Athletic Department Staff Directory

UIC at a Glance

Area Code (312)
University of Illinois at Chicago Athletic Department
Flames Athletic Center
839 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

Fax: (312) 996-8349

University Administration
Timothy L. Killeen President 217-333-3070
Michael Amiridis Chancellor 413-3350
Athletic Director
Jim Schmidt Athletic Director 996-2695
LaWanda Solomon Assistant to the Athletic Director 996-4639
Faculty Athletics Representatives
Sylvia Furner Athletics Representative 996-5013
Karrie Hamstra-Wright Athletics Representative 413-1890
Rick Harrigan Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations 996-5633
Tonya McGowan Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA 996-3556
Denny Wills Senior Associate Athletic Director 996-2032
Bill Thomas Associate Athletic Director of Finance 996-8523
Eric Phillips Associate Athletic Director for Communications 355-0716
Development & Advancement
Andrew Haring Associate Athletic Director for Development 996-2042
Katie Piszczor Associate Director for Development 996-5874
Shannon Norkus Director of Compliance 413-9745
Academic Services
Sam Rush Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Services 413-4303
Anthony L. Binion II Assistant Director 996-8306
Luis Silva Assistant Director 996-5011
Corporate Partnerships
Greg Carney Director of Corporate Partnerships 996-2221
Sarah Lichtenberg Sales and Marketing Assistant 996-2957
Ryan Ptak Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing & Game Promotions 413-1911
Kyle Decker Assistant Director of Marketing & Tickets 355-1330
Bill Bavirsha Associate Athletic Director/Director of Facilities 996-3555
Richard Grinage Assistant Athletic Director/Camps and Clinics 413-3432
Phil Ross Assistant Facilities Director 996-1921
Tony Senkevicius Aquatics Director 996-1996
Mitchell George Event Administrator 996-1959
UIC Pavilion
Kevin Scheibler Director of UIC Pavilion 413-5773
Bill Colwell Events Administrator, Production 413-5775
Sports Medicine
Mike Gilmartin Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine - Men's Basketball 996-5787
Pat Donovan Associate Athletic Trainer - Baseball 996-8655
Bryan Yonka Assistant Athletic Trainer - Men's Soccer 996-9737
Nicole Graham Assistant Athletic Trainer - Women's Basketball 996-2043
Samantha Boland Assistant Athletic Trainer - Volleyball 413-0583
Mark Hutchinson Team Doctor
Terry Nicola Team Doctor
Equipment Operations
Darren Kent Equipment Manager 996-3131
Athletic Communications
Eric Phillips Associate Athletic Director for Communications (Main Contact for Athletics, Women's Basketball, Baseball) 355-0716
Brad Taylor Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Men's Basketball, Volleyball, Women's Golf) 413-9340
Laura White Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball) 996-5880
TBA Athletic Communications Assistant (Women's Tennis, Women's Gymnastics and Cross Country)
TBA Athletic Communications Assistant (Swimming & Diving and Track and Field)
TBA Athletic Communications Student Assistant (Men's Tennis and Men's Gymnastics)
Strength & Conditioning
Nick Zostautas Head Coach 413-5304
Eric Guthrie Assistant Coach 355-0707
Chris McMillian Director of Player Performance 996-8336
Ticket Operations
Nate Downing Director of Season Ticket Sales 996-5324
Adam Comito-Johnston Senior Account Executive 355-0451
Nestor Rico Community Assist Coordinator 996-1238
Mike Dee Head Coach 996-8645
Sean McDermott Associate Head Coach 355-1757
John Flood Assistant Coach 355-2973
Jack Lupo Volunteer Assistant Coach 413-8551
Cindy Nelson Chicago Youth Baseball Initiative 413-8551
TBA Director of Baseball Operations 413-8551
TBA Operations and Video Coordinator 413-8551
Men's Basketball
Steve McClain Head Coach 996-2409
Ron Coleman Assistant Coach 413-5303
Brendan Mullins Assistant Coach 996-5010
Deon Thomas Assistant Coach 996-8335
Jeremy Buttell Director of Basketball Operations 996-2409
Chris McMillian Director of Player Performance 996-8336
Phil Gaul 355-1544
Women's Basketball
Regina Miller Head Coach 355-1359
Frozena Jerro Assistant Coach 996-7998
Eric Simpson Assistant Coach 413-7579
Martin Henry Director of Basketball Operations 413-3005
Lourdes Gonzales Administrative Assistant 355-1359
Eric Guthrie Strength & Conditioning Coach 355-0707
Men's & Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Jim Knoedel Head Coach 996-8644
Gabe Rivera Assistant Coach 413-2730
Women's Golf
Carol Rhoades Head Coach 355-0563
Garrett Chaussard Volunteer Assistant Coach 355-0563
Men's Gymnastics
Charley Nelson Head Coach 996-5614
Women's Gymnastics
Peter Jansson Co-Head Coach 996-3557
Mary Jansson Co-Head Coach 996-3557
Men's Soccer
Sean Phillips Head Coach 996-6755
Aleksey Korol Assistant Coach 996-6999
Minos Vlamakis Assistant Coach 996-7198
Ross Cain Volunteer Assistant Coach
Women's Soccer
Brian Rigby Head Coach 996-3576
Julie Colhoff Assistant Coach 413-5163
Jamie Forbes Assistant Coach 355-5173
Michelle Venturella Head Coach 355-2775
Roya St. Clair Assistant Coach 355-2391
TBA Assistant Coach 413-5305
Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving
Tim Loeffler Head Coach 996-2255
Mike Tubb Assistant Coach 413-0426
Susan Bromberg Diving Coach 413-9801
Men's Tennis
Hans Neufeld Head Coach 996-2140
Women's Tennis
Shannon Tully Head Coach 355-0866
Katie Schumacher-Cawley Head Coach 996-2056
Ellen Yopchick Assistant Coach 996-3876
Josh Wielebnicki Assistant Coach 996-2498
Spirit Groups
Lindsey Lococo Spirit Coordinator/Head Dancing Flames Coach 355-0450
Ronnie Pedroza Head Cheerleading Coach 355-0450
Pep Band
Nick Carlson Director 996-5307