Oliver Wiseman enters his third season as a member of the Lindenwood women's basketball coaching staff in the 2020-21 season.
During the 2019-20 season, Wiseman helped coach the Lions to a 19-9 record, and finishing 14-6 in the GLVC. The Lions had one of the top offenses in the conference during the season, finishing second in the GLVC as a team, scoring more than 77.5 points per game. Under Wiseman's assistance, three players receieved All-Conference honors, with Kallie Bildner being named to the first team, and Devin Fuhring and Lindsay Medlen being named to the second team.
Prior to Lindenwood, Wiseman spent two seasons with Knox College. With Knox, he was in charge of player development and recruiting, oversaw the film and scouting and organized travel plans. Wiseman helped the team to the most wins for Knox since the 1989-90 season.
Before Knox, Wiseman worked at UMSL, his duties included offensive play calling, recruiting, and team travel. Wiseman helped the Tritons earn a berth in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament and also coached two All-GLVC selections.
Prior to UMSL, Wiseman served a stint at another GLVC school, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. While with the Rangers, he was responsible for the entire offensive scheme and in-game play calling, as well as recruiting and individual skill development. The Rangers improved by 14 wins from the previous season, which included an increase in production in every offensive statistical category, en route to a 22-8 record and an at-large bid to the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
The Houston, Texas native served as the head coach for the junior varsity girls program at Fox High School in Arnold, Mo., during the 2013-2014 season while also assisting with the varsity team that claimed its first conference title in over 20 years. Prior to Fox High School, Wiseman served as a varsity assistant for two seasons at Ursuline Academy. The Bears had two strong postseason runs, which included notching the program’s most single season wins with 21 during the 2011-12 season.
Wiseman played collegiately at Maryville University before serving as a student assistant coach. While playing for the Saints he was an Academic All-Conference selection, led the team in grade point average, and served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Wiseman earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology in 2012, and he graduated with his master's degree in sports psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2014.
Madeline Staples enters her second season as a member of the Lindenwood women's basketball coaching staff in the 2020-21 season.
During the 2019-20 season, Staples assisted in the guidance of the Lions to a 19-9 record, with a 14-6 mark in the GLVC. Staples helped to create an efficient offense for the program, as the team was second in the GLVC in scoring per game (77.6), and third in assist/turnover ratio (1.01). In Staples' first season as a member of the coaching staff, three players receieved All-Conference honors, with Kallie Bildner being named to the first team, and Devin Fuhring and Lindsay Medlen being named to the second team.
Staples came to Lindenwood in the 2019-20 season, after spending the 2018-19 season as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She helped recruit and evaluate talent for a team that finished last season 26-4, winning the WIAC Championship and advancing to the third round of the NCAA Division III National Championship. The Wisconsin-Oshkosh coaching staff was named the WBCA Coaching Staff of the Year last season. Staples also has experience coaching AAU with HoopStars Basketball in Madison, Wisconsin.
Prior to coaching for the Titans, Staples had a successful playing career, spanning four years at Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She played in 98 games, scoring 376 points while grabbing 301 rebounds. Staples helped lead the Titans to one of the top women's basketball programs in NCAA DIII. Over her tenure as a player, Oshkosh compiled a 93-23 record, winning three conference titles and advancing as far as the NCAA Third Round in 2016-17. The Titans were ranked as high as ninth by D3Hoops.com while Staples was on the roster.
Staples is a 2017 graduate of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in psychology and received her masters degree from Oshkosh in 2018. Staples will replace Ayriell Robinson, who left Lindenwood to take the head coaching position at William Woods University.