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Lance Korell


Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

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Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Hometown: Eaton, Colo.
Alma Mater: Regis University

Lance Korell spent one season as Concordia University graduate assistant men’s basketball coach in 2014-15. On May 5, 2015, he was promoted to the role of full-time assistant. Korell arrived at Concordia after having coached boy’s basketball at Deer Trail High School in Colorado during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.

In his first season as full-time assistant, the 2015-16 Bulldogs elevated their record to 18-12 while averaging 85.8 points per game (third most in program history). Then in 2016-17, the Bulldogs went 21-10 overall (most wins for the program since 2004-05) and broke the school record for single-season scoring average (88.7). Concordia has posted above .500 records each season Korell has spent on the bench.

A native of Eaton, Colo., Korell spent one season as an assistant and one as a head coach at Deer Trail. He led the team to a 16-7 record and a regional postseason berth in his final season.

Korell graduated in 2012 from Regis University (Colo.), where he was a member of the Ranger basketball team. Korell earned his bachelor’s of science in mathematics and a minor in education. Prior to attending Regis, Korell went to Eastern Wyoming College for two years.

A two-year captain during his collegiate playing career, Korell was named a National Jesuit College Academic All-American and a Junior College Distinguished Academic All-American.

Korell earned his master’s in secondary education administration from Concordia. He is married to current Concordia women's basketball assistant coach Tae'lor Purdy-Korell.