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University of Illinois
Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building
1700 S. Fourth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-3631

Illinois Ticket Office
2141 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-3470
illinitickets@illinois.edu

Basketball Offices
Ubben Basketball Practice Facility
1750 S 4th St
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-3400 Men's Basketball
217-333-6299 Women's Basketball

Atkins Tennis Center
1800 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-6471

Football Office
Memorial Stadium
1402 S. First St.
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-1400

Demirjian Golf Practice Facility
1415 W. St. Mary's Road
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-1142

For media inquiries, please contact Kent Brown at kwbrown3@illinois.edu.

 

Athletics Administration

Director of Athletics
Mike Thomas (Colorado State '83) | BIO
217-333-3631
FightingIlliniAD@illinois.edu
Executive Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Jason Lener (Westminster College '93) | BIO
217-244-2632
jlener@illinois.edu
Senior Associate Director of Athletics, SWA
Maria Ochoa Woods (Florida '90) | BIO
217-300-0316
mtwoods@illinois.edu
Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Development
Rick Darnell (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy '92) | BIO
217-300-2297
rdarnell@illinois.edu
Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Warren Hood (Illinois '87) | BIO
217-244-0764
whood1@illinois.edu
Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Paul Kowalczyk (Kent State '80) | BIO
217-300-0409
pkowal@illinois.edu
Senior Associate Director of Athletics, External Relations and Strategic Communications
Mike Waddell (Guilford '91) | BIO
217-244-9279
waddell@illinois.edu
Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Susan Young (E. Illinois '84) | BIO
217-244-4286
sly2362@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Athletics, Athletics Communications
Kent Brown (Illinois '87) | BIO
217-244-6533
kwbrown3@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Athletics for Development, Chicago Operations
Zach Goines (Kentucky '99) | BIO
312-575-7853
zgoines@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Athletics, Ticketing and Sales
Jason Heggemeyer (W. Michigan '96) | BIO
217-333-9323
jhegg@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Athletics for Development
Howard Milton (Kansas '95) | BIO
217-333-6640
milth@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Athletics, Academic Services
Keiko Price (UCLA '01) | BIO
217-333-2240
keikop@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Athletics, Compliance
Ryan Squire (Ohio State '95) | BIO
217-333-5731
squire@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Athletics, State Farm Center Director
Kevin Ullestad (Northern Iowa '82) | BIO
217-333-2923
ullestad@illinois.edu
Marketing Communications Coordinator, Director of Athletics' Office
Kathy Plunk
217-333-3631
kplunk@illinois.edu
Administrative Assistant, Director of Athletics' Office
Diana Fratila
217-244-8517
fratila@illinois.edu
Administrative Assistant
Terry McFall
217-333-2925
tlmcfall@illinois.edu
Office Administrator
Patti Grove
217-300-2449
pgrove@illinois.edu
Faculty Representative
Chris Span (Illinois '95) | BIO
217-333-9865
cspan@illinois.edu
Faculty Representative
Matthew B. Wheeler (UC-Davis '77) | BIO
217-333-2239
mbwheele@illinois.edu

Academics Services | Academic Services Website

Associate Director of Athletics, Academics Services
Keiko Price (UCLA '01) | BIO
217-333-2240
keikop@illinois.edu
Assistant Director for Academic Services/Student Development
Kathy Kaler (Eastern Illinois '79) | BIO
217-333-1015
kaler@illinois.edu
Assistant Director for Academic Services
Annie White (Illinois '01) | BIO
217-265-4069
alwhite@illinois.edu
Academic Counselor
Shari Clapp (Oklahoma State '92) | BIO
217-244-7787
clapps@illinois.edu
Academic Counselor
Katelyn Christensen (Central Michigan '10)
217-333-3169
kchrist@illinois.edu
Academic Counselor
Jessica Goerke | (North Central College '10)
217-300-3260
jgoerke@illinois.edu
Academic Counselor
Hope Howell | (Illinois '10)
217-244-2368
hhowell2@illinois.edu
Academic Counselor & Tutor Coordinator
Mike Maziarz | (Milliken '11) | BIO
217-244-2566
maziarz2@illinois.edu
Learning Specialist
Carla Suber (Florida A&M '92) | BIO
217-244-1305
cesuber@illinois.edu
Learning Specialist
Debby Willard (DePauw '84) | BIO
217-333-9683
debrbrts@illinois.edu
Learning Specialist
Casey Fonnesbeck (Illinois '09) | BIO
TBD
cfonnes2@illinois.edu
Office Administrator
Stephanie Landess (Eastern Illinois '05) | BIO
217-333-2240
slandess@illinois.edu

