Meet The Coaches
Head Coach, Jim Hamsa
As a member of the Nebraska Coaches Association and a Certified NCAA Approved Club Basketball Coach, Jim Hamsa has over 20 years of coaching experience. A four year varsity player at Fremont High School, Jim moved into his college playing career and was a four year letter winner at Midland Lutheran University. Over the many years of his coaching career, Jim has had the privilege to help develop and coach many eventual Division I basketball players! Jim’s desire is to see young players develop fundamentals of the game and showcase their talents by playing the great game of basketball with heart and passion.
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Assistant Coach, Jennifer Blachford
A multisport athlete in high school, Jen was a 4 year varsity basketball player at Lake Preston High School in Lake Preston, SD. Jen is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BS in Biology and Sociology. Jen was the Co-Director and a head coach of the Nebraska Sparks Girls Basketball Club for 6 years and coached several ages groups during that time. Jen has completed her NCAA Club Basketball Coaching requirements. This is Jen's first year as a NE Force assistant coach.
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Assistant Coach, Michael Champagne
A multisport athlete in high school while attending Aberdeen Central in Aberdeen, SD. Mike is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BS in Business Administration and Economics. Mike is endorsed to teach middle level and high school business. As a member of the Nebraska Coaches Association, Mike has been a youth coach for 6 years and is currently an assistant coach at Lincoln Northeast High School. Mike has completed his NCAA Club Basketball Coaching requirements and holds NFHS endorsements to coach Basketball and Track.
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