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Coaching Staff

Stacey Brunner-Jones
Women's Head Basketball Coach

Stacey Brunner-Jones completed her 12th season at the helm of the Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Basketball program in 2015-16. She is the winningest head coach in program history and has led the Falcons to six conference titles, two appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament and has been named conference Coach of the Year three times.

Brunner-Jones has coached 42 all-conference players, including Brianna Wagner (2014-15 NACC Freshman of the Year), Katie Luethe (2013-14 NACC Player of the Year and D3Hoops.com All-Central Region Second Team and 2010-11 Freshman of the Year), Asia Beckum (2006-07 Freshman of the Year) and Krista Mayyou (2005-06 LMC Rookie of the Year).

In addition, Brunner-Jones was named the conference's Coach of the Year three times (2015-16, 2007-08, 2006-07).

The 2015-16 season saw the Falcons capture the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference regular season title with a 17-3 record and the No. 1 seed in the NACC Tournament. They were 9-3 at home and won 20 games for the ninth time in program history and the fifth time in the Brunner-Jones era. The Falcons led the NACC in league-only games in free throws made per game (15.1), defensive rebounds per game (28.5), rebounding margin (8.5) and point allowed per game (53.8). CUW also set the program's single-season record for defensive field goal percentage (36.7).

During the 2014-15 season, CUW led the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference in defensive 3-point field goal percentage (28.0) and averaged the second most blocks (3.4 per game). In 2013-14 she guided the Falcons to the program's eighth 20-plus win season, including the fourth in her tenure. Brunner-Jones also coached Katie Luethe, the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Player of the year. During the 2012-2013 campaign she guided CUW to a Northern Athletics Conference North Division crown after posting a 14-4 conference record. CUW went 19-9 overall and advanced to the NAC Championship game.

The 2008-2009 was one of the best ever for CUW as it went 23-6 under the guidance of Brunner-Jones. The Falcons defeated Wisconsin Lutheran College, 69-65, in the NAC Championship game and advanced to their second NCAA Tournament during her tenure.

Brunner-Jones' record at CUW is 203-97 including an impressive 19-9 turnaround in her second season and an unprecedented 23-4 mark with a NAC championship in 2006-07. That was followed by three more 20-plus winning seasons and three more NAC crowns.

A 1995 graduate of Mt. Horeb (Wis.) High School, she was a member of the Vikings state runner-up team and a three-time all-conference performer. Following her prep career she competed at Winona State University and was a two-year starter for the Warriors.

Brunner-Jones' previous coaching positions included three years as the women's assistant at Loras College (Iowa) and two as the head assistant at Winona State (Minn.).

Stacey is married to Matt Jones. They reside in Milwaukee, Wis., with their son Braylon and daughter, Hadley Rose.


Deonte Tatum
Women's Assistant Basketball Coach

Deonte Tatum will begin his first season with the Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Basketball program during the 2017-18 season.

Tatum, a Milwaukee native, has spent the past seven years coaching basketball, six at the high school level and one at the collegiate level. He has spent five of the six seasons in the high school ranks working at Milwaukee Vincent with both the boys and girls programs. Tatum also spent one season coaching at the Milwaukee School of Languages.

Tatum began his coaching career as a student assistant at the University of Hawaii, following a two-year playing career with the program. He landed in Hawaii after playing two years at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.

The new Falcons assistant was a former local high school standout at Milwaukee Vincent, helping lead the Vikings to back-to-back WIAA Division 1 State Championships in 2000 and 2001. In 2001, Tatum was named the MVP of the Division 1 Boy's State Basketball Tournament.

Tatum and his wife Jenny have three daughters, Neveah, Paityn, and Selah.


Shawn Cassidy
Men's Head Basketball Coach

Shawn Cassidy completed his 10th season in 2016-17 as the head coach of Concordia University Wisconsin's Men's Basketball program. He is the program's second-winningest coach with a 168-100 overall record, which includes a 122-56 record in conference play. During his tenure, the Falcons have posted an impressive 77-32 (.706) record inside the R. John Buuck Field House.

