Women's basketball

Deb Remmerde-Leusink Assistant Coach


Chris Yaw

Head Coach

Deb Remmerde-Leusink

Assistant Coach

Mallory Groskreutz

Assistant Coach
Junior Varsity

Remmerde-Leusink is in her fourth year as an assistant coach for the Northwestern College women's basketball team.

A 2008 Northwestern graduate, Remmerde-Leusink earned NAIA All-American honors four straight years and was named player of the year in 2006 and 2008. A two-time GPAC player of the year, she led her team to the national championship in 2008, the semifinals in 2006 and a second round berth in 2007. Remmerde-Leusink holds a total of 11 NAIA Division II women’s basketball records, including points (3,854), three-pointers (481), three-point percentage (54.2%), free throw percentage (95.8%) and consecutive free throws made (133). Also an outstanding student, Remmerde-Leusink was a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

“I feel blessed to be part of Northwestern College women’s basketball,” said Remmerde-Leusink. “Northwestern College and the women’s basketball program were great blessings in my life during my time as a student-athlete here, and it has been a great joy to return as an assistant coach. Having played for Coach Yaw and now coaching alongside him, he continues to be a great mentor to me. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the women on our team, and I’m excited about what God is doing here!”

Remmerde-Leusink played professionally in Europe for one year and then came back to the States and became a graduate assistant at South Dakota State University, a position she held for one year. She also works as an instructor with Blueprint Basketball and earned a master’s degree in sport and recreation studies from South Dakota State University in 2012. Remmerde-Leusink and her husband, Barry, have a daughter, Myka.