Business Office

Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Susan Young (E. Illinois '84) | BIO
217-244-4286
sly2362@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Athletics for Business Affairs
John Chipman (Illinois College '93) | BIO
217-265-8151
jchipman@illinois.edu
Administrative Aide
Jana Sage
217-333-5721
jsage@illinois.edu
Account Technician
Dawn Deaville
217-333-7820
drsulliv@illinois.edu
Account Technician II
Lindy Corrigan
TBD
corrigan@illinois.edu
Human Resources
Becky Moss
217-265-8995
ramoss@illinois.edu
Business and Financial Analyst
Libby Ebelhar
217-244-9308
ebelhar@illinois.edu
Business and Financial Analyst
Tylor Hull
217-244-2462
hullt@illinois.edu
Staff Clerk
Amy Johnson
217-265-0372
amjohnsn@illinois.edu
Inventory Specialist
Kenny Merrell
217-333-7820
kmerrell@illinois.edu

Athletics Communication | Media Services Website

Associate Director of Athletics, Media Relations
Kent Brown (Illinois '87) | BIO
217-244-6533
kwbrown3@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Athletics, Communication
Derrick Burson (Illinois '99) | BIO
217-333-0933
burson@illinois.edu
Associate Director, Athletics Communication / Director of Social Media
Derek Neal (Augustana '02) | BIO
217-244-3707
drneal@illinois.edu
Assistant Director, Athletics Communication
Ben Taylor (Illinois '05) | BIO
217-244-5045
bktaylor@illinois.edu
Assistant Director, Athletics Communication
Marla Glasser (Cornell '09) | BIO
217-333-3592
mglasser@illinois.edu
Assistant Director, Athletics Communications
Matt Wille (Illinois '10) | BIO
217-300-9155
mjwille2@illinois.edu
Athletics Communication Assistant
Jessica Leifheit (Augustana '14) | BIO
217-300-1503
jessleif@illinois.edu
Athletics Communication Assistant
Lexi Shurilla (Illinois '12) | BIO
217-333-1391
lexishurilla@yahoo.com
Athletics Communication Graduate Assistant
Dan Longo (Illinois '14) | BIO
217-300-1569
longo1@illinois.edu
Athletics Communication Intern
Paul Hurd (Augustana '13) | BIO
217-300-1449
phurd@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Jennifer Fisher
217-333-1391
jdfishe1@illinois.edu

Compliance | Compliance Website

Associate Director of Athletics, Compliance
Ryan Squire (Ohio State '95) | BIO
217-333-5731
squire@illinois.edu
Compliance Coordinator
Sarah McPhee (Illinois '05) | BIO
217-265-0733
shahn@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Athletics, Compliance/Eligibility and Financial Aid
Chris Byron (Springfield College '91) | BIO
217-244-4224
cbyron@illinois.edu
Compliance Monitoring Coordinator
Scott Canner (Ball State '09) | BIO
217-300-0242
stcanner@illinois.edu
Compliance Monitoring Coordinator
Erik Silis (Illinois '10) | BIO
217-244-0053
esilis2@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Athletics, Compliance/Risk Management and Quality Control
Loren Israel (Houston '90; Kansas School of Law '93) | BIO
217-300-0504
lisrael@illinois.edu
Grant-In-Aid Specialist
Tessi Taylor
TBD
tmtaylor@illinois.edu
Compliance Administrative Assistant
Mary Gallagher
217-265-8034
mgallagh@illinois.edu

