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Jason Anderson

2000 Big Ten pitcher of year

Eastern Illinois head coach

Tom Billeter

Head basketball coach

Augustana University

Justin Bozarth

Basketball coach, guidance counselor

Tuscola High

Dave Briglio

Leadership trainer

Athletic Legacy Gameplan

Dee Brown

All-American guard

UIC assistant coach

Tonja Buford-Bailey

3-time Olympian

1992 NCAA hurdles champ

Andrew McIntyre


Chicago Cubs

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Laura Bush

1990 Dike Eddleman Award

2 Final Fours at UI

Lloyd Carr

Ex-Michigan football coach

Illini assistant, 1978-79

Cristy Chapman Uhrig

1999 Dike Eddleman Award

All-Big Ten middle blocker

Nancy Brookhart Cherin

2 volleyball Final Fours

’87 Big Ten Co-POY

Patty Cisneros Prevo

3-time basketball Paralympian

Coached Illini women to national title

Jimmy Collins

Beloved basketball coach, Lou Henson's top recruiter


Jill Ellis

Team USA soccer coach

Illini coach, 1997-99

Rick George

Colorado athletic director

Former Illini cornerback

John Giannini

College basketball coach

508–375 career mark

Billy Gillispie

Ex-Bill Self assistant

Former Kentucky head coach

John Groce

95-75 as Illini coach (2012-17)

Now coaching Akron Zips

Jack Groppel

Former Illini men’s tennis coach (1978-81)

Co-founder, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

Allison Guth

Head basketball coach

Yale University

Jenna Hall

Illinois Athletics HOF

Ohio State assistant coach

Kevin Hambly

Stanford volleyball coach

178-86, 6 NCAA tourney trips at Illinois

Yoshi Hayasaki

USA Gymnastics HOF

Won ’89 NCAA title

Lou Henson

Winningest basketball coach

423-224, 11 NCAA bids

Kurt Hettinger

Assistant gymnastics coach

Auburn University