Career Coaches


Mark Coomes

Year Inducted: 2016

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations: Wabash Valley Community College

Southern Indiana Univeristy
The University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign

The University of Illinois-Chicago

Biography: Mark spent 33 years as a college coach, compiling a 145-30 record as a head coach at Wabash Valley Community College and Southern Indiana University.  He led Wabash Valley to three NJCAA national tournaments.  Mark was an assistant coach at the University of Illinois from 1985-94, helping the Illini to a great run of success that included a trip to the 1989 Final four.  He als served as associate head coach at the Univeristy of Illinois-Chicago from 1996-2009.