Houston Baptist Women's Basketball Camps
Lauren Tippet | Assistant Coach
Lauren Tippet is in her fifth year as an assistant coach with the women’s basketball program. She plays a large role in the Huskies’ recruiting efforts; contributing to the successful recruitment of players from both Texas and abroad. In addition to the major metropolitan areas in Texas (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin), Tippet has contributed to the successful recruitment of international players from Germany, Australia, Uzbekistan, Austria, Ireland, and Poland.
On the court, Tippet is the lead in player development, developing skill workouts and individual film sessions. She also frequently leads guard workouts in practice and is responsible for the development of the Huskies’ floor leaders. These elements were key during the memorable 2014-15 season, helping the Huskies earn a berth in the Southland Conference Tournament in only their second season in the league, qualifying as the eighth seed. From there, HBU went on to defeat the fifth, fourth and top seeds to become the first eighth seed to reach the Championship game in Southland Conference Tournament history.
Tippet also has academic liaison responsibilities, overseeing academic progress and setting up tutors when necessary. Over the last four years, the Huskies have been exceptional in the classroom. Starting in her first season in 2013-14, the team posted a combined 3.6 GPA in the second semester, which included five players earning a perfect 4.0. This was the strongest academic performance, top to bottom, since the founding of the program. All 13 players on the Huskies' roster earned at least a 3.0 GPA, which netted them all spots on the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. This was the first time in the history of the program that every member of the team has made the All-Conference Honor Roll. At the conclusion of the academic year the Huskies were recognized nationally, earning their first ever selection to the WBCA Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll. In 2013-14 the Huskies finished with the 12th highest team GPA in Division I with a combined 3.514 GPA. In 2014-15 the Huskies continued their commitment to academic excellence, earning their second consecutive selection to the WBCA Academic Top-25 Honor Roll; this time finishing 17th in the nation with a 3.445 combined team GPA. In the 2015-16 season, the Huskies posted their highest-ever team GPA (3.65) and ranked fifth nationally on the WBCA Academic Top-25 Honor Roll with a 3.612 combined team GPA. The Huskies finished the 2016-17 year strong in the classroom once again with a cumulative team GPA of 3.43.
Prior to joining the HBU staff, Tippet spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Sam Houston State. The Bearkats won the program’s first Southland Conference championship and received both pre-season and post-season WNIT invitations. Prior to being a graduate assistant, Tippet played two seasons for the Bearkats. During her career, she received academic all-conference honors both seasons and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Following her undergraduate work, Tippet received a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Science that transitioned to her work with the Bearkats’ off-season training programs.
A Houston native, Tippet transferred to Sam Houston after playing two seasons at San Jacinto Junior College and graduating from Clear Creek High School.
Becca Allison | Assistant Coach
Becca Allison is in her fourth year with the HBU women's basketball program, now serving as assistant coach after two years as the graduate assistant.
Allison plays a large role in the Huskies’ recruiting effort; contributing to the successful recruitment of players from both Texas and abroad. In addition to the major metropolitan areas in Texas (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin), Becca has contributed to the successful recruitment of international players from Germany, Australia, Uzbekistan, Austria, Ireland and Poland. On the court, Allison works primarily with the guards. Working on skill development and individual film sessions. She is also in charge of game scheduling, academic oversight, and overseeing team study halls. In her first season, she helped HBU reach the Southland Conference Tournament for the first time in program history, and become the first eight seed to reach the SLC championship game, as the Huskies knocked off the fifth, fourth, and top seed.
