Thad Sankey enters his fourth season as the Head Coach of the Women's Basketball team.
The 2015-2016 season was the Cardinals best under Coach Sankey as they recorded a 15-16 record after a six win season the year before. The team featured a Second Team All Conference player (Kari Borowiak) and a All Freshman player (Karlee Morris) as well.
Thad comes to Concordia from his most recent position as the graduate assistant at Concordia University Nebraska. In 2012-13 Coach Sankey helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 25-7 record, a berth in the NAIA National Tournament, and a #9 ranking in the NAIA Postseason Poll. The Bulldogs were ranked as high as #1 in the NAIA DII National Poll during the 2012-13 season. Sankey's responsibilities with the Bulldogs included conducting practice and game preparation, national recruiting, basketball operations as well as being the head JV coach.
Sankey graduated from Concordia Nebraska in 2006 with a degree in Secondary Education. He was a member of the Concordia Nebraska men's basketball team from 2002-06, serving as a captain his junior and senior years. With Sankey leading the way the Bulldogs made two trips to the NAIA National Tournament during his career, finishing in the round of eight in 2003, and as national runner-up in 2005.
After his playing career, Sankey was a graduate assistant on the Bulldog men's basketball team during the 2006-07 season. He then went on to coach for five years at Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Coach Sankey recently completed his graduate degree from Concordia University Nebraska in Education Administration.
Thad and his wife Sarah live in Ann Arbor with their three sons, Eli, Micah, and Benjamin.
To contact Coach Sankey email him at [email protected]
Kassy enters her second season as a member of the Cardinals coaching staff. Kassy graduated from Concordia Chicago University last spring where she majored in Exercise Science. While at CUC, Koehler played basketball all four years and was named a team captain her senior year. She was also selected to the All-Freshman team after her Freshman year at CUC. Kassy is currently enrolled in Concordia’s Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education graduate program and with the completion date being next spring. Responsibilities within Coach Sankey’s staff will include, recruiting, scouting reports, assisting with day to day operations, travel, as well as head coach of the Junior Varsity team.
Kassy has two younger brothers, Luke (Jr) and Tim (So) that are currently enrolled at CUAA and are on the football team. The Koehler’s are from Belvidere, Illinois and were prepped at Rockford Lutheran High School.