Mustang Coaching Staff
Head Coach Jamie Sale
In his 17 years at Morningside, Jamie Sale has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the nation while raising the Mustangs’ women’s basketball program to national prominence.
Sale has compiled a 466-128 record for a .785 winning percentage with the Mustangs to make him the winningest women's basketball coach in Morningside history. Sale has a 545-148 career record for a .786 winning percentage in 20 seasons as a collegiate head coach to make him the second winningest active women's basketball coach in the NAIA Division II ranks. Nineteen of his 20 teams have qualified for the NAIA National Tournament.
Sale was named the NAIA Division II National Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005, 2009, and 2015 after he guided the Mustangs to NAIA II National Championships in each of those seasons. His 2008-09 team finished with a perfect record of 38-0 to become only the second team in history to capture the NAIA II crown with an undefeated record after they defeated Hastings College 68-63 in the National Championship Game. Sale led the Mustangs to a 34-4 record in 2003-04 and the college’s first-ever national title in a team sport when Morningside defeated Cedarville University 87-74 in the NAIA II National Tournament Championship Game. He guided Morningside to a second consecutive national crown in 2005 when the Mustangs knocked off No. 1-ranked Cedarville 75-65 in the NAIA II title game to cap a 35-3 season. The Mustangs won their most recent NAIA II National Championship in 2014-15 after they edged Concordia 59-57 in the title game to put the finishing touches on a stellar 37-1 campaign.
He has guided the Mustangs to 16 consecutive NAIA Division II National Tournament appearances, a school-record 15 consecutive 20-win seasons, seven NAIA II National Tournament Final Four appearances, nine Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) regular season championships, and five GPAC Post-Season Tournament championships. Sale led the Mustangs to five consecutive GPAC regular season championships from 2004-05 to 2008-09 and to four straight GPAC crowns from 2012-13 to 2015-16. Sale's 2015-16 team won the GPAC title by a five-game advantage for the largest victory margin in league history. His teams have produced the 15 highest single-season victory totals in school history. His 2005-06 Morningside team won the GPAC's post-season tournament and was the GPAC regular season co-champion with Hastings College to become the first team in league history to win both titles in the same season. Sale was named the GPAC Coach of the Year following the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13, 2014-15, and 2015-16 seasons.
He was the 2004 recipient of the Paul Maaske Memorial Award presented by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. The award is presented each year to a non-Division I collegiate coach in Iowa in honor of the former long-time coach at Cornell College.
The transformation of the Morningside women’s basketball program has been remarkable since Sale’s arrival. After inheriting a team that had produced a combined total of only five victories over the previous two seasons, Sale led Morningside to a 7-19 record in his first season at the helm, followed by a 17-16 record the next year for the school’s first winning season since the 1992-93 campaign. Morningside also qualified for the NAIA Division II National Tournament that season for the school’s first national tourney appearance since 1986.
Sale has brought a crowd pleasing style of basketball to Morningside that features tenacious full-court defensive pressure and a high scoring offensive attack featuring one of the most potent 3-point shooting attacks in NAIA history.
The Mustangs averaged a school-record 87.6 points per game in 2003-04 and made a NAIA Division II record 400 3-point field goals to shatter the previous national record of 311 3-pointers by Bethel College in 2001-02. The Mustangs made a NAIA Division II National Tournament record 17 3-pointers in their championship game victory against Cedarville.
Sale was named the seventh head coach in the history of Morningside’s women’s basketball program on March 26, 2001, following a distinguished career at Briar Cliff University. Sale was one of the nation’s most successful women’s basketball coaches during his three seasons as head coach at Briar Cliff, where he compiled a 79-20 record for a .798 winning percentage and led the Chargers to three Sweet 16 or higher finishes at the NAIA Division II National Tournament. His .798 career winning percentage at Briar Cliff is a school record.
Sale is a 1995 graduate of the University of Nebraska.
Assistant Coach Jill Bodammer
Jill Bodammer will enter her 18th season as a Morningside assistant coach with the 2018-19 campaign. Her organizational and coaching skills have been instrumental in the success of a Mustang program that has ranked among the nation's finest for almost two decades.
She joined the Mustangs' coaching staff following a highly successful playing career at Briar Cliff University, where she graduated in 2001 as the sixth leading rebounder and eighth leading scorer in school history with 815 career rebounds and 1,559 career points, respectively.
Bodammer led the Chargers in scoring (16.3 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg) as a senior en route to second-team NAIA Division II All-America honors. Bodammer also received all-tournament honors at the 2001 NAIA Division II National Tournament after she averaged 23 points and nine rebounds per game.
Bodammer is a 1997 graduate of Algona Garrigan High School, where she earned Iowa Newspaper Association second-team Class 2A all-state honors as a senior.
Assistant Coach Denny Lokken
Denny Lokken has been a Mustang assistant coach for the past seven seasons. He is the father of former Mustang standout Kate Lokken.
Lokken compiled a 310-179 career record as a boys basketball head coach at Underwood, Carroll, and Denison High Schools. He was inducted into the Yankton College Hall of Fame in 1994, the Yankton High School Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2005.
While at Denison, Lokken amassed a school-record 175 victories and led the school to four state tournament appearances, including a Class 2A state runner-up finish in 1982.
Assistant Coach Caitlyn Glidden
Caitlyn Glidden joined the Mustangs’ coaching staff for the 2017-18 season.
For the past two years she was the head freshmen coach and assistant varsity volleyball coach at Sioux City North High School. Glidden has been a camp counselor for All-Iowa Attack basketball and the Iowa State University Cyclone women’s basketball camps.
Glidden is a 2016 graduate of Iowa State, where she majored in athletic training and was a manager for the Cyclones’ women’s basketball team.
Glidden is a 2012 graduate of Sioux City North High School, where she earned all-conference honors in basketball, golf, soccer and volleyball. As a senior, she was a second-team all-state goalkeeper for the Stars’ soccer team