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Coach Nelson is going into his fourth season with the Saints women’s basketball program. He comes to Presentation having been the top assistant for the men’s basketball program at Mount Marty College. Nelson played for Morningside College from 2004-2007 and was an assistant coach from 2007-2010. In those six years at Morningside, they won two GPAC championships and went to NAIA National Tournament three times.
After Morningside, Nelson accepted a full time teaching and coaching job at Westwood High School in Sloan, IA. He was the head girls basketball coach for two years and was also an assistant coach for the varsity football team.
A Laurel, NE native, Coach Nelson attended Laurel-Concord High School from 2000-2004, where he participated in football, basketball, golf, and baseball.
Coach Nelson has also been a Camp Director for Midwest Elite Basketball the past nine years. MEB is a company that travels all over the Midwest putting on team camps for high schools. He has worked with over 1,000 athletes in that time. Nelson was also just named the 2016 Midwest Elite Basketball Coach of the Year.
Coach Nelson currently resides in Aberdeen.
Coach Phillips is going into her third season as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach for the Saints program. Coach Phillips graduated from Presentation College with a bachelor's degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation. She also received an associate's degree in Chemistry, with minors in Coaching and Corporate Recreation/Fitness.
Prior to graduation, Hannah was a four year starter for the Saint's women's basketball program. She ended her career as the school's third all-time leading scorer, and first in the books in all-time career steals. Hannah also holds the record for most points scored in a single game with 47. She earned All-Academic honors during the 2013-14 season for both the NAIA and the North Star Athletic Association, and received the nomination for the NSAA's Leroy Walker Student Athlete of Character Award.
Before attending Presentation College, Hannah graduated from Upsala Area High School, lettering in both basketball and softball.
Coach Phillips currently resides in Aberdeen.