Girls Coaches

Dickson Jensen
President/Girls Program Director

Dickson Jensen, founder of All Iowa Attack Basketball in 2004, has been coaching and running the program since its existence. Since the first years of the Attack program, Dickson has seen large developments. His passion and dedication to what he does have helped the program grow into one of the nation’s top clubs. It represents the desire to promote youth basketball and to establish an arena to develop leaders among the youth in the state of Iowa. Dickson Jensen is also the founder of the Jensen Group enterprise, which includes Jensen Property Management, Jensen Design Build, Jensen Development Corporation, The Harvester Golf Club, and All Iowa Attack Basketball.

Dickson is an ISU alum with an engineering degree and two masters degrees. He  is also an example of what it means to be Dad and a husband of a large family. Dickson has been married to his wife Luann for 27 years and they have five children: Blake, Ally, Samantha, Mason, and Kolby.

Building a tradition of excellence, Dickson has guided this program in selecting high-level coaches as well as quality character kids that are responsible, respectful, and hard workers on the basketball court as well in life.

Jensen previously stated, “As you can see, to me it is about the kids and their gain for their lives now and in the future. Luann and I love kids and desire to influence them positively in these very influential years in their lives. A good kind of influence, that is honest, giving and yet firm and directive. To do this, the excellent staff of All Iowa Attack has worked very hard and are committed to continue to do this today and in the future.”

 

Ken Johnson
JH/HS Girls Coach

Coach Johnson, former Head Girls Basketball coach at Dell Rapids St. Mary’s in Dell Rapids, SD (1991-1992), bring many years of coaching expertise to the Attack program. Prior to joining the Attack program in 2006, Ken coached the Iowa Maroons AAU club (1996-1998). He was also very active in the Dowling Athletic Club (Des Moines). As a prep, Ken was All Conference at Salem, SD in his senior year, but this was many, many years ago!!

 

Randy Mauro
HS Girls Coach

Randy has been involved with coaching basketball for the past 20+ years. He has worked in many schools including being an assistant coach at Des Moines Lincoln and WDM Dowling. His initial years of coaching were working with elementary and junior high boys and girls. He has great passion for the game and loves teaching the game of basketball to kids. Randy and his wife Jodi have 3 children, Morgan, Mason, and Gabi. Randy brings a wealth of coaching knowledge, great set plays, and kind and compassionate mannerisms that all girls programs need.

 

Allen Jones
HS Girls Coach

Coach Jones joined the AIA staff in 2014.  He brings a wealth of basketball knowledge to our staff. He is a great coach that has worked as an assistant in the Des Moines area for many years. Allen has ran the Storm basketball program for many years with his kids playing there so he is no stranger to the AAU scene. We are very fortunate to have Allen as part of our program.

 

Justin Morton
JH/HS Girls Coach

Justin has been with coaching with the All Iowa Attack since 2007. He has 20+ years of coaching experience in various school sports, including girls basketball. Justin was a 4 sport letter winner in high school and an all-conference selection in both football and basketball. He currently teaches 6th grade at Roland-Story and is the head girls basketball coach for the Norsemen. Justin has had several of his youth and high school athletes from R-S go through the program and appreciates the competitive nature the program provides and the life skills the program teaches his athletes. He resides in Story City with his wife Mary, his daughter Maddie, and son Connor.

 

Ally Obermeier
JH/HS Girls Coach

Ally has been with Attack from the beginning. Being a leader of one of the first teams, Ally set the foundation for what the program is today. As a prep, Ally was a 2009 McDonald’s All-America nominee, tabbed her team’s MVP all four seasons, as her squads went a combined 100-7 in her four year career, earned all-state accolades as a junior and senior, was a three-time all-area honoree and four-time all-conference pick, earning first team all-conference in her final three seasons. She also led the Bombers to a 26-1 record and state championship as a senior and won four straight 16-0 Raccoon River Conference championships. She owned school records for most three-pointers (220) and steals (261) in a career and also set school record with seven three-pointers in a game (7). In addition to her four basketball letters, also earned four letters in golf and two in cross country.

