New Basketball Coach: Caitlyn Carlson


Madison Wilson posing with the New basketball coach, Caitlyn Carlson after a game.

  A big part of the heart of LCN is our sports teams. Whether it’s football, basketball, or soccer LCN is proud to support our athletes. An important part of sports is the coaches who lead the athletes. Where would sports be with no coaches? 

  A new coach has joined Crusader Nation to lead the Girls Freshman Basketball team. The 25-year-old, Caitlyn Carlson, loves LCN because of the collaboration and teamwork throughout the coaching staff as well as the willingness to learn and grow from all the athletes. Carlson chose to work at LCN because athletics is a huge part of her life and she loves the idea of being able to share her knowledge about the sport and coach the girls through victories. 

   Carlson went to Armada High School and then attended St. Clair Community College before transferring to the University of Michigan. She then graduated from the University of Michigan with a major in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. Carlson is now attending Grad School at Ball State to get a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. Her dream job is to be a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst but her first job, which she says was absolutely awful, was at TJ Maxx. 

   Carlson is very passionate about sports and has participated in many. She has participated in Softball, Volleyball, Track, Competitive Cheer, and Basketball, but her favorite professional sport is Football! Carlson is a huge Lions fan, making that her favorite professional football team. Carlson is admired by many of the athletes on her Freshman Basketball team. Kailey Kosalsky said, “I admire Coach Caitlyn because she is the best coach I’ve ever had, she cares about us more than any coach ever has, she pushes us and knows our worth.”

   She dreams of vacationing to Bora Bora someday. If Carlson were famous she thinks it would have to be for her dancing skills. Carlson has a dog named Maverick who is her entire life, she sees Maverick as her child except in dog form. If Carlson could eat one thing for the rest of her life she said it would have to be Jets deep dish barbeque chicken pizza, because she is allergic to gluten (Celiac Disease) and she misses a good deep dish pizza. 

   Carlson is a wonderful addition to our basketball coaching staff and is very knowledgeable in the sport. She is a very understanding and supportive person and coach to these girls and is always there for them on and off of the court.