Viking Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Justin Rees - Head Women's Basketball Coach
Justin Rees became the head coach for the Lady Vikings in May of 2013, and will lead the team in the 2013-2014 season.
A native of Lawrence, Kan., Rees earned a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast communications from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. in 1997. Rees was a member of the Barry University men's basketball team, and has an extensive coaching background. After graduating from college Reese was an assistant coach at Post University in Waterbury, Conn. for three years. Rees then became the Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at NCAA Division II Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. from 2002-2007.
Rees then moved to NCAA Division University of Maine in Orono, Maine where he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2007-2011. Rees then took over as the head coach for the NCAA Division II Lake Superior State University women's basketball team where he posted a 10-16 record in his one season as coach in 2011-2012.
Last season Rees was an assistant coach at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
Michaela Hawley-Graduate Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Coach Hawley enters her first season as Graduate Assistant Coach for the Missouri Valley women's basketball program. Coach Hawley recently played professional basketball for TSVE Lady Dolphins in Bielefeld, Germany in the Second League. She led the team in points, three-point percentage, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and was second on the team in rebounds, blocks, assists, and steals.
Prior to her professional playing career, Coach Hawley played 4 years at NCAA Division II Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. where she played forward and led the team to two NCAA tournament appearances. Coach Hawley was her team's MVP her sophomore and senior years as well as Sunshine State Conference player of the year and a Women’s Division II Bulletin second-team all-America selection.
Coach Hawley is oringally from Naples, Fla., and is currently is Pursuing her Master’s of Science in sports management degree from the University of Central Missouri.
Tom Hayob - Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Tom Hayob enters his second season as the assistant women's basketball coach at MVC. Coach Hayob returned to his alma mater, Missouri Valley College, after teaching and coaching in the public school systems for more than 30 years.
Coach Hayob received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from MVC in 1979, and a Master of Arts in education administration from Lindenwood University in 2004.
Coach Hayob is currently an adjunct mathematics instructor at MVC and president of the MVC Alumni Association.
He resides in Marshall, Mo.