Corporate Sponsorship/Fighting Illini Sports Properties | Website

General Manager
Chris Andrews
217-819-4717
candrews@fightingillinisportsproperties.com
Manager of Business Development
Jerry McBurney
217-819-4718
jmcburney@fightingillinisportsproperties.com
Account Executive
Andrew Cotner
217-819-4719
acotner@fightingillinisportsproperties.com

Development/I FUND | Development Website

Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Development
Rick Darnell (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy '92) | BIO
217-300-2297
rdarnell@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Athletics, Development - Chicago Operations
Zach Goines (Kentucky '99) | BIO
312-575-7853
zgoines@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Athletics, Development
Howard Milton (Kansas '95) | BIO
217-333-6640
milth@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Athletics, Development
Carrie Ummel (Illinois '99) | BIO
217-244-3268
ceummel@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Athletics, Director of Development for I FUND Scholarships
Nate Pokrass (Monmouth College '98) | BIO
TBD
npokrass@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Development, Varsity I Director
Chris Tuttle (Illinois '98) | BIO
217-244-8484
c-tuttle@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Development - Chicago Operations
Haven Fields (Auburn '01) | BIO
312-575-7851
hfiel@illinois.edu
Associate Director of Development and Director of Premium Seating
Bobbi Busboom (Illinois '04) | BIO
217-265-0347
busboom7@illinois.edu
Assistant Director, Premium Seating
Dustin Boyer (Illinois '08) | BIO
217-333-0516
dmboyer2@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Development, Special Events and Stewardship
Maria Kenner (Eastern Illinois '12) | BIO
217-333-2875
mkenner@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Development, Chicago Operations
Bill Nesnidal (Illinois '08) | BIO
312-575-7852
nesnidal@illinois.edu
Assistant Director for Special Events and Stewardship, Chicago Operations
Eva Schmidt (Illinois '12) | BIO
312-575-7895
schmid15@illinois.edu
Account Technician II
Jason Jones
217-244-6705
jasjones@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Kristin Sexton
217-265-8115
kchester@illinois.edu
Office Administrator
Debi Knight
217-333-6297
ddknight@illinois.edu
Clerk
Amanda Sadler
217-300-8010
aksadler@illinois.edu

Equipment

Equipment Manager
Rick Raven (Illinois State '94) | BIO
217-333-1498
raven@illinois.edu
Associate Equipment Manager
Trent Chesnut (S. Illinois '90) | BIO
217-333-2063
chesnut@illinois.edu
Assistant Equipment Manager
John Birdsell | BIO
217-333-1926
rbirdsel@illinois.edu
Assistant Equipment Manager
Becky Corbly (Oregon '93) | BIO
217-333-6798
rcorbly@uiuc.edu
Assistant Equipment Manager
Kyle Croy (Illinois State '05) | BIO
217-333-6125
kcroy@illinois.edu
Assistant Equipment Manager
Stephen Hale (Virginia Tech '09) | BIO
217-333-2063
sjhale@illinois.edu

Event Management | Gameday Information Website

Assistant Director of Athletics
Kathy Hug (Bellevue '96) | BIO
217-333-8839
khug@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Athletics for Event Management
Holly Stalcup (Illinois '03) | BIO
217-244-6518
stalcup@illinois.edu
Event Coordinator
Zach Acton (Eastern Illinois '07) | BIO
217-244-3751
zacton@illinois.edu
Event Coordinator
Lee Zerrusen (Illinois '10) | BIO
217-244-1236
lzerrus2@illinois.edu
Director of Concessions
Terry Conlon (Illinois State '82) | BIO
217-333-8486
tconlon@illinois.edu
Cheerleader Coach
Stephanie Record (Illinois '93) | BIO
217-265-0818
record1@illinois.edu
Summer Camp Director
Brian Walsh (North Central '94) | BIO
217-244-9612
bvwalsh@illinois.edu

