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Stu Ordman and Jamie (Printy) Brandt to lead the Lightning basketball program

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School Principal Scott Kibby has announced two more additions to his coaching staff with the hiring of Jamie Brandt and Stu Ordman to head up the varsity girls and boys basketball programs, respectively.
Brant, formerly Jamie Printy, is a 2009 Linn-Mar graduate who led the Lady Lions to three state tournament appearances with 1,391 points in her high school career. Brandt scored another 1,841 points for Lisa Bluder and the Iowa Hawkeyes. She was named the Big 10 Freshman of the year in 2010 and helped the Hawks to the NCAA Tournament all four years as a Hawkeye. Brandt assisted Michael Brandt (no relation) for one season at Linn-Mar before taking over the top job for three years. The Lady Lions went 48-24 and made the Class 5A state semifinals in 2016.
Ordman brings 36 years of coaching experience to Liberty with 17 years coaching in Kansas at various levels and winning two girls state tournament championships. Ordman led the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks boys varsity team from 1998-2014 with a 233-158 record. He led Iowa City Regina’s boys program for three seasons with a 50-24 record, a state tournament appearance and a River Valley Conference championship.Kibby was Ordman’s athletic director at Jefferson from 2002-2012.
Liberty opens its doors this fall and will field freshmen, sophomore, junior varsity and varsity teams. However, with fewer juniors and seniors opting to transfer to the new high school, the varsity teams will be frosh-soph heavy at first. The Lightning will be independent of any athletic conference in the 2017-18 school year and will join the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) in 2018-19 as part of the Mississippi Division.