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Jay NiehuesHead Coach: Jay Niehues

Before Redlands, Niehues led the USAO Drovers women's basketball program from 2001-2008. Niehues collected 50 wins faster than any other coach is the programs three decade history. In his second season at USAO, Niehues finished with a 23-14 record and the Drovers first appearance in the NAIA tournament. The next season also ended with a Final Four appearance and 20-win season, a first in the program's history.

Niehues started his coaching career at his alma mater Southern Nazarene University. In his five seasons as a women's assistant coach, the Crimson Storm posted a 121-22 record and won two national championships.

A two-time all-conference player at SNU, Niehues was a three-year starter is eighth in career scoring. Niehues graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from SNU in 1990 and received his master's degree in education from SNU in 1997. He has also played four years of professional basketball in France and Brazil, as well as two years as a member of the Conoco Oilers exhibition team.

Jay Niehues
Head Coach

Mariah White Assistant Coach: Mariah White

Assistant coach Mariah White joins the Redlands Cougars women's basketball staff for her first season as assistant coach, following a great playing career with Kansas State University. White played at Kansas State from 2009-2013, where she graduated with a degree in Family Studies and Human Services. During her time at KSU she started in 97 of 98 games played from her sophomore to senior year. White went to the NCAA tournament twice and one WNIT final four. After her exceptional Kansas State career, White went home to Oklahoma to coach at the high school she attended, Midwest City HS, for two years.





  • Named Big 12 co-Player of the Week on November 15
  • 2010 Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Fourth player in school history with 500 career points and 400 career assists
  • Third player in school history with 500 career points, 500 career rebounds and 400 career assists
  • Ranks 4th in school history for career assists with 455
  • Ranks 3rd in school history for career assist-to-turnover ratio (1.64)
  • Ranks 8th in school history for career steals with 209

Mariah White
Assistant Coach