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Meet the Coach

Michelle Coplen

Picture of Coach CoplenMichelle Coplen has been apart of the Lady Bulldog Basketball Program for the last three years.  Before coming to Wheatland she was the assistant coach in Amherst, NE.  Michelle is currently in the first year of being the Lady Bulldogs head coach.  She recieved her bachelor’s degree at Univeristy of Nebraska at Kearney in math and physical education 7-12, with a coaching endorsement.  She teaches high school math and female weights.  

In her spare time Michelle enjoys swimming, traveling, and spending time with her husband Derek Coplen.  

Assistant coaches for the Lady Bulldogs inlcude Katrina Fagenbush.  



Mission Statement

The Lady Bulldog Basketball program is driven to create highly motivated female athletes both on and off the court.


Coaching Philosophy

Our coaching philosophy is that we focus on the safety and wellbeing of the student athlete.  We emphasis on raising the self-esteem of the athletes in and out of the sport, while  teaching them to excel past what limits they believe they have.  As a coaching staff we are here for the student-athlete during the season as well as the offseason. 

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