Coaching Staff

Head Varsity
Jim McNamara-This will be Coach McNamara's ninth season as the varsity head coach.  He is looking forward to his 28th season coaching basketball in Pine Island, having coached at the youth, junior high and junior varsity level.  He also was the varsity assistant for seven years.  Career Varsity coaching record of 108-100, including the 2017  HVL Gold division title.  Married to Tonja for 38 years and they have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.

Varsity Assistant
Tyler Baker-A native of Byron, this will be Coach Bakers eleventh year coaching basketball and his 6th at Pine Island. This is his second year as the Varsity Assistant, having been the JV coach previously.   He has also coached in Iowa, and at Bemidji and Goodhue.  He and his wife Brittany have three sons.

Junior Varsity
Ben Bauer-Graduated from Pine Island High School in 2014, where he participated in basketball, baseball and cross country.  He is a graduate of UW-Stout and teaches here at Pine Island.  This will be his second year coaching the JV at Pine Island

C Team
Alex Robideau -Graduated from Northfield in 2011. He then went on to graduate from Minnesota State University Mankato. Worked as a paraprofessional in Nicollet, Minnesota. Coached junior varsity basketball and varsity baseball in Nicollet for two years. This will be his fourth year coaching the C Team in Pine Island. 

8th Grade
Michael Downie-Graduated from Lourdes High school in 1999 and played basketball for 8 years in their system.  This will be his fourth year coaching the 8th grade team in Pine Island.   He and his wife have 2 little boys and we have made our home in Pine Island for 9 years!  

7th Grade
Aaron Maxson

7-8th Grade Assistant
Dillon Bance