Kelly Kielsmeier moves into his eighth year as an assistant coach with the Wayne State College women's basketball program. As the top assistant, Kelly serves as recruiting and camp coordinator and also assists with scouting reports for WSC women's basketball.
During the season, he works with the Wildcat guards and also handles pre/post season workouts to go with film exchange/editing and fundraising activities.
Prior to coming to Wayne State, Kielsmeier served three seasons as head women's basketball coach at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa. While at the school, he coached four All-Region players and guided the team to the Blackhawk Community College East Tournament title in 2005.
Before that, Kielsmeier worked as an assistant coach at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas where he helped the team compile a 70-32 record during that time. While at Howard Payne, Kielsmeier worked with the guards and served as the team's recruiting coordinator. He coached 15 All-Conference and one All-Freshmen Team performers along with 19 All-Academic selections while at the school.
Kielsmeier is a 2004 graduate of Howard Payne University, earning a bachelors degree in business administration with a specialization in management. He is a native of Hubbard, Iowa and graduated from Hubbard-Radcliffe High School in 1998.
Kielsmeier resides in Wayne.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Hailie Sample is in her first year as a graduate assistant coach for the Wayne State College women's basketball program. Her duties include travel arrangements along with assisting in scouting reports and many other day-to-day operations to help the program.
Sample comes to Wayne State following a stellar playing career at the University of Nebraska where she started 131 games in four years. During her senior season in Lincoln, Sample averaged 7.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game while shooting a school record 61.1 percent (99-162) from the field to rank second in the Big 10.
Regarded as one of the top defenders in the Big 10 during her four years at Nebraska, Sample finisher her Husker playing career tied for third all-time with 131 starts while playing in all 132 games. She recorded 739 career points, 717 rebounds and 227 assists as a Husker, becoming one of only five players in school history to achieve 700 points, 700 rebounds and 200 career assists.
Sample helped Nebraska to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and was named to the Big 10 All-Defensive Team as a junior. She earned spots on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014 and 2015 and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2015 as a senior.
A native of Flower Mound, Texas, Sample graduated from the University of Nebraska in May, 2015 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She is pursuing a master's degree in business at Wayne State College and resides in Wayne.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Brittany Bigott enters her first year (2017-18) as a Graduate Assistant coach for the Wayne State College women's basketball team. Her duties will include travel arrangements along with assisting in scouting reports and many other day-to-day operations to help the program.
A native of Katy, Texas, Bigott comes to WSC after earning a bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas where she played women's basketball for four years. She appeared in 87 games during her four year career and was an NAIA Scholar Athlete all four years at UST. Bigott led the team in 3-point field goal percentage as a freshman (2013-14) and sophomore (2014-15) and was an All-Conference Academic selection all four years while being named the University of St. Thomas Scholar Athlete of the Year as a freshman (2013-14) and junior (2015-16).
Bigott also gained coaching experience working with an elite AAU team in Houston for four years (2013-17) - BIG Basketball Academy. She graduated from Seven Lakes High School in Texas helping her team advance to the regional finals during her senior season.
Bigott is currently pursuing a master's degree at Wayne State College in sport management.