Ally went on to have a successful collegiate career at Creighton University. She married her husband, Kyle, in 2013 and has one daughter, McKinley.

 

Mike Orr
JH/HS Girls Coach

Coach Orr has been with AIA since 2011. He is a local Ames guy that loves sports and giving his time to Iowa’s Youth. Mike works directly with the HS Regional program. If you are at any practice, skills, or workout at one of our facilities, you will likely see Mike there, he is a gym rat that loves basketball and helping kids become better people and players.

 

Haley Faber
JH/HS Girls Coach

Coach Faber played for AIA during her playing days. She is a graduate of Dowling HS where she was a 2nd team all-CIML performer in 2011. She went to Kirkwood CC for a year prior to walking-on at Drake. She is a great person that loves basketball and giving her time to kids.

 

Coleman Mullenix
JH Coach

Coleman is a senior at Iowa State studying Physical Education. He has a great passion for coaching, working with the youth, and the game of basketball. Coleman also coaches 9th grade girls basketball at Roland-Story High School and is entering his second season as an AIA coach. He says that after the first season he knew he could not stay away, the culture around AIA is contagious and truly something special. He enjoys coaching so many motivated, dedicated, and hard working athletes.

 

Chris Barkema
JH Coach

Chris has enjoyed coaching youth basketball for the past 20 years which includes coaching for Attack since 2014. He loves being involved with the Attack program; to him there isn’t anything more fulfilling than helping a group of talented and motivated young people strive to reach their potential. Chis is also an assistant girls varsity basketball coach at Roland-Story. In addition to basketball, he has coached flag football, softball, and baseball during the last 15 years. Has a fantastic and understanding family (wife Erin, son Nathan, and daughter Reagan) that allows him to pursue his passion for coaching basketball.

 

Mark Shepard
JH/HS Coach

Mark joined the All Iowa Attack coaching staff in 2014 after his daughters joined the program. Previous to coming to AIA, they played AAU basketball in Lincoln, Nebraska where Mark served as a youth coach for six years. Mark coached High School Boys and Girls basketball in Nebraska and Illinois prior to moving to his current role in school administration. He led the Dawson-Verdon Jets boys program to their only appearance in the Nebraska State High School tournament in their history in 1989-90.

Mark and his wife, Kim, have three daughters currently in the AIA program and Jessica (an Alumni of AIA) who currently plays at the University of Nebraska. Jessica was named Freshman of the Year and All Big Ten first team in 2016; she also competed on the 2014 Team USA 18U women’s team and earned a Gold Medal in the FIBA Americas Tournament. Their older children Taylor and Clayton both played college basketball at Midland University. Taylor is a coach in the ANA affiliate program in Nebraska.

 

Mike Kruse
JH Coach

Mike’s 30+ years of basketball coaching experience includes stops at United Community of Boone and Gilbert. He was the head girls’ basketball coach for six years and is currently coaching middle school girls at Gilbert. He joined the AIA program in 2014 and really appreciates working with the like-minded girls that the Attack program attracts. Mike and his wife Jill have 3 children, Emma, Raney, and Bowen.

 

Chris Ihle
JH Coach

This is Chris’s first year coaching with the All Iowa Attack. Chris is a long time fan of Attack, having watched his son, Dylan, really enjoy the program.

Chris was an All-Conference player at Ballard (Huxley) in both basketball and football. He was named the Ames Tribunes’ Mid-Iowa Player of the Year.

While at Iowa State University, Chris worked as the student manager for the ISU Men’s Basketball. This opportunity allowed Chris to learn more about the game from great players like Dedric Willoughby and coaches like Steve Krafcison

In 2011, Chris was awarded a Carnagie Medal of Honor, for saving an elderly couple from being struck by a train in Ames.