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Head Coach Sara Cepek
Sara Cepek, a 1995 graduate of St. Cloud State University, was named the head women's basketball coach on May 5, 2000. Cepek was an assistant coach at Minnesota State University-Mankato since 1998.
A native of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Cepek began her coaching career at South Dakota State University where she served as a graduate assistant. After two years at SDSU, she became the top assistant coach at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. She was named the top assistant at Minnesota State-Mankato in 1998. Cepek has been heavily involved in the recruiting process at MSU-Mankato and also at Loyola University. Along with her recruiting duties she has also helped start area youth involvement programs and was involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes program.
Cepek, who has a master's degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with an emphasis in Sports Psychology from South Dakota State, has been an instructor in the Human Performance department at MSU-Mankato since 1998. She was also a Physical Education instructor at SDSU where she taught Lifetime and Fitness classes as well as a Psychology of Coaching class.
As a player at St. Cloud State, Cepek was a three-year starter and
captain in her junior and senior years. She was named
Concordia Athletic Director Armin Pipho's thoughts on Cepek , "We are delighted to have Sara lead our women's basketball team. We are impressed with her knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, and her concern for the total development of the student athlete. She fits in well with the overall mission of the college and will promote women's basketball in a wonderful manner."
Cepek is the seventh head coach in the history of Concordia women's basketball. The Cobbers have a rich tradition of women's basketball that includes two National Championships, six Minnesota Athletic Conference titles and a fourteen-year consecutive NCAA post-season appearance stretch, that lasted from 1983 until 1996. In the existence of women's basketball at Concordia eleven players have been placed on All-American teams, and the team has produced seven student/athletes that have been inducted into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame.
Along with her coaching duties, Cepek serves as senior women's administrator and teaches in the Health and Physical Education department.
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