External Relations & Licensing | Licensing Website

Senior Associate Director of Athletics, External Relations and Strategic Communications
Mike Waddell (Guilford '91) | BIO
217-244-9279
waddell@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Athletics
Marty Kaufmann (Illinois '93) | BIO
217-333-2474
mekaufma@illinois.edu

Facility Management | Facilities Website

Director of Facilities
Lenny Willis (Ohio State '85) | BIO
217-333-2303
willis3@illinois.edu
Facilities Supervisor
John Donohoe (Illinois State '88)
217-244-2661
jdonahoe@illinois.edu
Coordinator, Armory Track & Floor
Eric Vetter (UW-Superior '00) | BIO
217-333-0534
eavetter@illinois.edu
Director, Atkins Tennis Center
Jim Tressler (Cincinnati '86) | BIO
217-333-0574
tressler@illinois.edu
Head Tennis Pro
Brandon Lenfert (Eastern Illinois) | BIO
217-300-3411
bdlenfer@illinois.edu
Program Coordinator and Assistant Tennis Pro, Atkins Tennis Center
Christine Stromberg (Illinois '10)
 
cstromb2@illinois.edu

IT Services

Assistant Director of Athletics for Information Technology
Nick Rogers (Illinois '99) | BIO
217-244-1557
nrrogers@illinois.edu
Manager of System Services
Bud Hackman (Illinois '00) | BIO
217-333-3475
ahackman@illinois.edu
Principal Software Developer
David Iffland (Illinois '99) | BIO
217-244-8776
iffland@illinois.edu
IT Services Specialist
Jonathan Kimnach (Iowa State '05)
217-244-9747
kimnach2@illinois.edu
IT Services Coordinator
Colin Van Orman (Franklin University)
217-244-6899
cvo@illinois.edu

Marketing & Promotions

Director of Marketing
Brad Swanson (Valparaiso '08) | BIO
217-300-1406
bswanso@illinois.edu
Assistant Director of Sports Marketing
Karl Feak (Illinois '11) | BIO
217-244-2797
kfeak2@illinois.edu
Marketing Graduate Assistant
Beth Thomas (Wittenberg '13)
217-244-0016
emthoms2@illinois.edu
Big Ten Diversity Intern
Kassidy Brown (Illinois '14)
brown161@illinois.edu

New Media & Creative Services

Senior Graphic Designer
Heidi Rivers (Illinois '00) | BIO
217-333-2320
hrivers@illinois.edu
Graphic Designer
Will Wyss (Illinois '12) | BIO
217-333-1391
wyss1@illinois.edu
Web Designer
Adam Marantz (Rutgers '06) | BIO
217-300-1325
amarantz@illinois.edu

