Get to know Coach Biggs
Coach Jessie Biggs enters her second year as the head coach for the Warriors. Biggs spent two seasons as the Graduate Assistant Coach at Western Illinois University before coming to Indiana Tech. While with the Leathernecks, Biggs assisted in a variety of areas including, on court coaching, individual workouts, working with the guard position, game preparation, scouting reports, film exchange, volunteering activities, and monitoring academic progress of the student-athletes.
Biggs began at Western Illinois after spending three seasons as an assistant women's basketball coach at Coe College where she was responsible for creating workout programs, practice plans, recruiting quality student-athletes, scouting reports, and also monitoring student-athlete academic progress. Also while serving as the assistant coach Biggs helped to start the Junior Varsity program in her second year at Coe. She was the head coach of the Junior Varsity team her last two seasons while also serving as the assistant coach for the Varsity team. Biggs was also the Director of Intramural Sports for the College.
While at Coe College Coach Biggs helped to recruit and coach four out of the top five scorers in program history, as well as the top three players in field goal percentage, two of the top three leaders in career assists for the College and three out of the top four leaders in career free throws made amongst other records. Helping turn the program around, Coach Biggs assisted the Varsity team to a 53-28 record in her three seasons at Coe, while the previous three seasons the Kohawks were 21-51.
Prior to her time at Coe, Biggs was a standout guard at the University of Northern Iowa where she was a four-year member of the Panthers women's basketball squad. She was a second team All-MVC selection during the 2006-07 season and also earned Northern Iowa Female Athlete of the Year honors the same year while serving as a team captain.
Biggs was also named to the MVC's All-Freshman team in her first season with the Panthers. She left Northern Iowa as the program's all-time leader in career starts (107 and started every game of her final three seasons). She finished her career with over 1,000 career-points.
The Ottumwa, Iowa native is in the record books for numerous records in a variety of sports at Ottumwa High School. In her spare time Coach Biggs enjoys hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports. She earned her bachelor's degree in Criminology with a minor in Athletic Coaching from Northern Iowa in 2007 and her master’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University in December 2011.
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Ed DePrey begins his second year as an assistant coach for the Warriors. DePrey will again work as an assistant JV coach in addition to recruiting, scouting, and bench coaching for varsity games.
DePrey spent four years as an assistant girl's basketball coach at Bishop Dwenger High School prior coming to Indiana Tech. Prior to his time at Bishop Dwenger, DePrey coached basketball at St. Charles Elementary School where he coached Middle School boys. Three of his teams won CYO championships for their grade.
DePrey has also coached youth soccer and baseball. In addition, he helped facilitate the Prep League at Georgetown Little League.
"Coach DePrey is a good addition to our Warrior athletic staff, his commitment and dedication serves as a great example to our players," said Head Coach Jessie Biggs.
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Greg Friend enters his 15th year of coaching women's basketball and his second year as a member of the Indiana Tech staff as an assistant coach. His responsibilities include recruiting, scouting, and daily player development.
Friend's resume includes three years coaching AAU women's basketball with a record of 82-24. Prior to that, Friend was the women's head coach at Bishop Luers High School for two years where he coached two sectional championships and two regional runner-ups. In those two years, Friend compiled a .700 winning percentage.
He also spent six years at Fort Wayne North Side as a women's basketball coach, four years as an assistant and two as the head coach.
Friend started his coaching career at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School as the head girl's basketball coach for two years compiling a 25-6 record.
Greg and his wife Kathy have two children, Laura (24) and Jared (22).
"Greg will be a huge asset to our staff," said Head Coach Jessie Biggs. "His knowledge of the local area and experience coaching girls basketball will help in recruiting and propel this program in the right direction."
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Coach Moser enters her second season as assistant coach for the Warriors. Prior to her time at Tech, Moser was an assistant coach at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa. While there, Moser was in charge of creating the team’s strength and conditioning program. Other duties include on court coaching, specifically working with post players and developing team rebounding and defensive fundamentals. She also assisted in recruiting, scouting, and monitoring the team’s academic progress.
Prior to coaching at ECC, Moser was a power forward at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where she is ranked 11th in career rebounding. Her career-high scoring was 21 points against Boston College. Other highlights include back-to-back 17 point performances at New Hampshire and No. 14 ranked Auburn. While at Colgate, Moser majored in Geology and received her teaching certification for secondary earth sciences. She is currently working towards earning a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Tech.
A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Moser attended Jefferson High School and played for legendary Coach Larry Niemeyer. As a First Team All-State selection by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association and the Iowa Newspaper Association, she averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds her senior season. Moser holds the school rebounding record for most rebounds (25) in a single game. Other honors include being selected to the Class 4-A All-Tournament Team at the 2006 Iowa Girl’s State Basketball Tournament.