Overall record: 26-8 (thru 2015-16)
Jennings moved back to the men's game prior to the 2015-16 season and was named the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Coach of the Year. Before that, he was head women's basketball coach at Mount Mercy for seven seasons. Jennings went 138-90 during that time and led the Mustangs to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship in 2011-12. Prior to coaching the Mount Mercy women, Jennings was the top assistant for the Mustang men's basketball program for four years.
A native of Atkins, Iowa, and a former Benton Community prep, Jennings earned a bachelor of science in communication from Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., in 2003. He was a four-year letterwinner and team captain his junior and senior seasons for the Wildcats.
In between a brief professional playing career in Croatia in 2003 and a stint with the Cedar Rapids River Raiders in 2004, Jennings was the assistant boys' basketball coach at Benton Community and was named Iowa Class 3A Assistant Coach of the Year.
Jennings and his wife, Amy, and daughters, Avery and Ayla, reside in Cedar Rapids.
Nelson, a former high school athlete and U.S. Marine, has been coaching basketball, from youth to high school, for more than 15 years. He has worked with both boys and girls at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Since moving his family to Cedar Rapids from Atlanta, Ga., in 2001, Nelson has coached basketball at several high schools in the Metro and surrounding areas, including Cedar Rapids Washington, (2001-02), Cedar Rapids Prairie (2002-04), and Anamosa (2004-06). Each of those teams has qualified for state playoff berths. He has also coached two track & field all-Americans, one at the college level and one at the high school level. Nelson also has ties to the AAU grassroots basketball community since 2001.
A 2009 Coe College graduate, Nelson and his wife, Christa, have three sons, Deon, CJ, and Cameron.
Androus, a 2014 Luther College graduate, was a first-team all-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection in 2013-14. During the 2014-15 season, he was an assistant coach at Antioch Community High School. Androus also worked within the AAU circuit in the Chicago area.