Sports Medicine | Sports Medicine Website

Director of Sports Medicine
Paul Schmidt (Northern Illinois '92) | BIO
217-265-8060
schmidtp@illinois.edu
Associate Athletic Trainer
Randy Ballard (Kansas State '99) | BIO
217-244-9160
rballard@illinois.edu
Associate Athletic Trainer
Sam Laingen (Cincinnati '01) | BIO
217-300-7124
mlaingen@illinois.edu
Head Football Athletic Trainer
Jake Naas (Illinois '09) | BIO
217-300-7037
jnaas2@illinois.edu
Assistant Football Athletic Trainer
Eric Streeter (N. Michigan '02) | BIO
217-244-6747
streeter@Illinois.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Melissa Brungard (E. Illinois '08) | BIO
217-244-4921
mbrungar@illinois.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Shanti Calabrese (Whitman '07) | BIO
217-300-0422
scalab2@illinois.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jim Halpin (Illinois State '05) | BIO
217-244-6884
jhalpin1@illinois.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jeffrey Jahnel (Iowa '04) | BIO
217-244-8030
jahnel@illinois.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Meaghan Naas (Salisbury '08) | BIO
217-333-2829
menaas@illinois.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Rachel Rudy
217-244-8274
rachrudy@illinois.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Brittany Scott (Michigan '09) | BIO
217-244-3709
bmgill@illinois.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kristen Streeter (Illinois '97) | BIO
217-244-6746
kstreet@illinois.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Chris Walker
217-244-0009
cwalks@illinois.edu
Director of Sports Nutrition
Chelsea Z. Burkart | BIO
217-300-0405
cburkart@illinois.edu
Team Sports Dietitian
Katie McKinney (Illinois '01) | BIO
217-333-0117
ktmckin@illinois.edu
Sports Nutrition Assistant
Anna Turner
217-300-0405
aturner9@illinois.edu
Team Physician
Dr. Robert Bane | BIO
217-333-6718
rbane@illinois.edu
Team Physician
Dr. Robert Gurtler | BIO
217-333-6718
gurtler@illinois.edu
Team Physician
Dr. Jeremy Henrichs | BIO
217-333-6718
jhenri2@illinois.edu
Team Physician
Dr. Amy MacDougall | BIO
217-333-6718
amymac@illinois.edu
Team Physician
Dr. Jerrad Zimmerman | BIO
217-333-6718
jerradzi@illinois.edu

State Farm Center | State Farm Center Website

Director/Booking Agent
Kevin Ullestad (Northern Iowa '82) | BIO
217-333-2923
ullestad@illinois.edu
Box Office
Cam McKinley
217-333-5000
clwind@illinois.edu
Production
Dave Roesch
217-333-2923
droesch@illinois.edu
Operations
Tom Divan (Blackburn '98) | BIO
217-333-2923
divan@illinois.edu
Concessions/Merchandise/Catering
John Rinkenberger | BIO
217-333-2923
rnknbrgr@illinois.edu
Event Management
Sue Walker (Illinois State '89) | BIO
217-333-2923
shwalker@illinois.edu
Event Management
John Marquardt (Illinois '06) | BIO
217-333-2923
jrmarqua@illinois.edu

Strength & Conditioning

Head Strength Coach
Jim Zielinski (Northern Illinois '86) | BIO
217-244-5989
jzielnsk@illinois.edu
Head Football Strength Coach
Aaron Hillmann (Missouri '91) | BIO
217-244-0895
ahillman@illinois.edu
Head Basketball Strength Coach
Mike Basgier (James Madison '01) | BIO
217-265-8063
basgier@illinois.edu
Associate Football Strength & Conditioning Coach
Freddie Walker (Bowling Green '09) | BIO
217-244-2092
fwalker@illinois.edu
Associate Football Strength & Conditioning Coach
Nate Peoples
TBD
npeoples@illinois.edu
Assistant Football Strength Coach
Max Ford
TBD
mfrd@illinois.edu
Assistant Football Strength Coach
Andrew Grubb
TBD
agrubb67@illinois.edu
Assistant Strength Coach
Zach Boone
TBD
zboone@illinois.edu
Assistant Strength Coach
Katie Heinrichs (Illinois State '05)
217-333-6705
heinrchs@illinois.edu
Assistant Strength Coach
Steve Oldenburg (C. Michigan '01) | BIO
217-300-8378
soldnbrg@illinois.edu

