Men's Basketball

The University of Dubuque Spartans men’s basketball program offers you the chance to experience and grow as a student-athlete to get the most of the opportunities faced while playing basketball as a Spartan. UD won the 2012-13 and 2014-15 Iowa Conference Tournament to earn its 5th and 6th trip in the NCAA Division III Championships.

As a team member you will be part of a winning program, which has been knocking at the door of the Iowa Conference Championship for the past few years. Join the team and prepare yourself to explore and develop skills needed to compete at a championship level. As a Spartan you will have the chance to travel around the United states competing in some very competitive tournaments during the season. Recent trips have included Florida, Colorado, Minnesota, and Hawaii.

2013 Iowa Conference Tournament Championship Video

Basketball News

UD Top-10 Moments: No. 1 Men's Basketball Wins First IIAC Title Since 1990

Jul 28, 2016

Headlined by the winningest senior class in school history and two-time Iowa Conference MVP Andre Norris, the University of Dubuque men’s basketball team won their first Iowa Conference regular season title since 1990.

UD Top-10 Moments: No. 3 Norris’ Legend Grows as UD’s All-Time Leading Scorer

Jul 26, 2016

Senior Andre Norris racked up a plethora of awards that included consensus All-American, two-time Iowa Conference MVP, Iowa Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and UD’s all-time leading scorer in leading the men’s basketball team to their first Iowa Conference regular season title since 1990.

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Upcoming Events

Men's Basketball

Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM | Rockford, Ill.

Rockford University

Men's Basketball

Nov 22, 2016 | 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs. North Park

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
00 Jalen Jackson Guard 5-10 162 Freshman Crest Hill, Ill.
01 Fred Calvert Guard 6-0 178 Sophomore Zion, Ill.
03 Jarrett Easton Guard 6-3 195 Sophomore Onslow, Iowa
05 Zachary Randolph Guard 6-1 155 Freshman Wilton, Iowa
10 William Bentley Forward 6-2 200 Freshman Durant, Iowa
11 Jayden Clayton Guard 6-3 165 Sophomore Davenport, Iowa
12 Jacob Mohlis Guard 6-1 170 Senior Hazleton, Iowa
15 TJ Lake Guard 5-10 160 Junior Peosta, Iowa
20 Jamaree Atwater Forward 6-3 195 Junior Moline, Ill.
21 De'Jor Curtis Guard 5-11 165 Sophomore Espanola, N.M.
22 Zachary Branch Guard 6-0 175 Junior Chicago, Ill.
23 Kyle Bauer Guard 6-2 175 Junior Calamus, Iowa
24 Marcus McDaniel Guard 5-10 185 Sophomore Roselle, Ill.
25 Wynston Wright Guard 5-9 170 Sophomore Bolingbrook, Ill.
30 Henry Thompson Guard 6-0 185 Freshman Plainfield, Ill.
32 Deonte Newsome Guard 6-2 170 Sophomore Milwaukee, Wis.
33 Jake Weber Forward 6-6 200 Senior Dubuque, Iowa
35 Tanner Kellogg Guard 6-2 200 Senior Albia, Iowa
40 Chris Moragne Center 6-9 215 Sophomore Zion, Ill.
42 Lucas Daniels Center 6-7 205 Sophomore DeWitt, Iowa
45 Spencer Bronson Center 6-9 235 Sophomore Maquoketa, Iowa
50 Davon Beckert Center 6-10 215 Sophomore Waverly, Iowa

