Nina Baloun, a 2011 graduate of the University of Toledo and a native of Amherst, Ohio, is in her second season as the assistant recruiting coordinator for the Fighting Illini football program. She joined the staff in April 2013.
Nina graduated with master's degrees in criminal justice and a second in counseling. While at Toledo, Nina spent four and a half years in athletics, beginning as a student assistant, then expanding her role to a recruiting and high school relations assistant.
Nina's role includes assisting with the coordination of all correspondence for football recruits as well as assisting with all aspects of official and unofficial campus visits.