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Coaching Staff

Kristin Henning
Assistant Coach

Kristin Henning will be in her first season with the Defiance College women's basketball team in 2016-17 as an assistant coach. 
Henning, a Beavercreek, Ohio native, graduated in 2015 from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's degree in health and human kinetics. While attending Ohio Wesleyan, Henning was a member of the basketball program and played all four years. She began as a post player, but transferred to the guard position for her junior and senior seasons. 
Henning's coaching expereince began in 2015-16 when she coached the freshman girls basketball team at Beavercreek High School. 
While at Defiance, Henning is working towards a Master's in business and will graduate in May of 2018. Henning will also be serving as the recruiting advisor for the Yellow Jackets. 

Dave Etchison
Assistant Coach

The 2016-17 season will be the 27th for Dave Etchison as an assistant coach on the Yellow Jacket basketball staff, where he assists in all facets of the program and specializes in student-athlete recruitment. Etchison has been responsible for bringing two All-American performers to Defiance during his tenure with the Purple and Gold.
Prior to his time at DC, Etchison spent several seasons as a basketball coach for Tinora High School. He also has seven years of experience as a basketball official.
The Defiance, Ohio native graduated from Morehead State University in 1971 with a degree in agriculture, and is currently retired.
An avid farmer, Etchison resides in Defiance with his wife, Bonnie. The couple has three children, Jason, Brian, and Kelli Ann, and three grandsons.

April Wilson
Assistant Coach

April Wilson is entering her first season as a graduate assistant in the Yellow Jacket women's basketball program for the 2017-18 season.

Wilson, a Louisville, Ky. native, is a 2016 graduate of Purdue (Ind.) University, where she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Wilson was also a four-year member, where she was a member of the 2012-13 Big Ten Championship team. Wilson was also a two-year team captain during her junior and senior seasons with the Boilermakers, as she earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior and honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a junior. Wilson was also one of five members to make the Big Ten's All-Defensive Team as a senior point guard. She has the best assist-to-turnover ratio in the history of the program (1.72) and is also one of just five players in school history to surpass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, and 200 steals.

More recently, Wilson played in the Level 2 League in Spain for Ponce Valladolid from September to November of 2016. Following her stint in Spain, Wilson returned to Lafayette, Ind. where she was an assistant girls basketball coach at West Lafayette High School for the 2016-17 season. She also spent the summer of 2016 as a strength and conditioning coach for Central Catholic High School in Lafayette.

During her playing career, Wilson was able to assist as a camp counselor and coach at Purdue's Women's Basketball camp. In that role, she coached teams in drills, games, and competitions and set individual and group workout schedules. In that time, she was also a head coach with Indiana's Best AAU, where she coached girls from ages nine to 12 during the summer months and was in control of everything from on-court coaching, scheduling games and travel, and implementing team aspects.

Wilson will be earning her Master's degree in business administration at Defiance College and is set to complete the program in May of 2019.