Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More than 100 apply for UIS men's hoops coach job

The University of Illinois Springfield is getting closer to hiring a men’s basketball coach.

The post has been vacant since Lanphier High School product Kevin Gamble resigned in June to take the director of player development and video operations job at NCAA Division I Providence College.

More than 100 individuals have applied for the UIS job, according to associate athletic director Scott Reed.

“The search committee is evaluating resumes,” Reed said Monday. “We were thrilled with the fact a lot of people applied. The committee cut it to a workable number and are sorting out the finalists.”

Reed said UIS would like to have Gamble’s successor “ideally in place by the time classes start on Aug. 23.’’

The position was featured in a August 3, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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