Janice Hendrickson is in her fourth year as head coach after seven years as an assistant coach at M State. She has led the Lady Spartans to third-place finishes in the MCAC Southern Division in each of the past two seasons. She was named MCAC Southern Division coach of the year for the 2015-2016 year. She is a native of Upsala, Minn., and graduated in 2004 from M State's Fergus Falls campus, where she played basketball for two years. She went on to attend M State's Moorhead campus and earned degrees in dental assisting and dental hygiene. She is a dental hygienist at Life Smiles Dental in Fergus Falls, where she lives with her husband, Ryan.