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Corey Christopher 

Corey Christopher

Corey Christopher is entering his first year as Head Coach for the Iowa Lakes Women’s Basketball team and his 22nd year of coaching basketball.
Christopher has served as an assistant coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato and Iowa Lakes Community College.  While at MSU, Christopher served under Head Coach Matt Margenthaler.  In the 2010-11 campaign the Mavericks posted arguably their best season ever as they finished the season with a 28-5 record, the Northern Sun Conference championship, the NCAA Central Regional Championship, and advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four.  Following this, Christopher joined Troy Larson’s staff at Iowa Lakes where the Lakers posted the first regular season Iowa Community College Athletic Conference championship in school history. The Lakers went on to win the NJCAA Region XI championship earning a trip to the NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament. Prior to this, Christopher coached high school basketball in Minnesota where he coached in 5 section tournament championships and the state tournament.

Christopher obtained a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in 1993 with a B.S. in Language Arts Education and Coaching.

Contact Coach Christopher at or 712-362-7928


Katie Fonseca

Katie Fonseca

Katie is entering her second season with the Lakers. She played her high school ball at Marana High School in Tucson, Arizona. Here she lead the tigers to two state tournament appearances, was named to the South Arizona All-Star Team and was a finalist for the Arizona Women’s Athlete of the Year.

After high school, Katie attended Hendrix College where she played basketball for the Warriors four seasons and softball for two. While in attendance she held numerous positions in the Social Committee and Multicultural Club. Katie earned a Bachelor’s in the Arts of Kinesiology along with her teaching credentials while earning a minor in Education.

Upon completion of her degree Katie returned to Arizona and began her teaching and coaching career at Copper Canyon High School. She remained at CCHS for four years as a physical education teacher. In her time there she worked her way up from the junior varsity basketball and softball coach to the head basketball and softball coach.

Before joining the Lakers, Katie took the reins of the Lady Phoenix’s as the head basketball coach at Tonopah Valley High School where she was able to build the team from the ground up.  She lead the team to the school’s first ever state appearance in any sport and repeat the next year heading back to the playoffs. Five of her players over the past nine years have received athletic scholarships to local colleges in the Phoenix area. Katie was also the Physical Education Department Chair, Student Council Advisor and Softball Coach at TVHS.

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