Women's basketball

  • 1993 NCAA Div. III champions
  • Five NCAA playoff berths
  • Six Iowa Conference championships

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Coaching staff

Chelsea PetersenChelsea Petersen
Head coach

Chelsea Petersen is entering her second season as head coach and her second season on the Central College women’s basketball staff. She was the top assistant coach in 2012.

A Wyoming, Iowa native and graduate of Midland Community High School, Petersen was an assistant coach at Anderson University (Ind.) from 2009-12 while she earned a master’s degree in business administration. She is a 2008 Upper Iowa University graduate and carried a 4.0 grade point average throughout her undergraduate and graduate career.

At Upper Iowa, Petersen was a team captain and four-year letterwinner. At the time of her graduation she ranked second in school history in season defensive rebounds (163), fourth in career rebounds (689) and sixth in season free throw percentage (80.3). She received Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors. At Midland High School Petersen still holds seven records. She was the team and conference MVP while receiving all-state distinction as well.

She spent a season as assistant girls’ basketball coach at University High School in Carmel, Ind. in 2008-09 while working as an account executive for Propeller Marketing LLC in Fishers, Ind.

Petersen also serves as online content specialist in the communications office.

Phone: (641) 628-7652
Email: petersenc@central.edu


Assistant coach
Tyler Morris

Veteran high school coach Tyler Morris is in his first season as assistant coach on the Central College women's basketball staff.

A 2004 University of Northern Iowa graduate, Morris served as head boys’ basketball coach the past two years at Tekamah-Herman High School in Tekamah, Neb.after three seasons as head boys’ coach at Ellsworth (Minn.) High School, where his team finished second in the 2009 Minnesota Class A state tourney and third in 2010. Morris received section coach of the year recognition both seasons. He was the head volleyball and girls’ basketball coach at Elk Horn-Kimballton High School from 2005-07 after spending two years as assistant girls’ basketball coach at Hudson High School. Morris was an eighth grade boys’ basketball coach at West Marshall in State Center in the 2007-08 season and a student assistant for the freshman/sophomore boys’ squad at Malcom Price Lab School in Cedar Falls in 1999-2000.

Morris has also served as an elementary school teacher since 2005.

Morgan Evans
Assistant coach

Morgan Evans joined the Central staff in 2013. She's serving as a varsity assistant and junior varsity coach.

A 2013 William Penn University graduate, Evans earlier attended Southwestern Community College in Creston. She played basketball at both schools.

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