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John Groce

95-75 as Illini coach (2012-17)

Now coaching Akron Zips

Larry Deutsch

Chief innovation officer

Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide

Bob Starkell

11 seasons leading women’s gymnastics

2009 National Coach of the Year

Tom Sinak

2-time all-Big Ten outfielder

Area manager, New American Funding

Terri Sullivan

2010 Big Ten softball coach of year

488-369-2 in 16 seasons

Bill Self

3 seasons, 3 NCAA tournaments

78-24 as Illini basketball coach (2000-03)

Ron Turner

Football coach, 1997-2004

Took ’01 Illini to Sugar Bowl

Kevin Hambly

Stanford volleyball coach

178-86, 6 NCAA tourney trips at Illinois

Tim Van Alstine

Associate VP, athletics director

Cardinal Stritch University

Ralph Cooper

Sports director

NewsChannel 10, Amarillo, Texas

Spencer Turkin

Play-by-play announcer

North Carolina A&T

Joni Comstock

Sr. VP of championships

NCAA

Julie Peoples

Assistant executive director

Hart Felt Ministries

Graeme McGufficke

3-time Big Ten champ

N.C. political operative

Jessica (Galli) Cloy

7-time Paralympic medal winner

Holds three world records

Jim Vermette

CEO, UI Alumni Association (1967-84)

Executive VP, Cozad Asset Management

Reilly O’Toole

Former Illini quarterback

No. 8 all-time in pass efficiency

James Holzhauer

Professional sports gambler

Won $2,464,216 on 'Jeopardy!'

Heather (Foley) Hiltzik

Digital content & PR manager

David Leadbetter Golf

Ed Sherman

Longtime Chicago sportswriter

President, ShermanReport.com

Chris Jenkins

Director of communications

Metropolitan Milwaukee Assn. of Commerce

Alex Burge

Agent

Excel Sports Management

Richard Ahrenkiel

Owner/founder

Lakewood Semiconductors

George Sakas

Director of economic development/strategic planning

Chicago Executive Airport