's tutelage, Lacey was the highest WNBA pick in school history, chosen 10th by the Seattle Storm, and was a unanimous All-Big 12 selection. Demonstrating her versatility, Lacey was just the second player in school history to record a triple-double and the only player in ISU history to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in a career.
Steyer came on board for Lindsey Wilson's final season at ISU as she made her way into second place on the school's career scoring chart with 1,875 points. She also helped guide Lyndsey Medders to a school-record 719 career assists and 1,449 career points.
Iowa State is one of the nation's most prolific three-point shooting teams under Steyer's guidance, leading the Big 12 in three-pointers in all but one season since the inception of the conference. The Cyclones also own nearly every three-point mark in the Big 12 record book.
A native of Burlington, Wis., Steyer was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Colorado State. She finished her career as the Rams' all-time leading scorer (1,598). She earned first-team all-High Country Conference honors three times and academic all-league honors all four years. The former forward earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from CSU in 1989.
Steyer joined Fennelly at Toledo in 1989, working primarily with the Rocket post players. She coached five all-conference players and two Mid-American Conference players of the year, including current Iowa State assistant Latoja Schaben (1993). Fennelly and Steyer guided Toledo to a 141-45 record in six seasons, including five postseason appearances. Steyer spent an additional year at Toledo after Fennelly left for Iowa State, helping the Rockets to a 25-6 record and an NCAA Championship berth in 1996.
Steyer and her husband, Ed, have a daughter (Jamie) and a son (Eric).
Latoja Schaben, who played for head coach Bill Fennelly at Toledo, is in her 16th season on the Cyclone staff. During her tenure in Ames, Iowa State has compiled an overall record of 312-142 and made 14 postseason appearances.
Just as she helped Fennelly propel Toledo into the national spotlight as an All-American center for the Rockets, she joined her mentor on the sidelines at ISU to build a nationally recognized program. In her first season, the Cyclones recorded their first 25-win season (25-8).
Schaben has been part of many ISU women's basketball firsts, celebrating a pair of Big 12 Championship titles (2000, 2001), a share of the 2000 regular-season conference crown and two trips to the NCAA Championship's Elite Eight. She saw the Cyclones win over top-seeded Connecticut in 1999 to shock the women's basketball world and send ISU to its first NCAA Elite Eight. She was on the sidelines 10 years later when ISU used a come-from-behind victory to knock of Michigan State in 2009 for its second Elite Eight berth in school history.
She saw ISU become a mainstay in the national rankings over a three-year stretch, including the team's highest spot at No. 4, and has helped direct the Cyclones to 11 NCAA Championship berths. In addition to the two Elite Eight appearances, Schaben has coached ISU in three more Sweet Sixteen contests, including its most recent trip in 2010, and a total of 25 NCAA Championship games. In 2004 and 2006, the Cyclones were selected to play in the WNIT, advancing to the semifinals in 2004.
Schaben's primary assignment is working with the Cyclone post players. She tutored Iowa State's all-time leading scorer, Angie Welle. She saw Welle post 54 career double-doubles and earn nine All-America honors in her career. She also played a role in developing Brittany Wilkins, who went on to a professional basketball career both in the WNBA and overseas. Schaben has also coached Nicky Wieben, ISU's most prolific shot blocker. Anna Prins earned Big 12 All-Freshman accolades and all three 2009-10 newcomers won Big 12 Freshman-of-the-Week accolades at some point during the season.
In 2010-11, rookie post Hallie Christofferson averaged 9.3 points and 5.1 rebounds to capture Big 12 All-Freshman team honors.
Prior to arriving in Ames, Schaben joined the professional basketball ranks for three years. She played in Portugal, Italy, Finland and Turkey, averaging double-figures in both scoring and rebounding her entire professional career and leading all of her teams to the finals for the first time in the programs' history.
At Toledo, Schaben was an honorable mention All-American center, lettering three years and earning 1993 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year honors. Schaben graduated from UT in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in communications.
The Mansfield, Ohio, native was inducted into the Toledo Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Mansfield Senior Hall of Fame in 2003. Schaben, who married Scott in 2007, has a daughter (Jasmine).
Billy Fennelly is in his first season as an assistant coach after spending two seasons as the director of player development for Iowa State women's basketball.
Fennelly coordinates ISU video operations for player development, works with student-athletes on life skill development and is involved with community outreach. His responsibilities also include assisting with on-campus recruiting activities, serving as the liaison for other department units, such as marketing, academic services and equipment, and the oversight of Iowa State's women's basketball social media.
Prior to returning to Iowa State, Fennelly spent two years as the director of basketball operations on Joe McKeown's women's basketball staff at Northwestern University. In 2009-10, he saw the Wildcats double their winning total from the previous season for an 18-15 overall record and the third biggest turnaround by a BCS team last season. NU also made the round of 16 in the Women's National Invitational Tournament, the first time in 13 years the Wildcats advanced to postseason play.
Fennelly also spent one season on Brenda Frese's staff at the University of Maryland. During the 2007-08 season, he served as the administrative assistant to the recruiting coordinator, in a season where the Terrapins finished 33-4 and advanced to the NCAA Regional Final.
Fennelly previously spent three seasons on his father's staff, serving as a team manager for the Cyclones from 2004 to 2007. He is married to former ISU point guard Lyndsey Medders.
arper earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from Iowa State in 2007.
Director of Basketball Operations
Josh Carper is in his fifth season on the Iowa State women's basketball staff, after spending five seasons with the Cyclone men's team.
Since joining the staff in 2008-09, Carper has seen the Cyclones post a record of 74-27 and advance to three NCAA Tournaments. Iowa State has advanced to the Elite Eight in 2008-09 and the Sweet 16 in 2009-10 during Carper's tenure.
Carper's roll on staff includes scheduling practices, team travel, assisting with camps, budgets, alumni relations and game scheduling.
Carper served as the associate for operations on the ISU men's basketball staff in 2007-08, and he previously spent four years as a student manager for the Cyclone men's team.
A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Carper was part of a men's NIT Final Four team and an NCAA Championship squad as a student manager. He also assisted with the women's team in its 2007 NCAA Championship appearance as a manager.
As the men's associate for operations, Carper assisted the staff with day-to-day operations, including pregame scouting and video editing.
Carper earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from Iowa State in 2007.
Steven Fennelly is in his second season as a graduate assistant for the Iowa State women’s basketball team. Fennelly, an Ames, Iowa native, assists the program in all facets of video editing.
Fennelly, who graduated from Iowa State in 2011 with a degree in communication studies, joined the program in 2007 as a student manager and is in his sixth season working with the team. He is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education.