Ticket Office | Illinois Ticket Office Website

Associate Director of Athletics - Ticketing and Sales
Jason Heggemeyer (W. Michigan '96) | BIO
217-333-9323
jhegg@illinois.edu
Director of Ticketing
Brian Amentt (Pittsburgh '05) | BIO
217-244-6484
amentt@illinois.edu
Director of Ticketing
Steve Landrus (Illinois State '95) | BIO
217-333-9326
landrus@illinois.edu
Assistant Ticket Manager
James Young (S. Carolina '01) | BIO
217-265-3472
jamyoung@illinois.edu
Assistant Ticket Manager
Brian De Paulo (Illinois '11) | BIO
217-265-0273
depaulo2@illinois.edu
Assistant Ticket Manager
Rebecca Fuhrer (Washington State '14) | BIO
217-300-0192
rebeccaf@illinois.edu
General Manager of Ticket Sales
Scott Friedman (Lynn University '06) | BIO
217-244-3212
sfriedma@illinois.edu
Assistant General Manager, Ticket Sales
Sam Annable (Western Illinois '11)
217-244-1386
annable@illinois.edu
Account Executive, Ticket Sales
Sandra Kieser (Illinois '13) | BIO
217-300-8289
kieser1@illinois.edu
Account Executive, Ticket Sales
Chris Gerycz (Bowling Green State University '12)
217-244-3778
gerycz@illinois.edu
Office Manager
Sarah Reifsteck
217-333-9323
srsteck@illinois.edu

IPHD/Video Services | IPHD Video Player

Assistant Athletic Director for Video Services
Derryl Myles (Nebraska '02) | BIO
217-244-6766
dmyles1@illinois.edu
Associate Director for Video Services
Jason Marry (Illinois '05) | BIO
217-244-3429
marry@illinois.edu
Associate Director for Video Services
Frank Lenti Jr. (Illinois '07) | BIO
217-244-3429
lenti@illinois.edu
Assistant Director Video Services
Kevin Southworth (Eastern Illinois '10)
217-244-1950
ksouth@illinois.edu
Assistant Director Video Services
DJ Roach (Illinois State '98)
TBD
djroach@illinois.edu

Baseball

Head Coach
Dan Hartleb (Southern Illinois '89) | BIO
217-244-8144
dhartleb@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Drew Dickinson (Illinois '09) | BIO
217-244-5539
adickins@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Spencer Allen (Iowa State, 01) | BIO
217-244-8140
allensp@illinois.edu
Administrative Assistant
Mary Gallagher
217-265-8034
mgallagh@illinois.edu

Men's Basketball

Head Coach
John Groce (Taylor '94) | BIO
217-333-3400
CoachGroce@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Jamall Walker (St. Louis '00) | BIO
217-333-3400
walkerj@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Dustin Ford (Ohio '01) | BIO
217-333-3400
dfor@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Paris Parham (Minnesota St. '95) | BIO
217-333-3400
peparham@illinois.edu
Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Ryan Pedon (College of Wooster '00) | BIO
217-300-8003
rpedon@illinois.edu
Director of Basketball Operations
Mark Morris (Murray State '10) | BIO
217-333-3400
mwmorris@illinois.edu
Office Administrator
Julie Pioletti
217-333-3400
piolett1@illinois.edu

Women's Basketball

Head Coach
Matt Bollant (Winona State '94) | BIO
217-333-6299
illinoiswbb@illinois.edu
Associate Head Coach
Mike Divilbiss (Winona State '81) | BIO
217-333-6299
illinoiswbb@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
LaKale Malone (Indiana '99) | BIO
217-333-6133
lkmalone@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Tianna Kirkland (Ferris State '02) | BIO
217-244-1093
tiannak@illinois.edu
Director of Basketball Operations
Hannah Quilling (UW-Green Bay '12)
217-300-2544
quilling@illinois.edu
Video Coordinator
Celeste Ratka (UW-Green Bay '11) | BIO
217-265-0453
hoewisch@illinois.edu
Office Manager
LaShae Hughes-McCray
217-333-6299
mccray@illinois.edu

