Coach Assist

 

The IBCA is extremely excited to announce the beginning of the Coach Assist Program. The goals of this program are to provide mentorship to coaches on a variety of topics including X's and O's, program development, parent-coach relationships, practice structure, skill development, and many other aspects pertaining to the game of basketball. Coaches that are looking for guidance or answers to questions regarding coaching the game of basketball are encouraged to reach out our mentor coaches.

Please CLICK HERE to submit an inquiry and connect with a mentor coach. Please note that while each mentor coach has focus areas, you may reach out to each individual coach about a wide variety of topics even if they are not listed below. 

We look forward to connecting with you!

Coach Assist Mentors
Neil

Neil Alexander

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Lincoln High School, 45 Years Experience

Focus Areas: 1-2-2 Ball Press, Building a Program, Man-to-Man Offensive Sets

Biancalana

Al Biancalana

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Glenbard East High School, 35 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Man-to-Man Defense, Shooting, Princeton Offense Concepts

Steve

Steve Christiansen

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Triton College, 23 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Creating Offensive Flow, Developing Culture, Recruiting

Cooper

Mark Cooper

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Ottawa Township High School, 28 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Program Coordination, Community Involvement, High Post Man-to-Man Offense

Bailey

Mike Bailey

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Saint Patrick High School, 35 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Program Building, Special Situations, Skill Development

Harris

Paul Harris

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Highland Park High School, 29 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Program Culture, Organization, Defense, Player Development

Kellar

Rodney Kellar

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Ridgeview High School, 35 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Program Culture, Individual Improvement, Off-Season Planning, Defensive Schemes

Meiss

Tim Meiss

Retired Head Boys Basketball Coach, 46 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Shooting, Defense, General Coaching Concepts

Quigley

Samantha Quigley Smith

Head Women's Basketball Coach, Lewis University, 10 Years Experience

Focus Areas: General Basketball Coaching, Program Building, Offensive and Defensive Strategies

Rodgers

Teri Rodgers

Head Girls Basketball Coach, New Trier High School, 29 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Growing the Game, General Coaching Strategy, Offensive and Defensive Concepts

Spezia

John Spezia

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Notre Dame La Salle Academy, 48 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Training Objectives for Each Grade Level, Competitive Motivational Drills, Free Throws, Shooting Off the Move

Sullivan

Pat Sullivan

Former Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of St. Francis, 44 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Fundamentals - Concepts and Drills, Zone Offense, Special Situations, Leadership

Wickness

Adam Wickness

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Sycamore High School, 18 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Scouting, Game Planning, Defensive Concepts

Baurer

Barry Bauer

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Watseka High School, 32 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Summer Camps, Feeder Program Development, 1-3-1 Trapping Defense, Shooting Footwork, Post Play

Bollant

Matt Bollant

Head Women's Coach, Eastern Illinois University, 30 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Buzz Defense, Building a Championship Program, Coaching Future Professionals

Cluver

Chad Cluver

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Watseka High School, 29 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Communication, Staying Positive, Game Planning, 5 Out Offense

Crawford

Ken Crawford

Former Head Boys Basketball Coach, Teutopolis High School, 36 Years Experience

Focus Area: Goal Setting, Practice Planning, Free Throws, Defense

Faulkner

Kristi Faulkner

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Glenbard West High School

Focus Areas: Program Building, Special Situations, Skill Development

Johnson

Brian Johnson

Head Boys Basketball Coach, West Aurora High School, 20 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Relationship Building, Communication, Defensive Strategies, Player Development

Kilbride

Joe Kilbride

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Benet Academy, 28 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Organization and Planning, Recruiting Support, Offense, Defense, Specials

Monroe

Matt Monroe

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Saint Ignatius College Prep, 19 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Motion Offense, Packline Man-to-Man Defense, Game Planning, Program Culture

Redeker

Karrie Redeker

Head Women's Basketball Coach, Illinois Central College, 27 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Practice Drills, Building Players as People, Building a Winning Program On and Off the Court

Rose

Ron Rose

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Illinois Wesleyan University, 30 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Team Building, Offensive Efficiency, Mentorship

Stein

Cindy Stein

Head Women's Basketball Coach, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 37 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Program Building, Offensive Patterns, Special Situations

Tracy

Jim Tracy

Former Head Boys Basketball Coach, Reavis High School, 43 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Special Situations, Practice Organization, Program Culture, Coaching Philosophy

Winemiller

Ron Winemiller

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Benton High School, 25 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Youth Basketball to Build Your Varsity Team, Scouting and Game Preparation, Defensive Transition

bennett

Lee Bennett

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Centralia High School, 28 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Switching Defense, Offensive Back Cuts, Practice Organization

Buss

Tyler Buss

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Mount Carmel High School, 13 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Program Building, Special Situations, High Ball Screen Actions

Coffman

Debbie Coffman

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Bloomington Central Catholic High School, 27 Years Experience

Focus Areas: 1-2-2 Full Court Press, Transition Offense, Buddy System, Mentoring Players Off the Court

Kim

Kim deMarigny

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Maine West High School, 20 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Building a Championship Program, Following a Legend as the Next Head Coach, Making a Deep State Tournament Run

Jim Harrington 001

Jim Harrington

Former Head Boys Basketball Coach, Elgin High School, 40 Year Experience

Focus Areas: Hiring Assistant Coaches, Practice Organization, How to Become a Better Coach

Johnston

Jeff Johnston

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Athens High School, 21 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Practice, Run and Jump Defense, End of Game Situations, Shooting, Footwork

Leib

Greg Leib

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Althoff Catholic High School, 32 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Player Development, Relationship Building, Program Development, Purposeful Practicing

Parsons

Jeff Parsons

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Wethersfield (Kewanee) High School, 30 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Offensive Sets, Switching Man-to-Man Defense, Transition Game

Rey

Will Rey

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Northridge Prep, 45 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Building a Program, Multiple Zone Defenses, Quick Break System, Building Character Through Sport

Smithpeter

Kyle Smithpeters

Head Men's Basketball Coach, John A. Logan College, 15 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Building Trust with Your Players, Anticipating Every Situation, Player Development

Storm

Brad Storm

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Geneseo High School, 27 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Culture, Read and React Offense, Preparing a Team Mentally

Wensits

Kim Wensits

Head Girls Basketball Coach, Yorkville High School, 15 Years Experience

Focus Areas: Building Relationships with Athletes and Parents, Pre-Season Preparation, Offensive Concepts