Karen Deden raised in Missoula, MT, graduated Sentinel High School in 1987 and graduated from the University of Washington in 1991 with a Communications degree. She is currently in her 19th year as Head Coach of the Spartans. Prior to being the Head Coach at Sentinel she served as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Oregon State University for 3 years. And before beginning her coaching career she played professionally for five years: two years in Japan, one year in France and two years in the American Basketball League. Coach Deden has been named Montana Coach of the year three times. Under her leadership the Spartans have three State Championships, three State Runner Ups, two Third Places and four Fourth Place finishes during her tenure.