Football

Head Coach
Tim Beckman (Findlay '88) | BIO
217-333-1400
CoachBeckman@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Tim Banks (Central Michigan '95) | BIO
217-333-1400
tbanks03@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Bill Cubit (Delaware '75) | BIO
217-333-1400
wcubit@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Mike Bellamy (Illinois '90) | BIO
217-333-1400
mbellamy@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Greg Colby (Illinois '74) | BIO
217-333-1400
gcolby@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Tom Brattan (Delaware '72) | BIO
217-333-1400
tbrattan@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Alex Golesh (Ohio State '06) | BIO
217-333-1400
agolesh@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Tim Salem (Arizona State '85) | BIO
217-333-1400
tsalem@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Al Seamonson (Wisconsin '82) | BIO
217-333-1400
aseamo@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Mike Ward (Georgetown '84) | BIO
217-333-1400
mkeward@illinois.edu
Director for Football Operations
Tim Knox (Hiram College '97) | BIO
217-333-1400
taknox@illinois.edu
Director of Player Personnel
Scott Yielding (The Citadel '98)
217-300-2070
yielding@illinois.edu
Director of Alumni & Former Player Relations
Juice Willaims (Illinois '09) | BIO
217-300-6585
iwillia2@illinois.edu
Assistant Recruiting Coordinator
Nina Baloun (Toledo '08) | BIO
217-333-1400
nbaloun@illinois.edu
Director of Football Game Analysis
Dane Chester (Baldwin-Wallace College '10)
217-333-1400
dchester@illinois.edu
Director, Football Student-Athlete Development
Ryan Cubit (Western Michigan '06) | BIO
TBD
rcubit@illinois.edu

Men's Golf

Men's Head Coach
Mike Small (Illinois '88) | BIO
217-333-8604
small@illinois.edu
Men's Assistant Coach
Zach Barlow (Illinois '10) | BIO
217-300-9977
zbarlow2@illinois.edu
Director of Men's Golf Operations
Jacquelyn Szymoniak (Georgia '06) | BIO
217-244-1142
jszymon@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Jen Walburn-Cochrane
217-333-8607
walburnc@illinois.edu

Women's Golf

Women's Head Coach
Renee Slone (Illinois '01) | BIO
217-333-8610
rslone@illinois.edu
Women's Assistant Coach
Jenny Coluccio (Drury '07)
217-244-4491
jcolucc@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Jen Walburn-Cochrane
217-333-8607
walburnc@illinois.edu

Men's Gymnastics

Men's Head Coach
Justin Spring (Illinois '06) | BIO
217-333-7973
jspring@illinois.edu
Men's Assistant Coach
Ivan Ivankov (Belarus '97) | BIO
217-333-8764
ivankv@illinois.edu
Men's Assistant Coach
Daniel Ribeiro (Illinois '11) | BIO
217-333-8764
dribeir2@illinois.edu
Men's Gymnastics Administrative Assistant
Mary Gallagher
217-265-8034
mgallagh@illinois.edu

Women's Gymnastics

Women's Head Coach
Kim Landrus (Iowa State '97) | BIO
217-333-7974
Klandrus@illinois.edu
Women's Assistant Coach
Chad Wiest (Illinois '11) | BIO
217-244-2262
cwiest2@illinois.edu
Women's Assistant Coach
Jacob Lee (Minnesota '07)
TBD
jmlee16@illinois.edu
Women's Gymnastics Office Support Specialist
Sara Rhodes (Illinois '03)
217-333-4341
srrhodes@illinois.edu

Soccer

Head Coach
Janet Rayfield (North Carolina '83) | BIO
217-333-4783
rayfield@illinois.edu
Associate Head Coach
Jeff Freeman (Missouri St., '99) | BIO
217-333-0004
jfreemn@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Katie Hultin (Washington State '05) | BIO
217-300-2918
khultin@illinois.edu
Administrative Assistant
Mary Gallagher
217-265-8034
mgallagh@illinois.edu

