TJ Lake was hired in the spring of 2020 and brings an extensive background as a coach, and player, in NCAA Division II and III basketball.
Lake spent the two seasons prior to coming to Concordia as a graduate assistant at NCAA Division II, and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) member, Winona State. He played collegiately at the University of Dubuque for two seasons where he led the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) in scoring during his senior season. He averaged 23.4 points per game in 2018 and was named to the IIAC All-Conference First Team.
Lake started his college career as a student/athlete at Minnesota State Mankato before transferring to Dubuque after his sophomore season. He led the NSIC in 3-point field goal percentage as a redshirt freshman in 2015 when he started 31 games for the Mavericks, helped the team reach the NCAA Tournament, and had a team-high 68 made 3-point field goals.
Lake is originally from Peosta, Iowa. He was a 3-year starter for Western Dubuque High School where he led the Bobcats to an Iowa State Tournament runner-up finish in 2012 and was named to the Iowa All-State Team in both his junior and senior seasons.
Lake earned a bachelor's degree in Sports Management from the University of Dubuque and is finishing up his master's degree in Leadership and Education from Winona State University.