Also serving as an academic liaison, Allison oversees academic progress and sets up tutors when necessary. Over the last three years the Huskies have been exceptional in the classroom. Starting in her first season, the team posted a combined 3.6 GPA in the second semester, which included five players earning a perfect 4.0. This was the strongest academic performance, top to bottom, since the founding of the program. All 13 players on the Huskies' roster earned at least a 3.0 GPA, which netted them all spots on the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. This was the first time in the history of the program that every member of the team has made the All-Conference Honor Roll. At the conclusion of the academic year the Huskies were recognized nationally, earning their first ever selection to the WBCA Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll, finishing with the 12th highest team GPA in Division I with a combined 3.514 GPA in 2013-14. In 2014-15 the Huskies continued their commitment to academic excellence, earning their second consecutive selection to the WBCA Academic Top-25 Honor Roll; this time finishing 17th in the nation with a 3.445 combined team GPA. After graduating five great students in the 2015 class there was the potential for a slip up in the classroom, but this year’s team is continuing the program’s exceptional academic tradition. In the first semester, the Huskies posted their highest ever team GPA (3.65) putting the team on pace for third consecutive WBCA Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll selection. HBU finished with a team GPA of 3.612, good for fifth nationally. The huskies finished the 2016-17 year strong academically with a team GPA of 3.43.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Allison came to Houston from Old Dominion University, where she was a four-year letter winner for the Monarchs basketball team from 2010-14. She was Academic Athlete of the Year her sophomore. Allison was team captain her senior year and was also named the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award recipient. She earned her degree in sport management with a minor in marketing from ODU in 2014, then earned her Master's degree in education from HBU in May 2016.
Allison has represented both Great Britain and Scotland in the European Championships. She averaged over 10 points a game in the European “B” Championships. She also represented Great Britain in the World University Games in China in 2011. Playing for the COE Kool Kats in Edinburgh prior to her US move, Allison and her team won the Scottish National League and the Scottish Cup. She was named MVP every year since 2006-07 and earned Women’s Player of the Year accolades in 2008-09.
Precious Ivy | Assistant Coach
Precious Ivy is in her first season as assistant women's basketball coach at HBU.
Ivy comes to HBU from Tyler Junior College, where she spent five years as an assistant coach and was in charge of recruiting, scouting, strength training, player skill development, academics and the redshirt program. She helped lead the Apaches to a 118-47 record, three national tournament appearances and a top-25 ranking for four-straight years. Ivy coached six all-conference honorees, including three NJCAA All-America selections.
The Cedar Hill, Texas, native played two seasons at San Jacinto College, earning all-conference honorable mention in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Back injuries cut her career short, jumpstarting her foray into coaching, serving as a volunteer student assistant at San Jac. She then spent one season at Wayland Baptist as a graduate assistant, serving as the head coach of the junior varsity program, as well as overseeing player development and academics.
Ivy earned a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology fitness and sports from the University of Houston in 2008 and earned a Master of arts in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University-Irvine.
Justin Jones | Director of Basketball Operations
Justin Jones is in his second year with the HBU women's basketball program, now serving as director of basketball operations after serving one year as an assistant coach whiles studying for his masters.
In the 2016-17 season Jones played a large role in the Huskies’ recruiting efforts and assisted in on-the-floor coaching. Jones also helped with planning practices and workouts. He was in charge of coordinating travel and academic oversight, expense reports, and overseeing team study halls. In his first season as assistant coach, the team posted a combined 3.5 GPA in the 2016-17 academic year, which included three players earning a perfect 4.0. The Huskies also had 13 of the 15 players on the roster earn at least a 3.0 GPA.
In the 2017-18 season Jones, will step into a new role as the director of basketball operations. He will continue to coordinate travel, expense reports, academic performance, team study halls, team managers and practice players.
Jones joined the HBU staff after spending the 2015-16 season as a student assistant coach with the LeTourneau University women’s basketball team and helping guide the Yellowjackets to their first American Southwest Conference Tournament victory. He worked primarily with post players LaTanya Drakes and Ashley Stephens, who were both second-team all-ASC East Division selections, while Stephens was also tabbed ASC East Division Defensive Player of the Year. During the 2014-15 season, Jones was a student assistant with the LeTourneau men’s basketball team.
