Meet the Coaches

Head Coach: Mike Downie
This will be my first year coaching girls basketball, I previously coached boys for 4 years. I work at Pine Island Middle School. My wife and I have been married 15 years, we have 2 sons in the Pine island school district.  I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful program for years to come.  
Varsity Asst:  Bailey Kennedy
Graduated from Pine island high school in 2020, she is finishing her last semester at Winona State and will graduate in December with a degree in Physical Education.  This is her first year coaching in the girls program, and she is looking forward to getting involved in the program again.
Junior Varsity coach: Rob Warneke
High school math instructor for Byron, have coached Junior varsity and varsity girls at Byron, 2nd year coaching JV girls in Pine Island.  Rob and his wife have 4 children, 3 graduated from Pine Island, and their youngest is a senior this year.  Rob has also coached football and is currently coaching track and field at Pine Island.
9th grade:  Summer Cavallaro
8th Grade: Heidi Dunker
This will be her 3rd year coaching girls basketball in Pine Island and she loves sharing her love of the game with the girls.  Wisconsin native, but she has lived in Minnesota since 2004.  She graduated from Lake Mills High School and played basketball and ran cross country.  She played basketball at UW-Platteville.  Heidi and her husband have 2 kids and they reside in Oronoco.  
7th Grade:  Jocasta Adelsman
Jocasta is a Pine Island alum, graduated from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 2022 with a degree in Kinesiology Exercise Science and a coaching minor.  I work at the Pine Island golf course, and help coach the cross country team in Pine Island.  I love to spend time outdoors, hiking, running and playing sports.  I also enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am so excited for the season.
7th/8th grade Assistant:  Collin Harstad
I have coached youth sports for 10 years, hockey, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, basketball and football!  I was the coach of the 7th grade football team this past year.  I am looking forward to bringing the knowledge I gathered from coaching all the sports.