Cassidy has twice coached his team to the NCAA Division III Tournament (2014-15, 2010-11), the program's only Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament championship (2014-15), three NACC North Division titles (2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10) and two seasons with over 20 victories. He has also guided his team to three Concordia Invitational Tournament titles (2012-13, 2009-10, 2007-08).

During his tenure, he has coached 25 All-NACC honorees, including 2012-13 Player of the Year Luke Doedens and 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year Steve Zielinski. Cassidy was named the 2010-11 NACC Coach of the Year after guiding the Falcons to a 23-5 overall record.

The 2016-17 squad finished third in the NACC with a 14-6 record and advanced to the NACC Tournament Championship game for second time in program history. They fnished in the top-3 statistical in NACC-only games for 12 statistical categories. The Falcons averaged nearly 90 points (89.3) per game at home. Eric Kittel guided the program and finished as the program's all-time leader in points (1,541) and 3-point field goals made (263).

His 2011-12 season finished 21-6 overall and 14-2 in NACC play to win the North Division title for the third-consecutive season. The Falcons dominated at home, posting an 11-1 record inside the R. John Buuck Field House.

During the 2010-11 season, the Falcons made a major jump in the national scene by climbing as high as No. 21 in the D3Hoops.com poll and to No. 1 in the Midwest regional rankings. As a result of their success they were chosen to host the first two rounds of the NCAA Division III Tournament that season. Statistically, CUW ranked in the top-20 in the nation in four categories; win-loss percentage, scoring margin, steals per game and turnover margin. The Falcons completed their conference season undefeated, 16-0, marking the first time in league history a team finished unblemished. Four players earned All-NACC recognition and Cassidy was named Coach of the Year.

The 2009-10 squad won the CIT trophy for the second time in three years with victories over Concordia University Chicago and Concordia University Nebraska in front of the home crowd. The Falcons also gave Cassidy his first NAC North Division championship with a 10-6 record.

In Cassidy's first full season in 2007-08 the Falcons finished 14-11 overall. CUW also won the CIT title for the first time in school history, scoring lopsided wins over Concordia University Nebraska and Concordia University Chicago. Despite the graduation of six of the team's top performers, the 2008-09 Falcons ended up 13-13, including 10-6 in league play.

Prior to becoming head coach, Cassidy served as an assistant to former head coach and mentor Wayne Rasmussen. He was a member of the 1993 Falcon basketball team, which competed in the NAIA National Tournament. Cassidy graduated from CUW with a Bachelor's Degree in Lutheran Secondary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. In 2001, he earned his Master's Degree in School Administration from Azusa Pacific University.

Cassidy taught and coached at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif., for 12 years before returning to CUW. He spent nine seasons as the basketball head coach at OLHS, putting together a 144- 93 record with three league championships and eight playoff appearances.

Cassidy is the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) advisor which follows the mission of CUW in enhancing the total student-athlete experience by creating opportunities to serve, protecting student-athlete welfare, fostering a positive student-athlete image, and contributing to the overall success of Concordia. SAAC is involved with many service projects in the community such as a Canned Food Drive, Blood Drive, Think Pink events and many other service projects.

Shawn and wife Paula reside in Cedarburg with their children; Patrick, Evelyn and Avery. They are active members of First Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.


Dan Mueller
Men's Assistant Basketball Coach

Dan Mueller was hired as a full-time assistant coach on July 1, 2013 and completed his seventh season in 2016-17 with the Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Basketball program. He was also a student assistant and team manager for three seasons before being promoted.

With the Falcons, he leads the academic advising of student-athletes, recruiting of future student-athletes around the Midwest, scouting of opponents and preparing of scouting reports, video coordination and acting as head coach of the junior varsity program.

The 2016-17 squad finished third in the NACC with a 14-6 record and advanced to the NACC Tournament Championship game for second time in program history. They finished in the top-3 statistical in NACC-only games for 12 statistical categories. The Falcons averaged nearly 90 points (89.3) per game at home. Eric Kittel guided the program and finished as the program's all-time leader in points (1,541) and 3-point field goals made (263).

Mueller also spent three years working for the Milwaukee Bucks in the statistical analysis and video departments.