Head Coach Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson
Megan Wilson, a member of two Wisconsin high school championship teams and an NCAA III national championship squad, begins her second season as the head women's basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Wilson participated in the 2011 NCAA Women Coaches Academy, where she learned advanced skills and strategies that affect personal and team success.

As Megan Hodgson, she played on Coach Jim Myers' Barneveld's 1998 and 1999 WIAA Division IV state championship squads, co-captaining the latter team. She then went on to play at UW-Stevens Point, where she was a member of the 2002 NCAA III national championship squad. She captained both the 2001-02 and 2002-03 Pointer teams.

"I've been very fortunate to been a part of very successful programs, both in high school at Barneveld and as a student-athlete and as an assistant coach at UW-Stevens Point," Wilson said. "Over the past 15 years, I've been lucky enough to be mentored by two of the top coaches in the state of Wisconsin in Jim Myers and Shirley Egner. I'm proud to say they have both been very strong influences in making me the person and coach I am today, and for that I am grateful."

Working under Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame member Shirley Egner, Wilson spent four years (2005-09) as the recruiting coordinator for UW-Stevens Point. She helped bring in the talent that accumulated a four-year record of 86-24, including 47-17 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Pointers won WIAC championships in 2007-08 and 2008-09, earning NCAA III national tournament appearances both years. The 2009 Pointer squad advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

"She has been a winner in high school and college and had success as a coach in our league, the WIAC," Molesworth said. "She had major responsibilities in recruiting players to UW-Stevens Point who had success on the conference and national level."

Wilson earned her bachelor of science degree in 2003, majoring in business administration and minoring in computer information systems. She also earned her master's from UW-Stevens Point in 2008 in general education. Wilson, who will also teach in the physical education department at UW-Platteville, was class valedictorian at Barneveld and a member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll at UWSP.

She moved to Lancaster in 2009 with her husband, Josh, who is a chiropractor at Whitty Chiropractic. They have twin children, Aidan and Brody.

Wilson will use her extensive recruiting background and knowledge of the WIAC to help lift a Pioneer program that has not had a winning conference season since 1991-92. UW-Platteville was 12-13 overall last season and 5-11 in league competition.

"Being from the area, Megan will continue to recruit the local players from all of our standout area programs as well as expand into more of Wisconsin and our Tri-State area," Molesworth said.

Wilson's experiences will be a key selling point to recruits.

"In order to be a good salesperson, or recruiter in my case, you have to believe in what you are selling," she said. "I truly believe in the Division III student-athlete experience."

The Pioneers play on the Bo Ryan Court, whose extensive renovations were completed prior to the 2009-10 season. Also benefiting the program is the new 19,200-square foot fitness center addition to Williams Fieldhouse, scheduled for completion in July.

"I would like to thank Chancellor (Carol Sue) Butts and the entire search committee for believing in me and for choosing me to be your next head women's basketball coach," Wilson said. "I'm very humbled by this opportunity, and I'm excited to get to work."

Assistant Coach Lisa (Wubben) Naderman

Lisa Wubben

After a stellar playing career as Lisa Wubben in the orange and blue, Lisa Naderman joined the coaching staff in 2008-09.

Wubben earned first team all-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball honors and also became the first Pioneer since 1995 to earn all-defensive team honors. The forward also earned all-Central Region Second Team honors by D3hoops.com.

Naderman, from Kieler (Southwestern High School), ranked in the top four in eight of the 12 statistical categories the league tracks. She was second in scoring at 15 points per game and assists at 3.23 per contest on the offensive end. Her 86.3 percent free throw shooting not only ranked second in the conference but also set a new Pioneer season record, breaking Krista Wolf's 84.0 mark that had stood since 1981-82. She became the new career free-throw leader as well, establishing a record of 77.6 percent (242-312). Defensively, Naderman was second in steals at 2.35 per game and third in rebounds, averaging 7.4 per outing.

A business major, Naderman earned her degree in May, 2008. She also works in the UWP Admissions Department. She married Billy Naderman in the summer of 2010.

Assistant Coach Andy Busch

Andy Busch

Andy Busch joined the Pioneer staff in 2007-08, but was no stranger to UWP basketball.

Busch is a 2002 graduate of UW-Platteville, majoring in accounting and helping run the summer basketball camps for many years.

He coached at his native Mineral Point High School for five years at the JV level, compiling a record of 88-12. He also assisted the varsity to five straight regional finals and one sectional final, losing to the eventual state champ in four of those seasons. He is known for his strategic mind and assists in game-planning.

Amber Schmidt

Amber Schmidt, Manager