A standout on the court, Jones ranks second all-time in LeTourneau history with a .576 field goal position and ranks seventh with 450 field goals made. His senior season, he scored the second-most field goals in Yellowjacket history with 303 and led the ASC in double-doubles (13) and rebounds (10.0rpg). As a junior, Jones was named first-team all-ASC East Division.
A native of Waxahachie, Texas, Jones graduated from Waxahachie High School, then went on to play two seasons at Cedar Valley College, before transferring to LeTourneau. He will be graduating in 2018 from HBU with his Master’s degree in education.
Kevin McQuade | Volunteer Video Coordinator
Kevin McQuade is entering his second season as video coordinator for the HBU women's basketball program. McQuade came to HBU after working with professional teams in Great Britain as well as the Scottish junior national teams. McQuade is primarily responsible for the breakdown and analysis of practice sessions and games, as well as assisting in the preparation of advance scouting reports.
McQuade most recently served as the assistant coach for Leeds Force, a professional team competing in the British Basketball League (BBL). His responsibilities with the Force included developing scouting reports and film sessions for the team, as well as delivering on-court instruction, with a focus on implementing the teams’ defensive schemes. He combined this role with a position at Leeds Beckett University as a kinesiology professor, teaching sport pedagogy and sport curriculum in the Sports Coaching degree program.
Prior to his time in Leeds, McQuade was the Head of Basketball for Glasgow University from 2011-14 and was responsible for its varsity team, which competed in the BUCS premier conference and the Scottish national league. During his time with Glasgow University, McQuade lead the team to a BUCS final 8’s appearance, a Scottish cup final and a playoff championship. His role at Glasgow was combined with serving as an assistant coach to Sterling Davis at the Glasgow Rocks in the BBL from 2012 - 14.
He has also worked with the Basketball Scotland national team programs, serving as an assistant coach with the U18 national squad for 2 seasons, competing in the FIBA Europe B Division Championships in Austria and Macedonia.
In 2013, McQuade was named performance development coach of the year for his work with Glasgow University and the Rocks, and was honored with the Development of Sport Award from Glasgow University on 2 occasions, most recently in 2014.
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, McQuade graduated in 2016 with a Master of Science in Sports Coaching from Leeds Beckett University. He now resides with his wife, Marieta, in Houston.
Rory Anton | Graduate Video/Marketing Manager
Rory enters his first year as a graduate video and marketing manager with women’s basketball. He previously worked with the team on a volunteer basis as part of a two-month internship whilst obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Scotland.
Rory, originally from Forfar, Scotland; Played in the Scottish National league at youth level before playing in BUCS leagues for RGU, where in his final year he helped lead the club to “RGU Club of the year” as President also winning a BUCS Scottish 3A title and making a Scottish Conference Final appearance during his time on the men’s team.
Rory has a passion for performance analysis and coaching, previously coaching with Grampian Flyers u16 as an assistant coach before moving to Houston in the Fall of 2017. His responsibilities for the team involve the breakdown and analysis of practices and games as well as collecting scouting footage for upcoming opponents. Rory helps to create promotional graphics for the team and coach’s social media as well as creating our new show Ballin’ with Brooklyn.
Hanna Stelzer | Assistant Athletic Trainer (WBB)
Hanna Stelzer enters her third year as an assistant athletic trainer and will work primarily with the volleyball and softball programs.
Stelzer came to Houston from Lubbock, where she was a student athletic trainer for the Texas Tech women’s basketball team. Prior to that, she was a student athletic trainer at Shallowater High School, in Shallowater, Texas, where she assisted with the men’s and women’s basketball, softball, and baseball programs. She was also a student athletic trainer for Lubbock Sports Medicine, where she evaluated orthopedic injuries and fitted orthopedic devices and casts.
A Long Island, N.Y., native, Stelzer earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Concordia University of Chicago, and her master’s degree in athletic training from Texas Tech. She was on the Dean’s List at Concordia and she also played volleyball. She is a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Texas and has volunteered at the Special Olympics and Buffalo Springs Ironman.