Cody Llewellyn is in his fourth season on the Lindenwood women’s basketball coaching staff, making the transition to a full-time assistant in 2017-18.
Last season, Lindenwood had one of its best season during its NCAA era. Llewellyn was instrumental in the growth of freshman Kallie Bildner who earned MIAA Freshman of the Year. The year was capped off by the team reaching the MIAA Postseason Tournament semifinals. In the quarterfinals, they upset the MIAA Regular Season Champion, Pittsburg State. Lindenwood finished the season with 14 wins, and it had the MIAA Freshman of the Year. Among coaching, scouting, and recruiting duties, Llewellyn is also the director of camps.
Llewellyn was also a graduate assistant coach in the program in 2013-14 and 2014-15. The 2013-14 squad had one of the most improved squads in the nation with a 10-game improvement in the win column. The next season, Lindenwood went undefeated in the non-conference portion of its schedule and had a top-10 win over Washburn.
Ayriell Robinson is in her second season on the Lindenwood women’s basketball coaching staff in 2017-18.
In her first year, Lindenwood had one of its best season during its NCAA era. The year was capped off by the team reaching the MIAA Postseason Tournament semifinals. In the quarterfinals, they upset the MIAA Regular Season Champion, Pittsburg State. Lindenwood finished the season with 14 wins, and it had the MIAA Freshman of the Year.
Robinson comes to Lindenwood after coaching one season at NCAA Division I Southeastern Louisiana. Among the players she coached was Nanna Pool who was a third-team all-conference selection.
Prior to her time at Southeastern Louisiana, she was an assistant coach at Angelina College. She helped that program to three straight NJCAA Region XIV conference tournament appearances. She was also an assistant for one season at St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans, La.
Robinson has ties to the St. Louis area after playing for Saint Louis University from 2009-2011. She appeared in 59 games and averaged 6.6 points and 3.5 rebounds a contest. Robinson led the team in 2009-10 with a .391 three-point percentage, and she was first on the squad the next season with 39 steals.
Bre Zanders is in her first season as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team in 2017-18.
Zanders has been a letterwinner for the Lady Lions for the previous four seasons. She appeared in 104 career games, including 11 starts as a senior. She shot 51.1 percent from the field for her career, and collected 291 points, 281 rebounds, and 40 blocked shots.
Zanders played a key leadership role on last year’s team, as she helped direct a very young squad to the 2017 MIAA Tournament semifinals.