Marcie Alberts | Assistant Coach
Marcie Alberts arrived at Purdue-Fort Wayne as an assistant coach prior to the 2013-14 season and was re-appointed by head coach Niecee Nelson in May of 2016. Alberts was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in May of 2016, in recognition of her exceptional achievements as a player in both high school and college.
Alberts came to Purdue-Fort Wayne after spending five years as the head coach at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. In her five seasons with the Student Princes (2008-13), she handled all aspects of coaching: on-court instruction, recruiting, game plans, fund raising, scheduling, scheduling of travel, and community service. Under her guidance, two Heidelberg players reached the 1,000-point club. She also coached a pair of All-Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) performers as well as multiple Academic All-OAC student-athletes.
Prior to arriving at Heidelberg, Alberts was at Orrville High School in Orrville, Ohio from 2001-08, compiling a 117-45 record. During her tenure there, she led the Red Riders to three conference and district championships, and a state quarterfinal appearance. She was a three-time district and conference Coach of the Year honoree. In 2006, Alberts was selected as a coach for the Ohio North-South All-Star Game.
Alberts spent the 1999-2001 seasons serving as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Toledo, where the Rockets won the Mid-American Conference Tournament in 2001 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
A four-year letterwinner and team captain at The Ohio State University, Alberts was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection in 1997. While with the Buckeyes, she became one of the most prolific three-point shooters in program history. During the 1996-97 season, Alberts led the Big Ten in 3-point field goals made and set at the time a conference record for 3-point attempts in a season. As a sophomore, Alberts led the Big Ten in 3-point shooting percentage. She set a then school record in 1996-97 for 3-pointers in a season with 86, and stills holds the record for the most 3-pointers by a senior as well as free throw percentage by a senior. Alberts left Ohio State second in 3-pointers made, 3-point attempts and free throw percentage, fourth in 3-point percentage and ninth in assists.
After graduating from Ohio State, Alberts went on to play for the now defunct Cleveland Rockers during the inaugural season of the WNBA in 1997. She received a bachelor of science degree from Ohio State and a master's degree in recreation administration from Toledo.
Alberts resides in Fort Wayne with her husband, Rob, and their two daughters: Jordyn and Madysen.
Carol Duncan | Assistant Coach
Carol Duncan joined the Purdue-Fort Wayne women's basketball program as an assistant coach in August of 2016.
She joined the Mastodons after spending the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) focusing her time on the team's strength and conditioning, opponent scouting, and player skill development. It was Duncan's first season since a five-year hiatus from collegiate coaching.
Duncan's previous college coaching experience included two years as an assistant at Northwestern University (2007 and 2008) and two seasons at Murray State University (2009 and 2010) where the Racers won the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference Regular Season Championship and a berth to the WNIT post-season tournament.
Most recently, Duncan worked under a variety of titles for Gym Rats Basketball where she refined her skill training instruction, girls' team coaching, event fund-raising and community service.
Duncan spent her collegiate playing career at Purdue University where she received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts in 2006. While playing for the Boilermakers, she won a pair of Big Ten Tournament Championships (2003 and 2004), played in the NCAA tournament each of her four years, and was a three-time Academic Big Ten selection. Duncan completed her master's degree in Sports Administration from Northwestern University in 2010.
Duncan is a 2002 graduate of NorthWood High School in Nappanee, Indiana. While at NorthWood, the Panthers won the 1999 Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls Basketball 3A state championship. She was an Indianapolis Star Junior and Senior All-Star, and three-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball and track).
Ty Shaw | Assistant Coach
Ty Shaw was named the top assistant coach for the Purdue-Fort Wayne women’s basketball program in May of 2016.
Shaw came to Purdue-Fort Wayne after spending the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach with the men’s program at Fresno Pacific University. He has coached professionally in Germany and England from 2003-06 and 2012-15, and has spent over a decade working at various camps throughout the United States, Germany, England and Australia.
Under Shaw’s guidance, seven players received invitations to German National Team camps while he was at Basketball Teilzeit Internat. Of those seven players, four were selected to play for Germany’s Junior National team while a fifth was selected to compete on the German Senior Women’s National team.
While at Fresno Pacific, Shaw was involved in every aspect of the program including recruiting, planning practices, scouting opponents and monitoring academic progress of players.
Prior to FPU, Shaw spent three years coaching professionally in Germany. He most recently served as the head coach in the German Pro B league for Uni Riesen Leipzig. He served as the head coach of the White Wings Hanau in 2013-14, leading the team to a first place finish in the South Division. The previous year he led TV Langen to a second place finish and was named runner-up for the Pro B Coach of the Year. Shaw began the year coaching the TV Langen U18 club team to a perfect 21-0 record, not only finishing in first place but winning State and Regional titles and advancing to the national tournament.
Prior to coaching in Germany, Shaw spent 2003-06 coaching in England at the University of Worcester and for the Worcester Wolves. While at the university, the team compiled a record of 35-4 and twice led the team to the national title of the British Universities and College of Sports, once as an assistant coach and once as the head coach. During all three seasons, his team finished first in the Premier North Division. Shaw earned the 2004 English National Basketball Association Coaching Award.
Shaw played college basketball for The College of Idaho, known then as Albertson College of Idaho, from 2000-02. He led the Coyotes to a 2001 NAIA National Tournament quarterfinal appearance and was named a 2001 NAIA Division II All-American Honorable Mention. He went on to play professionally in Germany, England, and Australia for ten years following graduation, winning nine championships.
Shaw, a native of Ontario, Oregon, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a double major in marketing and history from Albertson College, in 2002. Shaw and his wife, Alexandra, have a son, Declan.
Haley Seibert | Graduate Assistant Coach
Haley Seibert was named a graduate coach in the fall of 2015 after playing four seasons for the Mastodons.
Seibert capped off her four-year career at Purdue-Fort Wayne as the school's all-time leader in free throw shooting at 86.8 percent. She also set a new single-season record of 91.4 percent, fifth best all-time in a Summit League season. Seibert's 41.3 three-point shooting percentage was also top in Purdue-Fort Wayne history while ranking second and fifth in Summit League history.
Kevin Rudolphi | Strength & Conditioning Coach
Kevin Rudolphi was named Strength & Conditioning Coach at Purdue-Fort Wayne in May 2008.
Rudolphi directs the strength and conditioning program for the men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the men's and women's golf teams, and men's and women's volleyball teams. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Prior to being named to his current position, Rudolphi was a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Southeast Missouri State University, where he also earned a Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition. Rudolphi earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Rudolphi, a native of Illinois, currently resides in Fort Wayne with his wife, Michele, and dog, Cape.