After a great 2015-16 campaign, the women's basketball team is ready for another great season in 2016-17. With a Region 12 championship, District B Championship and a 5th place Division III National finish last year we're very excited about the move to Division II putting a competitive team on display. We urge you to come watch the team in action on the court as Coach Rodenbo and Coach Fletcher build the Lakers on last year's success.
Head Coach - Matt Rodenbo
Rodenbo is originally from Alma, Michigan where he graduated from in 1989. He currently teaches Social Studies at Clare High School where he was also the Girls' Varsity Basketball coach. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's of Science in Education and then earned a Master degree in Educational Leadership. Matt has a wife Stephanie and three sons Tyler, Scott and Ryan.
Rodenbo's coaching career includes five years spent coaching boys' basketball positions with Alma Public Schools, three years as the varsity boys' basketball coach for Coleman High School prior to his stint with Clare High School. His teams at Clare were extremely successful, winning three Jack Pine Conference Championships with an undefeated record (42-0), and earning district and regional titles (1st in Clare History) in the MHSAA post-season tournament. In his three years at Clare High School, his record was 63-8. He was also the 2013-2014 BCAM Region 15 Coach of the Year.
Matt has been at MMCC since 2014. In the last 2 years his teams have had a record of 45-11. He has won 2 Region 12 Championships. The team also made it to the National Championship in their 2nd year, finishing 5th in the nation. Matt was also named the NJCAA District B Coach of the year in 2015-16.
Assistant Coach - Chadd Fletcher
Chadd Fletcher is entering his fourth season on the Mid Michigan Community College coaching staff after being named Assistant Coach in March of 2014.
Fletcher was born in DeWitt, Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Physical Education and School Health Education. Currently, he teaches Physical Education, Health Education, and Technology Education at Beal City Jr./Sr. High School.
In three seasons at Mid Michigan Community College, Fletcher has helped build a program that has an overall record of 65-19. Other accomplishments include:
- 2014-2015 Season- Overall Record of 20-6, NJCAA DIII Region 12 Champions
- 2015-2016 Season- Overall Record of 25-5 (Program Record for Wins), NJCAA DIII Region 12 Champions, NJCAA DIII District B Champions, Qualified for DIII National Tournament in Lincroft, NJ, Finished the Season Ranked 5th Nationally
- 2016-17 Season- Overall Record of 20-8, NJCAA DII District G Qualifier (First Time in Program History, #1 Overall Team GPA in the MCCAA Conference (3.31)
Prior to coaching at Mid Michigan Community College, Fletcher coached at Beal City Public Schools for seven seasons. During his final three seasons at Beal City he was the Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. His teams finished with an overall record of 37-26 including a 29-13 record in the Highland Conference.