LC Tiger Girls Basketball Coaching Staff
Gabe Medrano, Varsity Head Coach
Varsity Head Coach
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.
Jennifer Dixon, Assistant Coach
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.
Jordan Smith, Assistant Coach
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.
Ren Mallory, Junior Varsity Head Coach
JV Head Coach
Ren was a student-athlete at Lewis & Clark and graduated in 2006. She was a three-year letter winner on the girls’ basketball team & a four-year letter winner with the girl’s Track and Field team. She was a starting point guard under Coach Jim Redmon and won a state championship her senior year. She was part of the relay teams that made it to state for LC, running the first leg of the 4x100m and third leg of the 4x200m. She also ran the open 100m & 200m. Ren went off to play for Bruce Johnson at Spokane Falls Community College where she was a starting point guard both years, received Scholar-Athlete of the month in December 2007. Ren helped take the Bigfoot to the NWAAC championships and place second. She also ran track for SFCC under Coach Betty. She then continued her basketball career, playing one year for the Whitworth Pirates. She has a delightful daughter named Jordan, who will be tagging alongside her mother this season.
Brittany Kennedy, Assistant Coach
Coach Kennedy is an alumnus of Lewis & Clark who graduated in 2008. She was a four-year letter winner on both the basketball team and Track and Field team. She was a starting point guard under Coach Jim Redmon and won three straight state championship titles her sophomore, junior and senior year. Coach Kennedy was also a part of the relay teams that made it to state for LC, running the anchor leg of the 4x100m and 4x200m relays with fellow coach, Ren Mallory. She also ran the open 100m, 200m and long jump. Coach Kennedy went on to play basketball at the collegiate level, playing two years at Oregon State before transferring to Florida Gulf Coast University to finish her eligibility under Karl Smesko. As a starter she helped lead FGCU to winning the Atlantic Sun conference tournament and to the school’s first appearance in the NCAA tournament. After college, she played two years professionally overseas in the top divisions in Germany (Saarlouis Royals) and Finland (FOA). Coach Kennedy is entering her third season of coaching the Tigers.
Katrina Bech, C-Team Head Coach
C Team Head Coach
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.
Qasim Mitchell, Volunteer Assistant Coach
Coach Q as he likes to be referred to comes to the Tiger program from Bellevue High School where he coached Football and Men’s Basketball and Track and Field, he also has made other stops on his coaching journey. Coach Q is always in full support of all athletes he is involved with along with anyone who wants a positive role model in their lives. Coach Q is a former NFL offensive lineman, playing mostly for the Chicago Bears and ultimately retiring from the 49ers. His passion is helping young people achieve all their goals even ones they don’t think are possible and just making them all around good ladies and dudes, in his free time you can catch him hanging with his wife and kids or on the Xbox.