Basketball (Women) – Coaching Staff


Karrie Redeker
Head Coach

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Karrie Redeker enters her 2nd season as the head coach for the Cougars in 2014-15 after leading the Cougars to an impressive 27-4 record during her inaugural season at ICC.  She was named the Region XXIV Coach of the Year and directed ICC to several impressive wins, including victories over #1 NIACC and #2 Kirkwood on back-to-back nights in December.  The Cougars held a #3 ranking in the NJCAA Division II national poll most of the season, using a system of up-tempo offense, stingy team defense, and unselfish team play as a recipe for success.  The Cougars finished 2nd in the nation in assists per game at 19.5, were 5th in the nation in team field goal percentage at 46%, and 8th in field goal percentage defense at 33%. 

Prior to ICC, Redeker spent six years in Champaign at Parkland College, where she led the Cobras to three Region XXIV titles and advanced to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament three times.  Each of those national appearances earned the team respectable finishes of third (2010-11), sixth (2009-10), and fourth (2008-09).  In seven years at the junior college level, Redeker has a 185-49 overall record (.790 winning percentage) and has won at least 20 games in each season.  She has coached six NJCAA All-Americans (Chanta Wright, Lindsay Lenon, Caitlin Cody, Ashley Timmerman, Hannah Ohl, and Heidi McKean) and two NJCAA Academic All-Americans (Amanda Boyd & Ana Deters) and has moved 24 players to play basketball at a variety of four-year schools. 

Before roaming the college sidelines, Redeker served as the girls’ basketball coach at Unity High School (Tolono) from 1999-2007, where the Rockets earned a 158-62 record and won five regional titles.  In addition to coaching at Unity and Parkland, she spent 19 years as an elementary teacher (1999-2013) in the Tolono Unity and Casey Westfield school districts, teaching third, fourth, and fifth graders. 

Redeker played collegiately at Southern Illinois-Carbondale where she was a four-year letter winner. During her time at SIUC, she helped lead the Salukis to a Gateway Conference Title and two NCAA appearances.  Redeker was an Honorable Mention All-Gateway Conference selection in 1992 and is second all-time for 3-pointers made in a career at SIUC.  She grew up in rural Crescent City, where she is the all-time leading scorer for boys and girls at Crescent-Iroquois High School and her jersey #20 was retired.  She was inducted into the IBCA Hall of Fame in 2005 for her playing career.


Stan Prosser
Assistant Coach

Position:  Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Hometown:  Villa Grove, IL
Experience:  2nd season (2014-15)
Alma Mater:  Eureka College (1975)

With more than 30 years of coaching experience, Stan Prosser begins his second year as an assistant for the women’s basketball team.  Prosser was integral in helping the Cougar post players thrive, both in the paint and on the boards.  Previously at Eureka, Manito-Forman, and Midwest Central (Manito) high schools, he coached boys and girls basketball, as well as volleyball, cross country and track since 1980. A Villa Grove High School basketball star, Prosser graduated in 1975 and moved on to Eureka College. There he continued his basketball legacy eventually entering their Hall of Fame in 1991. He was an Assistant Coach on Eureka College’s Men’s 1993-94 NAIA (D-2) National Championship basketball team that also was inducted into their Hall of Fame.  Now retired from teaching, Prosser and wife Jill live in Goodfield and have three children: Chelsea, who played for Coach Redeker at Parkland College; Jordan, who played at Bradley; and Josh, who participated on the ISU track team.


Dennie Hieronymus
Assistant Coach

Position:  Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Hometown:  Colfax, IL
Experience:  2nd season (2014-15)
Alma Mater:  Illinois State University (1971)

Dennie Hieronymus begins his second season on the ICC women’s basketball staff, specializing in scouting and recruitment. Previously, Hieronymus assisted Coach Redeker for six years while she was at Parkland College.  He began his personal basketball career after starring in three sports at Octavia High School (now Ridgeview High School) at Colfax. Hieronymus then earned degrees from Illinois State (1971) and Central Washington University (1994). As a career Naval Aviation Officer from 1972 to 1992, he held many positions, most notably flying numerous missions in P-3s, C-130s and C-118s; served aboard three aircraft carriers. He also was the Navy recruiter for Officer Programs at five central Illinois universities. Upon retiring from the Navy, he returned to assist with the management of the family farm. Hieronymus resides in Normal and has two adult children, Cara and Ryan.


Greg Martin
Assistant Coach

Position:  Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Hometown:  Washington, IL
Experience:  15th season
Alma Mater:  Eureka College

Assistant Coach Greg Martin is beginning his 15th season as part of the ICC women’s basketball staff.  He began coaching over forty years ago at St. Patrick’s Grade School in Washington, IL.  After teaching for 18 years at the junior high level, Greg moved onto Washington Community High School where he taught in the Social Studies department.  Coach Martin also serves as the JV volleyball coach, JV and varsity coach of both softball and girls’ basketball while at WCHS.  A graduate of Eureka College, Greg retired from teaching at the end of the 2006-07 school year after 38 years in the classroom.  As an assistant coach, Greg’s ability to listen, motivate, and encourage brings out the best of players in their mental approach to perform at greater heights.  His demeanor allows players to relax and achieve the success that is expected in the women’s basketball program at Illinois Central College.  Coach Martin and his wife Barb have been married 43 years; they have two married daughters and five grandchildren.