Nicole Bullock enters her first season as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach with action starting in November of 2011. Coach Bullock is a Sac City native, joining Iowa Lakes from Adams State College (Colo.) where she was an Assistant Coach for the past three years. While Bullock was there, the Grizzlies posted many notable achievements including two, 21-win regular seasons and the first appearance in program history in the NCAA Division II National Tournament Sweet 16. They have also led the nation in rebound margin two years running.
Before Adams State, Coach Bullock was completing her Master’s degree at San Diego State University and also was the head varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach at Kearny High School (Calif.). Bullock received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn.
Coach Bullock played Women’s Basketball for four years for current ASC coach Kelly Kruger at Southwest Minnesota State University and during that time achieved much:
- Member of the 2000-01 and 2001-02 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship team;
- Selected to the NSIC Conference All-Tournament Team;
- Participated in the 2001-02 NCAA National Tournament;
- Member of the 2002 team that made the NCAA Division II Sweet 16;
- She was also honored as a NSIC All-Academic Team member in 2000, 2001 and 2002
- Scholar Athlete for 2000, 2001 and 2002; and,
- Team captain of the 2001-02 squad.
Coach Bullock concluded her prep career being selected to play on the Iowa Select Team that played in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Bullock:
- Named 1st Team All-Conference and All-State by the Coaches Association;
- Captained the first-ever state qualifying team at Sac City;
- Selected to play in the Iowa Coaches Association All-Star game as a senior;
- Named All-Conference 2nd team as a junior; and,
- Was All-Conference Honorable Mention in volleyball and ran track in high school.
Coach Bullock’s goals for her team include building a successful and respected women’s basketball program for student-athletes both on the basketball floor – and in the classroom.
“My goal is to find a select group of student-athletes who want to better their character, unite as one, and be a positive addition to the culture of our program,” Bullock states.
She is committed to academics and making a difference in the lives of student-athletes.
Members of Coach Bullock’s family still reside in this region. Coach is a dog-lover and enjoys taking her Bassett Hound on walks. In her free time, she enjoys any athletic activity and spending time with family and friends.
Katie is entering her first 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.
Katie has a permanent residency in Buckeye, AZ where she lives with her family.