2018-2019 Girls Basketball Coaching Staff
Indiana Hall of Fame basketball coach Stan Benge begins his 5th season heading up the Lady Rebels basketball program. In his previous four seasons as Head Coach at Roncalli, the Rebels have a record of 78 wins and 21 losses. This past year, the team were conference champions and County runner ups.
Benge built his hall of fame career over 26 seasons at Ben Davis High School. He owns a career record of 519-126 (.820) and ranks fifth all-time in wins among Indiana girls’ high school basketball coaches. He led the Lady Giants to four state titles (2000, 2001, 2009, 2010) and is one of only three girls’ basketball coaches in IHSAA history to win four titles.
From 2008 through 2011, Benge coached Ben Davis to an unprecedented run of success. The 2008-09 team finished 30-0, capturing not only the Class 4A state title, but the USA Today National Championship as well. As a result, Benge was named the 2009 Naismith National Coach of the Year. The 2009-10 squad finished 28-0 and won another Class 4A state title, becoming the first basketball program (boys or girls) in state history to have back-to-back undefeated championship seasons. Benge was named the 2010 National Coach of the Year by Max Preps. The following season, Ben Davis won 23 straight games before falling in the regional final. The program won 81 consecutive games over the three seasons, which is the longest winning streak in Indiana high school basketball history (boys or girls).
Benge, a 1976 graduate of Marian College, filled the trophy cases at Ben Davis with 22 sectional titles, 11 regional titles and five semi-state crowns. He coached the Lady Giants to 10 Marion County tournament titles, including four straight from 2007 through 2010.
Tim Crissman embarks upon his sixth season with the Lady Rebels’ basketball program. He joined the staff prior to the 2011-12 season after coaching middle school basketball for 12 years in the CYO and Rebel club programs. In his first two seasons in the Roncalli program, he worked with two different head coaches – Sara Riedeman (2011-12) and April McDivitt Schilling (2012-13). Crissman played high school basketball at Valparaiso High School and went on to play collegiately at Purdue North Central.
Crissman teaches Biology and AP Biology at Roncalli. Additionally he is active in the school's student council as senior class moderator, Senior Retreat Program and Mission Trips to Appalachia. Outside of Roncalli, Crissman is a licensed IHSAA football official and avid bicycle rider.
Denise enters her fourth year coaching at Roncalli. McClanahan has 23 years of experience as a varsity head coach. She won 236 games in 22 seasons at Southport High School from 1987 to 2009. While at Southport, she won four sectional titles (1989, 1991, 1992 and 1993) and two Marion County Tournament titles (1990, 1995). McClanahan was named Marion County Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1995. She has served as an assistant coach for the Indiana All-Stars (2002), the Indiana Junior All-Stars (2000) and as a head coach in the City/County All-Star Game (1995).
After a standout playing career at Perry Meridian, McClanahan played collegiately and earned her B.S. in physical education from IUPUI and a master’s in physical education with sports administration from Indiana University. McClanahan currently teaches at Southport Middle School.
JV Head Coach
Bob Susemichel enters his third season guiding the Lady Rebels JV team and 10th season overall working in the Lady Rebel’s program, 3 years as the Freshman Assistant and 4 years as the Freshman Head Coach. Bob is a 1984 graduate of Roncalli. He and his wife Alice have two children, Ben a 2012 graduate of Roncalli, is in his third year of Pharmacy School at the University of Kentucky and Matt a recent 2017 graduate of Roncalli is in his Freshman year at the University of Kentucky – “Go Cats!” Besides his duties on the sidelines in the winter Bob is the team statistician for the Rebel Football team, assist with RHS Cross Country and Track Teams in various capacities and has been known to show up “on air” calling games for the Rebel Media Network.
Freshman Head Coach
Morgan Hendricks enters her fourth season with the lady rebels basketball program, and second season as freshman head coach. She graduated from Roncalli in 2013 and was a member of the Lady Rebels 2012-13 Regional Championship Squad. Coach Hendricks is currently a senior at the University of Indianapolis majoring in nursing.
Jennifer Carroll enters her first year with the lady rebels basketball program. She played high school basketball at Gordon Tech in Chicago collecting two Regional Championship titles. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Purdue University in 2016.
In addition, Jennifer teaches Chemistry and Integrated Chemistry and Physics at Roncalli. She also assists the girls cross country team in the fall.