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Coaching Staff

Stacey Brunner-Jones
Women's Head Basketball Coach

Stacey Brunner-Jones, the winningest coach in program history, completed her 16th season at the helm of the Concordia Wisconsin's Women's Basketball program in 2019-020. She has led the Falcons to seven conference titles, two appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament and has been named conference Coach of the Year four times.

Brunner-Jones has coached 52 all-conference players, including Brianna Wagner (four-time All-NACC honoree, 2014-15 NACC Freshman of the Year, only player in the NCAA-era to have at least 1,000 points, 650 rebounds, 150 assists, 125 blocks and 100 steals), Audrey Scharmer (two-time All-NACC honoree and one of four players in program history to have at least 900 points and 800 rebounds), Katie Luethe (2013-14 NACC Player of the Year and D3Hoops.com All-Central Region Second Team and 2010-11 Freshman of the Year), Krista Mayyou (four-time all-conference honoree, D3Hoops.com All-Central Region Second Team, 2005-06 LMC Rookie of the Year, CUW Athletics Hall of Fame inductee) and Stacey Rusch (CUW Athletic Hall of Fame inductee).

Brunner-Jones was named the conference's Coach of the Year four times (2016-17, 2015-16, 2007-08, 2006-07).

Concordia Wisconsin's 2019-20 season advanced to the NACC Tournament for the 14th-consecutive season and won 13 of 17 games from December 10 to February 15. They had the fifth-most potent offense in program history, scoring 67.2 points per game and set game records for points (102), 3-pointers made (16) and assists (30) during a 102-39 victory at Rockford. The season was also highlighted by a trip to Hawaii.

The Falcons 2018-19 team advanced to the NACC Tournament Championship game for the second year in a row and the seventh time under the direction of Brunner-Jones. They set the program record for 3-point field goals made (204) and 3-point field goal percentage (38.3) and at one point during the season led the nation in 3-point percentage. They also set the program record for free throw percentage (73.6) and second-most points (1,959) and assists (416) of any team in program history. Concordia Wisconsin topped the 90-point plateau four times.

Concordia Wisconsin's 2017-18 squad was second in the NACC with a 16-4 record and advanced to the NACC Tournament Championship game for the sixth time in program history. They boasted an eight-game and seven-game winning streaks during the season, to go along with an 8-3 record at home. The Falcons led the NACC in fewest turnovers per game (12.9) and were second in points allowed per game (56.0), while ranking third in 3-point field goal percentage (33.5).

The 2016-17 Falcons captured their second-straight NACC championship and advanced to the NACC Tournament Championship game. The Falcons again prided themselves on playing great team defense, allowing 54.2 points per game, leading the NACC. CUW also was efficient on the offensive end, leading the conference in field goal percentage (42.2), while also committing the fewest turnovers per contest (14.0).

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 2012-13 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 has two children, son Braylon and daughter, Hadley Rose.


Shawn Cassidy
Men's Head Basketball Coach

Shawn Cassidy completed his 13th season in 2019-20 as the head coach of Concordia Wisconsin's Men's Basketball program. He is the program's all-time winningest coach with a 220-130 overall record, which includes a 165-73 record in conference play. During his tenure, the Falcons have posted an impressive 102-40 (.718) record inside the R. John Buuck Field House.

Cassidy has coached his team to the NCAA Division III Tournament three times (2019-20, 2014-15, 2010-11), two Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament Championships (2019-20, 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 four Concordia Invitational Tournament titles (2019, 2013, 2010, 2008).

During his tenure, he has coached 32 All-NACC honorees, including 2017-18 Freshman of the Year Jordan Johnson, 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.

Concordia Wisconsin advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the fourth time in program history and third under the direction of Cassidy. The Falcons earned the No. 3 seed in the NACC Tournament and won the title in an overtime victory at home after outscoring MSOE 10-5 in overtime. During the season, Jordan Johnson set the program record for points in a game with 45 (February 27) and Jared Jurss set the program's single-season record for assists with 197. The season was also highlighted by a trip to Florida and a 14-5 combined record in the months of January and February. The Falcons also set the record for field goals made (883).

The Falcons 2018-19 team earned a share of the NACC regular-season title with a 16-4 conference record, which included four different winning streaks of four games. They led the NACC in steals per game (8.7) and ranked second in field goal percentage (48.5), assists per game (15.8) and opponent 3-point percentage (32.1). Concordia Wisconsin set the program record for field goal percentage (48.5) in a season.

Concordia Wisconsin's 2017-18 squad led the NACC in field goal percentage (47.4), 3-point percentage (78.7), defensive rebounds per game (29.6) and opponents' 3-point field goal percentage (30.5). Three times during the season they won four games in a row and advanced to the Concordia Invitational Tournament title game.

The 2016-17 squad finished third in the NACC with a 14-6 record and advanced to the NACC Tournament Championship game for the 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).

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 the 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.


AC Clouthier
Women's Assistant Basketball Coach

AC Clouthier completed his second season with the Concordia Wisconsin Women’s Basketball program in 2019-20.

Concordia Wisconsin's 2019-20 season advanced to the NACC Tournament for the 14th-consecutive season and won 13 of 17 games from December 10 to February 15. They had the fifth-most potent offense in program history, scoring 67.2 points per game and set game records for points (102), 3-pointers made (16) and assists (30) during a 102-39 victory at Rockford. The season was also highlighted by a trip to Hawaii.

The Falcons 2018-19 team advanced to the NACC Tournament Championship game for the second year in a row and the seventh time under the direction of Brunner-Jones. They set the program record for 3-point field goals made (204) and 3-point field goal percentage (38.3) and at one point during the season led the nation in 3-point percentage. They also set the program record for free throw percentage (73.6) and second-most points (1,959) and assists (416) of any team in program history. Concordia Wisconsin topped the 90-point plateau four times.

Clouthier most recently has been an assistant at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, contributing for two seasons. During that time the Tommies went 58-4 with a Final Four and Sweet Sixteen appearance. The two teams developed and produced two All-Americans and the NCAA DIII National Player of the Year.

Clouthier was previously the head coach at Xavier High School in Appleton, Wisconsin, compiling a 61-19 record overall (.763). He guided XHS to the WIAA State Tournament twice, qualifying in back-to-back seasons. Clouthier’s teams advanced to the WIAA Division III State Championship game in 2015 and played in the DIII State Semi-Finals in 2016.

His team never finished below third place in conference play, going 14-2, 13-3, and 10-4 in each season while overall his teams were 19-5, 24-5, and 18-9. Clouthier coached two first team all-state players and was the 2013-14 Coach of the Year.

Clouthier graduated from Xavier in 2006 and from the University of St. Thomas in 2010 with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Broadcast Journalism. He played and coached football at UST before heading to Xavier. He was on the staff at Xavier as an assistant football coach and the school’s Learning Advocate. He also taught Health and Physical Education.