Coaching Staff

Ty Margenthaler | Associate Head Coach

Ty Margenthaler is in his third season as a member of the Saint Louis University women’s basketball coaching staff. Margenthaler was promoted to associate head coach in June 2018.

Margenthaler serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator and works with SLU’s post players. He helped guide the Billikens to 42 wins and two Women’s National Invitation Tournament appearances during his first two seasons.

Prior to his arrival in St. Louis, Margenthaler was assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Samford during the 2015-16 season. He helped lead the Bulldogs to a 20-11 record.

This is Margenthaler’s second stint as an assistant on head coach Lisa Stone’s staff. He served five seasons (2006-11) with Stone at Wisconsin, where he was in charge of post player development and was the Badgers’ recruiting coordinator.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Ty to Saint Louis University and the Billiken family,” Stone said upon Margenthaler's hiring. “He comes from a basketball family and is a highly respected and proven recruiter. Ty knows how I operate and will be a tremendous asset to our program as we continue to build our program.”

“I am extremely excited to join coach Stone and her staff at Saint Louis University,” Margenthaler said. “I’m looking forward to assisting her and the future development of her program. It’s going to be a pleasure to introduce potential student-athletes to the Billiken family.”

Prior to his year at Samford, Margenthaler spent four seasons as head coach at Southeast Missouri State. His teams held 34 opponents to fewer than 60 points and increased their offensive output by more than 10 points per game. The Redhawks also excelled academically, posting the nation’s fifth-best grade point average in 2012-13.

Wisconsin’s 95-68 record during Margenthaler’s tenure in Madison included a school-record 23 victories in 2006-07. The Badgers finished second in the WNIT that season in the first of five consecutive postseason appearances (four WNIT, one NCAA). UW tied for third place in the Big Ten Conference in Margenthaler’s final two years.

Margenthaler’s coaching experience also includes six seasons as an assistant at Bradley; one season as an assistant at his alma mater, SIUE; and two seasons as head coach at Roxana (Ill.) High School, where he led his team to conference and regional titles and garnered Alton Telegraph Coach of the Year honors.

After collecting All-State plaudits as a senior at Macomb (Ill.) High School and playing two years at Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College, Margenthaler spent the final two seasons of his career under the tutelage of his father, Jack, at SIUE. He averaged 16 points and started every game for the Cougars.

Margenthaler holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education/kinesiology from SIUE. He and his wife, Julie, are the parents of sons Brice and Nate.
 


Jordann Reese | Assistant Coach

The 2018-19 season is Jordann Reese’s fourth campaign as an assistant coach at Saint Louis University. Reese joined head coach Lisa Stone’s staff following two seasons as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

In her first three years, Reese helped guide the Billikens to 68 wins – the second-highest number among Atlantic 10 Conference teams – an A-10 regular-season co-championship and three appearances in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.

“I am very excited to welcome Jordann to Saint Louis University as assistant women’s basketball coach,” Stone said at the time of Reese’s hiring. “Jordann grew up in St. Louis and has many recruiting ties to local high schools and coaches. She was a great college player and has grown into a very fine college coach.

“Jordann not only has local ties, but she also gained coaching experience at nearby universities SIUE and Webster,” Stone said. “She is highly organized and passionate about women’s basketball.”

“I thank Lisa Stone and the SLU administration for this wonderful opportunity,” Reese said. “I’m extremely honored to join the Billiken family and to work with coach Stone, who is highly respected in the coaching profession. I feel I will learn from her tremendously and have an opportunity to be a part of something great within the program.

“SLU competes in a high-level conference in the Atlantic 10, and the women’s basketball program is on the right path toward becoming a dominant force,” Reese said. “I believe in coach Stone’s vision and in the work ethic it will take to raise the program to new heights.”

Reese was part of a coaching staff that guided SIUE to a 19-12 record and second place (13-3) in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2014-15. She helped develop guard Shronda Butts, who earned first-team All-Conference honors.

Reese began her collegiate coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant at Webster, where she helped lead the Gorloks to the championship game of the 2013 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament. She also coached one year in St. Louis’ Normandy school district and one summer with the Kingdom Hoops Academy AAU team in Ankeny, Iowa.

Following her graduation from Cardinal Ritter College Prep in St. Louis, Reese was a four-year letter winner at Drake University. She was a Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman selection in 2006, an All-Conference performer in 2009 (first team) and 2010 (second team), and a Bulldogs captain as a junior and senior.

Reese is a 2010 graduate of Drake with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is pursuing a master’s degree in education at Greenville College. The former Jordann Plummer and her husband, Ryan, have a baby girl, Bailey.


Olivia Applewhite | Assistant Coach

Olivia Applewhite is in her third year on the Saint Louis women’s basketball staff and her second season as director of operations/video coordinator. Applewhite served as a graduate assistant during the 2016-17 campaign.

Applewhite is no stranger to the Atlantic 10 Conference, having played four years at Dayton (2009-13). The Flyers posted records of 97-30 overall and 46-10 in the A-10 and made four NCAA Championship appearances during her career.

Dayton captured the A-10 tournament title in Applewhite’s junior season and went 14-0 in league play in her senior year. As a senior, she served as team captain, registered career-high averages of 7.5 points and 6.4 rebounds (second on the team) and was selected A-10 Sixth Woman of the Year. Applewhite played in 121 games for Dayton, ranking 14th in program history.

Applewhite played three seasons of professional basketball overseas following her collegiate career. She led CAB Correze Basket Club (France) in scoring and rebounding in her first season before joining the Waterford Wildcats, a member of Ireland’s Premier League (top league). During her one season with Waterford, Applewhite led the country in rebounding and finished eighth in scoring. She concluded her playing career with SISU, which competes at Denmark’s highest level, and posted the league’s top scoring and rebounding averages.

Applewhite earned a master's degree in student personnel administration at SLU in 2018. She is a 2013 graduate of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in marketing.


Bailey North | Graduate Student Manager

Graduate student manager Bailey North is in her first season on the Saint Louis University women’s basketball staff. North came to SLU following one season as assistant coach at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

North played in 72 games with 10 starts during a four-year career at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She was a member of the Rangers’ 2014-15 team that posted a 22-8 record and earned an NCAA tournament bid. A product of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program, North was head coach of the WBA Prestige, an AAU team, while a student-athlete at Wisconsin-Parkside.

The Arlington Heights, Illinois, native prepped at Buffalo Grove High School. She was a 1,000-point career scorer and twice earned first-team All-Conference and Daily Herald first-team All-Area plaudits. North also was a member of the Illinois Elite AAU team that captured the 2012 Illinois state title.

North graduated from Wisconsin-Parkside in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She is pursuing a master’s degree in leadership and organizational development at Saint Louis.