Basketball (Women) – Coaching Staff
Coach Karrie Redeker joined ICC in May of 2013 as Women’s Basketball Head Coach. Previously she coached six years for Parkland College (Champaign, IL). While at Parkland, Redeker led the Cobras to three Region 24 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). Redeker’s teams have compiled an overall record of 158-45.
She also served as girls’ basketball coach at Unity High School (Tolono) from 1999-2007, where the Rockets earned a 158-62 record and won five regional titles. Redeker played collegiately as an undergrad at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where she was a four-year letter winner.
During her time playing at SIUC, she helped advance the Salukis to a Gateway Conference Title and two NCAA appearances. Redeker was an Honorable Mention All-Gateway Conference selection in 1992 and is the career leader in three-pointers made at the college. She grew up in rural Crescent City, where she still holds the all-time leading scorer for boys and girls at Crescent-Iroquois High School.
In 2005, Redeker was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She also earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Eastern Illinois University. Karrie brings a wealth of coaching experience to ICC and is familiar with our region as well as the national tournament experience, with three trips to nationals in the past six years.
We are very excited not only to welcome Karrie to the ICC family but also to watch her in action as she leads the Cougars to a winning season.
With more than 30 years of coaching experience, Stan Prosser joined the ICC women’s basketball coaching staff this season. 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. They have three children: Chelsea, who played for Coach Redeker at Parkland College; Jordan, a senior at Bradley and a starter on the basketball team; and Josh, a junior at ISU and varsity high jumper on the track team.
Assistant Coach, Dennie Hieronymus, joins the ICC women’s basketball staff this season 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.
Assistant Coach Greg Martin is beginning his 14th 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 eighteen years at the junior high school level, Greg moved on to Washington Community High School where he taught in the Social Studies Department. Coach Martin also served as the JV volleyball coach, JV and varsity girls basketball coach, and as the JV and varsity softball coach while at WCHS.
A graduate of Eureka College, Greg retired from teaching at the end of the 2006-07 school year after spending 38 years in the classroom. As an assistant coach, Greg’s ability to 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 for 42 years. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.