Softball

Head Coach
Terri Sullivan (Loyola-Chicago '92) | BIO
217-265-8229
tsullivn@illinois.edu
Associate Head Coach
Donna DiBiase (UIC '94) | BIO
217-265-8230
dibiase@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Katie O'Connell (Illinois '05) | BIO
217-265-0494
kmoconne@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Jen Walburn-Cochrane
217-333-8607
walburnc@illinois.edu

Swimming & Diving

Head Coach
Sue Novitsky (Oakland '91) | BIO
217-333-7670
novitsky@illinois.edu
Diving Coach
Chris Waters (Castleton State '91) | BIO
217-244-8054
cwaters@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Alec Hayden (Northwestern '08) | BIO
217-244-3849
akhayden@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Jen Walburn-Cochrane
217-333-8607
walburnc@illinois.edu

Men's Tennis

Men's Head Coach
Brad Dancer (Michigan State '93) | BIO
217-333-7971
bdancer@illinois.edu
Men's Associate Head Coach
Marcos Asse (Florida '01) | BIO
217-333-7350
marcos@illinois.edu
Administrative Aide
Sheila Armstrong
217-244-6471
keller1@illinois.edu

Women's Tennis

Women's Head Coach
Michelle Dasso (Notre Dame '01) | BIO
217-333-8622
dasso@illinois.edu
Administrative Aide
Sheila Armstrong
217-244-6471
keller1@illinois.edu

Men's Track & Field/Cross Country

Men's Head Coach
Michael Turk (Augustana '85) | BIO
217-333-2957
miketurk@illinois.edu
Men's Assistant Coach
Adrian Wheatley (Tennessee '02) | BIO
217-333-7969
adrianw@illinois.edu
Men's Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach
Jake Stewart (Iona College '05) | BIO
217-300-0288
jstewar@illinois.edu
Director of Track & Field Operations
Eric Vetter (UW-Superior '00) | BIO
217-333-0534
eavetter@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Sara Rhodes (Illinois '03)
217-333-4341
srrhodes@illinois.edu

Women's Track & Field/Cross Country

Women's Head Track & Field Coach
Ron Garner (Christopher Newport '82) | BIO
217-244-4528
rwgarner@illinois.edu
Women's Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach
Scott Jones (Duke '82) | BIO
217-244-6119
sjone@illinois.edu
Women's Track & Field Assistant Coach
Randy Gillon (Illinois '00) | BIO
TBD
rgillon@illinois.edu
Director of Track & Field Operations
Eric Vetter (UW-Superior '00) | BIO
217-333-0534
eavetter@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Sara Rhodes (Illinois '03)
217-333-4341
srrhodes@illinois.edu

Volleyball

Head Coach
Kevin Hambly (BYU '95) | BIO
217-333-8606
khambly2@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Scott Leserman (Vassar '09) | BIO
217-244-9179
leserma1@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Hillary Haen (Illinois '11) | BIO
217-244-8440
hhaen2@illinois.edu
Director of Volleyball Operations
Johannah Bangert (Illinois '11) | BIO
217-300-4798
jbanger2@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Jen Walburn-Cochrane
217-333-8607
walburnc@illinois.edu

Wrestling

Head Coach
Jim Heffernan (Iowa '87) BIO
217-333-7972
jheffern@illinois.edu
Associate Head Coach
Mark Perry (Iowa '08) | BIO
217-333-5853
perry165@illinois.edu
Assistant Coach
Jeremy Hunter (Penn State '00) | BIO
217-244-0107
jghuntr@illinois.edu
Office Support Specialist
Sara Rhodes (Illinois '03)
217-333-4341
srrhodes@illinois.edu
HEADLINES
W. Volleyball | 10/24/2014
General Release | 10/24/2014
General Release | 10/24/2014
W. Cross Country; Track & Field | 10/24/2014
M. Cross Country; Track & Field | 10/24/2014