Coach Logan Frye was named the head women’s basketball coach in April 2018.
Before arriving at Black Hawk College, he was an assistant coach for Sherrard High School from 2014-18. He also served as the head freshman coach and coached multiple youth program teams throughout his time with the program. Frye also serves as an assistant to the director of the Black Hawk Youth Basketball League.
Frye is a 2010 graduate of Sherrard High School, where he was a three-sport athlete and four-year varsity letter winner. He continued his athletic career playing baseball for two years for Arnie Chavera at Black Hawk College. Frye then earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois Springfield, where he also played baseball and was an All-Conference selection as a utility player his senior year.
Coach Jen joined the Braves as an assistant women’s basketball coach in Fall 2019. She is responsible for stats, strength and conditioning, and community services, among other duties.
Before coming to Black Hawk College, she helped coach two seasons of junior high girls basketball.
VanWatermeulen is a 2013 graduate of United Township High School, where she was a two-sport athlete. She holds a career record for number of steals.
She continued her athletic career at NCAA Division III Augustana College playing basketball for four years. She was a two-time defensive player of the year. VanWatermeulen earned a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and sociology. She also earned a master’s degree in school counseling at Loras College.
John McBride joined the Braves women’s basketball program in August 2020 with 27 years of basketball coaching experience.
McBride started his career coaching his own daughters through elementary and junior high basketball. In 2001, McBride joined the Orion High School girls’ basketball program, serving as assistant coach. He was later named the head varsity girls’ coach at Orion in 2008, serving in that position for 10 years. Before joining the Braves, McBride coached two years as sophomore coach at Moline High School.
McBride is a proud alumnus of Black Hawk College as well as a long-standing business owner in the Quad Cities. His coaching philosophy has always been to put the player first, developing skills in life as well as skills on the court.