LC Tiger Girls Basketball Coaching Staff

Gabe Medrano, Varsity Head Coach

  • Gabe Medrano
    Varsity Head Coach
    Gabe Medrano

    Coach Medrano is a graduate of Liberty High School (Spangle), were he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track and fi eld. He received his teaching degree from Eastern Washington University and his Masters from Grand Canyon University. He has coached high school football for 20 seasons, high school basketball for 20 seasons, 8 as a head girls coach where he was voted GSL coach of the year in 2010, 2011 and 2018, TNT State 3A coach of the year in 2011 and 4A Girls State Coach of the Year in 2019, he has also coached high school track and fi eld for 17 seasons, 5 as a head coach. Coach Medrano is currently in his 4th year as a Social Studies teacher at Lewis and Clark after spending 14 years at North Central High School, his last 2 years as the Athletic Director. This is his 4th year with the Tigers basketball program and he is excited to get back in the gym with the team and go to work.

Jordan Smith, Varsity Assistant

  • Jordan Smith
    Jordan Smith

    Coach Smith is a 2008 LC graduate. He played both basketball and football throughout his high school career. He spent 4 years coaching girls and boys AAU as well as training his two sisters who both went on to play college basketball. In 2017 he followed his entrepreneurial spirit and opened a restaurant called Cascadia Public House in Spokane's 5-mile neighborhood. He followed his passion for basketball and joined the Lewis and Clark girls’ basketball program in 2018 as a varsity assistant and got to be a part of their amazing season and State Title appearance. Jordan is engaged to his high school sweetheart Shannon Chan and they have two little boys Amari and Quincy.

Jennifer Dixon, JV Head Coach

  • Jennifer Dixon
    Jennifer Dixon

    Graduate of North Central High School (2000). Varsity Letter winner in basketball and track and field. Coach Dixon continued playing and running at Spokane Falls Community where she competed in 100m, 200m, anchored the 400 relay and 800 relay, 1600 relay, LJ (defending champ freshman and sophomore year), TJ champ sophomore year. Sophomore year she won the award for Female with the Most Points winning 6 of 7 events. Jennifer coached boys track at LCHS for 6 seasons and girls 1 season. Additionally, she coached basketball under Jim Redmon for 8 seasons (3yrs as JV assistant, 4yrs as Frosh Head, and 1yr as varsity assistant). In 2014, she came on as the JV head coach before her maternity leave to return Jan 2017 to help finish the season. Jennifer is married to Jason Dixon, with four amazing kids, Jace, Jenae and twins Jaelin and Jude.

Willow Risinger, JV Assistant

Katrina Bech, C-Team Head Coach

  • Katrina Bech
    C Team Head Coach
    Katrina Bech

    Coach Bech graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 2007. She was a member of the 2007 Girls Basketball State Championship team as well as a 4 year letter winner in golf where she helped the team win 4 Greater Spokane League titles. She graduated from Washington State University where she walked on to the golf team for 1 year and was a member of the Cougar Marching Band for 3 seasons. She has been an assistant girls golf coach at LC since 2012 and helped coach girls basketball from 2012-2015, as well as 2017-2018. Coach Bech teaches math at Lewis and Clark. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the world.

Hannah Szendre, Volunteer Coach