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2017-2018 Girls Basketball Preview

2017-2018 Girls Basketball Preview

2017-2018 Girls Basketball Preview

School:  Urbandale

Nickname:  J-Hawks

Class:  5A

Colors:  Blue and White

Conference:  Central Iowa Metropolitan League – Iowa Conference


Head Coach:            

Gary Birdwell

BS – Upper Iowa University, 1998 MA – Viterbo University, 2007

6th Season (39-74 overall)


Assistant Coaches:   

Bob Bagley, Steph Kingery, Dani Breon, Charmaine Bell


2016-2017 Record / Highlights:

•           10-13 Overall / 4-6 CIML Iowa Conference

•           1st Team All Region:  Dee Dee Pryor

•           1st Team All-Conference:  Dee Dee Pryor

•           2nd Team All-Conference:  Mylea Cole

•           Honorable Mention All-Conference:  Brooke Dannenfeldt, Maya Gyamfi, Kati Heller

•           Hannah Sawyer received the E. Wayne Cooley "YOU CAN" Award


2016-2017 Statistics for Returning Letterwinners:  Statistics


2017-2018 Outlook:

The J-Hawks open play at DM North on November 21, 2017.  The J-Hawks then return home on Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on November 28, 2017, when Indianola visits the South Gym.



For more information, contact Head Coach Gary Birdwell at (515) 457-6976 or or Bill Watson at (515) 457-6994 or   For more information, visit