2016-17 University of Dubuque Men's Basketball Schedule

November 15, 2016 at Rockford University Rockford, Ill. 7:00 p.m.
November 22, 2016 vs. North Park University Dubuque, Iowa 7:30 p.m.
November 30, 2016 at Buena Vista University *** Storm Lake, Iowa 8:00 p.m.
December 3, 2016 vs. Loras College *** Dubuque, Iowa (UD) 4:00 p.m.
December 7, 2016 at Central College *** Pella, Iowa 8:00 p.m.
December 10, 2016 at UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. 4:00 p.m.
December 14, 2016 at UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. 7:00 p.m.
December 20, 2016 vs. Dakota Wesleyan University Las Vegas, Nev. 8:00 p.m.
December 21, 2016 vs. Presentation College Las Vegas, Nev. 8:00 p.m.
December 29, 2016 vs. The College of St. Scholastica Dubuque, Iowa 5:00 p.m.
December 30, 2016 vs. Clarke University Dubuque, Iowa (UD) 7:00 p.m.
January 4, 2017 vs. Coe College *** Dubuque, Iowa 8:00 p.m.
January 7, 2017 at Wartburg College *** Waverly, Iowa 4:00 p.m.
January 11, 2017 vs. Simpson College *** Dubuque, Iowa 8:00 p.m.
January 14, 2017 at Nebraska Wesleyan University *** Lincoln, Neb. 4:00 p.m.
January 16, 2017 vs. Luther College *** Dubuque, Iowa 8:00 p.m.
January 21, 2017 at Loras College *** Dubuque, Iowa (Loras) 4:00 p.m.
January 25, 2017 vs. Central College *** Dubuque, Iowa  8:00 p.m.
January 28, 2017 vs. Buena Vista University *** Dubuque, Iowa 4:00 p.m.
February 1, 2017 at Luther College *** Decorah, Iowa 8:00 p.m.
February 4, 2017 at Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Ill. 4:00 p.m.
February 8, 2017 at Simpson College *** Indianola, Iowa 8:00 p.m.
February 11, 2017 vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University *** Dubuque, Iowa 4:00 p.m.
February 15, 2017 vs. Wartburg College *** Dubuque, Iowa 8:00 p.m.
February 18, 2017 at Coe College *** Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4:00 p.m.
February 21, 2017 First Round: IIAC Tournament TBA TBA
February 23, 2017 Semifinals: IIAC Tournament TBA TBA
February 25, 2017 Finals: IIAC Tournament TBA TBA
  *** Iowa Conference opponent    




Robbie Sieverding
Robbie Sieverding
Head Men's Basketball Coach

BA, University of Northern Iowa
MA, Loras College; Athletic Administration

Office Phone: 563.589.3248
Office Location: 313 Stoltz Sports Center
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Robbie Sieverding, the 17th head coach in the history of the program, was selected to lead the University of Dubuque men's basketball program in September of 2007. Prior to becoming Head Coach he served as an Assistant for the men's basketball program. During his time at The University of Dubuque the men's basketball program has made significant improvements in the highly competitive Iowa Conference with two IIAC Tournament titles and one IIAC regular season title.

Coach Sieverding led the 2015-16 team to its first regular season Iowa Conference (IIAC) regular season championship with an 11-3 record. Including 2015-16, Coach Sieverding and the Spartans are the only team to finish Top-3 in the IIAC in the last seven seasons. UD won two Iowa Conference tournament titles and earned NCAA national berths in 2013 and 2015, to go along with a record of 136-55, 70-34 IIAC record. His 70 IIAC victories are the highest in the IIAC over the last seven seasons.

This season's 2016 class left as the winningest class in program history with 84 total wins, including three-straight 21+ win seasons and a school record 23 victories in 2014-15.

During his nine seasons at the University of Dubuque, Sieverding has coached 22 All-Iowa Conference players (1 back-to-back MVP, 2 Defensive Players of the Year, 13-1st Team, 11-2nd Team, and 5-Honorable Mention). He has also coached the league’s top scorer in seven different seasons and the league's top rebounder once.

Sieverding earned his 100th win in his 6th season at the helm, making him the fastest coach in UD history to 100 wins.

Sieverding is a native of Bellevue, Iowa, and attended Marquette High School. In the tri-states, Sieverding is among the all-time great scorers. He finished with 1,957 points and still has the record for most points in a game with 62 Vs. Olin on Feb. 2, 1996. He was named Telegraph-Herald Player of the Year in the 1996-97 season. In 2014, Sieverding was inducted into the Iowa High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

During his collegiate career, Sieverding played basketball at Marshalltown Community College from 1997-1998, and transferred to the University of Northern Iowa where he played from 1998-2002. He received All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 2000 and 2002; along with finishing his career sixth on the UNI All-Time scoring list, as well as sixth on the UNI All-Time assist list.

Sieverding received his Bachelor of Arts degree along with a coaching minor in 2002 from the University of Northern Iowa. He completed his Masters degree in Athletic Administration in May of 2007. He lives in Dubuque with his wife Erin and daughters Kylie and Jayda.

Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC    
 2007-08  14-12 8-8 4th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
2008-09 14-12 7-9 5th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2009-10 18-9 10-6 2nd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2010-11 17-11 9-7 3rd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2011-12 17-9 11-5 2nd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2012-13 22-7 9-5 3rd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier, NCAA National Qualifier
2013-14 21-5 10-4   2nd place   *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2014-15 23-6 10-4 T-2nd place *IIAC Tournament Champions, NCAA National Qualifier
2015-16 18-8 11-3 1st place *IIAC Regular Season Champions
TOTAL: 164-79  85-51     

Dustin Bierman
Dustin Bierman
Assistant to the Athletic Director
Director of Golf // Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

BS, University of Dubuque; Health Wellness
MA, Loras College; Athletic Administration

Office Phone: 563.589.3230
Office Location: 303 Stoltz Sports Center
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Dustin Bierman is entering his seventh season as the head assistant coach at the University of Dubuque. With Bierman on staff, the Spartans have combined for an 132-59 record over the past six seasons and have won 17 or more games in the last seven seasons, including 21+ wins in the last three.

Bierman helped the Spartans reach their school’s first-ever Iowa Conference (IIAC) Tournament Championship in 2012-2013 and won another in 2014-15. In 2014-15, Bierman and the Spartans set a new school record of 23 wins en route to their second NCAA Tournament appearance in the last three seasons after setting a then-school record 22 wins and a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament in the 2012-13 season.

During his tenure with the Spartans, Bierman has excelled as the recruiting coordinator and has recruited 20 players who earned All-Iowa Conference honors in his six seasons. Last year alone, he coached the IIAC MVP Andre Norris, and IIAC Defensive Player of the Year Brandon Ferguson. He also assists the program in scouting of opponents, breaking down film, on the floor instructions, and is the Director of all University of Dubuque Basketball camps and tournaments.

Prior to coming to the University of Dubuque, Bierman was an assistant men’s basketball coach and head women’s golf coach at Ashford University from 2006-08. He helped the basketball program to their best finish in eight seasons with a 16-13 record. He also recruited and coach three all-conference players while with the basketball program. He also leaded the Women’s Golf Team to two top three finishes in the Midwest Conference in two seasons.

A native of Newton, Illinois, Bierman began his basketball career at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. He then transferred to the University of Dubuque where he completed his playing career in 2002. While at UD he was named men’s basketball team MVP following his junior season in 2001.

Bierman holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Dubuque, and completed his master’s degree in athletic administration from Loras College in 2007.

Bierman and his wife, Jackie, are the parents of two children Josie and Max. 

Jordan Townsend
Jordan Townsend
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

BA, University of Dubuque; Health, Wellness & Sport
MBA, University of Dubuque; Business Administration

Office Phone: 563.589.3553
Office Location: 306 Stoltz Sports Center
Biography - Click to Open

Jordan Townsend begins his first season as an assistant coach at the University of Dubuque in 2016-17. Townsend who played at the University of Dubuque and was part of the 2012-2013 team that reached the school’s first-ever Iowa Conference (IIAC) Tournament Championship. During his playing career the Spartans finished 3rd or higher in the Iowa Conference each season and finished with a four year record of 74-36.

Townsend was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Dubuque from 2013-2015. He helped the Spartans to 44 wins in those two years and a school record of 23 wins in the 2014-2015 season.

Last season Townsend was the top assistant at Rockford University and helped them to their first winning season in six years. Townsend coached four all conference players while at Rockford and also was the recruiting coordinator.

Townsend owns a Bachelor degree in Health and Wellness from the University of Dubuque and also earned his Masters of Business Administration in 2015.

Townsend a native of Moline, Illinois and now currently lives in Dubuque, Iowa.

Gage Heffernan
Gage Heffernan
Graduate Assistant - Men's Basketball

BA, University of Dubuque; Health, Wellness & Sport
AA, Kirkwood CC

Office Phone: 563.589.3227
Office Location: 401 Stoltz Sports Center
Biography - Click to Open

Heffernan is entering his first year as graduate assistant to the University of Dubuque men’s basketball program. As a collegiate player with the Spartans, Heffernan earned All-Iowa Conference accolades three out of his four years. He was named First Team All-Region at Kirkwood Community College for the 2012-13 season.

Following the 2012-13 season at Kirkwood, Heffernan graduated with his Associates degree and transferred back to his hometown of Dubuque, Iowa. His first year with the Univeresity of Dubuque resulted in the school setting the mark to its best start in history by winning its first 16 straight games. Heffernan went on to lead the IIAC in steals, was voted as the team’s defensive player of the year, named Jon Davison Tournament MVP and also earned Second Team All-IIAC honors.

The following year, Heffernan was a part of the program that set the school record for wins in a season at 23. For a second straight year he led the IIAC in steals. Heffernan also earned the Colorado Tournament MVP, Coaches Award, and was a First Team All-IIAC selection following the 2014-15 season.

Heffernan owns a Bachelor degree in Health, Wellness & Sport from the University of Dubuque and is currently working on his MBA.

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