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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
Robert Easter President 217-330-2070  
Paula Allen-Meares Vice President and Chancellor 413-3350 pameares@uic.edu
Athletic Director
Jim Schmidt Athletic Director 996-2695 jschmidt@uic.edu
LaWanda Solomon Assistant to the Athletic Director 996-4639 wandas@uic.edu
Faculty Athletics Representatives
Sylvia Furner Athletics Representative 996-5013 sefurner@uic.edu
Karrie Hamstra-Wright Athletics Representative 413-1890 khamst1@uic.edu
Administration
Rick Harrigan Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations 996-5633 rickhar@uic.edu
Tonya McGowan Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA 996-3556 tmcgowan@uic.edu
Denny Wills Senior Associate Athletic Director 996-2032 dwills@uic.edu
Bill Thomas Associate Athletic Director of Finance 996-8523 wthomas9@uic.edu
Eric Phillips Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations 355-0716 ericp@uic.edu
Development & Advancement
Andrew Haring Associate Athletic Director for Development 996-2042 aharing@uic.edu
Katie Kozak Assistant Director for Development & Special Events 996-5874 kkozak4@uic.edu
Compliance
Shannon Norkus Director of Compliance 413-9745 sbrett@uic.edu
Academic Services
Sam Rush Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Services 413-4303 samrush@uic.edu
Anthony L. Binion II Assistant Director 996-8306 albinion@uic.edu
Luis Silva Assistant Director 996-5011 lsilva1@uic.edu
Alexandria Warner Academic Services Assistant 413-1064 awarne5@uic.edu
Corporate Partnerships
Patrick Cogan Director of Corporate Partnerships 996-2221 pcogan@uic.edu
Sarah Lichtenberg Sales and Marketing Assistant 996-2957 slicht6@uic.edu
Marketing
Ryan Ptak Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing & Game Promotions 413-1911 ryanptak@uic.edu
Kyle Decker Assistant Director of Marketing & Tickets 355-1330 kdecker2@uic.edu
Facilities
Bill Bavirsha Associate Athletic Director/Director of Facilities 996-3555 sparky@uic.edu
Richard Grinage Assistant Athletic Director/Camps and Clinics 413-5300 rgrinage@uic.edu 
Phil Ross Assistant Facilities Director 413-5300 philross81@gmail.com
Tony Senkevicius Aquatics Director 996-1996 pool.uicathletics@gmail.com
Mitchell George Event Administrator 996-1959 gym.uicathletics@gmail.com
UIC Pavilion
Kevin Scheibler Director of UIC Pavilion 413-5773 kevins@uic.edu
Bill Colwell Events Administrator, Production 413-5775 bcolwell@uic.edu
Sports Medicine
Mike Gilmartin Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine - Men's Basketball 996-5787 mjgil@uic.edu
Pat Donovan Associate Athletic Trainer - Baseball 996-8655 pdonoc1@uic.edu
Bryan Yonka Assistant Athletic Trainer - Men's Soccer 996-9737 yonka@uic.edu
Nicole Graham Assistant Athletic Trainer - Women's Basketball 996-2043 nicoleg@uic.edu
Samantha Boland Assistant Athletic Trainer - Volleyball 996-2043 sboland@uic.edu
Andrea Chilcote Athletic Training Assistant - Women's Soccer 996-2043 chilcote@uic.edu
Jackie Walsh Athletic Training Assistant - Softball 996-2043 jkwalsh2@uic.edu
Mark Hutchinson Team Doctor    
Terry Nicola Team Doctor    
Kathryn Kropski NovaCare Outreach - M/W Gymnastics 996-2043 kkropski@selectmedical.com
Equipment Operations
Darren Kent Equipment Manager 996-3131 dkent@uic.edu
Athletic Communications
Mike Laninga Director of Athletic Communications (Main Contact for Athletics, Men's Basketball, Baseball) 996-5881 mlaninga@uic.edu
Brad Taylor Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Golf) 413-9340 bctaylor@uic.edu
Laura White Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Men's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Softball) 996-5880 lwhite88@uic.edu
Jennifer Zoellick Athletic Communications Assistant (Women's Soccer, Women's Gymnastics and Cross Country) 996-5881 jennz@uic.edu
Chris Hopkins Athletic Communications Assistant (Swimming & Diving and Track and Field) 996-5881 chrishopkins44@yahoo.com
Jenny Cklamovski Athletic Communications Student Assistant (Men's Tennis and Men's Gymnastics) 996-5881 jcklam2@uic.edu
Strength & Conditioning
Nick Zostautas Head Coach 413-5304 nickz@uic.edu
Eric Guthrie Assistant Coach 413-5304 eguthr2@uic.edu
Ticket Operations
Nate Downing Director of Season Ticket Sales 996-5324 ndowni2@uic.edu
Adam Comito-Johnston Senior Account Executive 355-0451 ajohns87@uic.edu
Nestor Rico Community Assist Coordinator 996-1238 nrico2@uic.edu
Baseball
Mike Dee Head Coach 996-8645 mdee@uic.edu
Sean McDermott Associate Head Coach 355-1757 smac@uic.edu
John Flood Assistant Coach 355-2973 jflood1@uic.edu
Jack Lupo Volunteer Assistant Coach 413-8551  
Cindy Nelson Chicago Youth Baseball Initiative 413-8551 cpnelson@uic.edu
Andy Leonard Director of Baseball Operations 413-8551 aleona3@uic.edu
Harry Kammholz Operations and Video Coordinator 413-8551 hkammh2@uic.edu
Men's Basketball
Howard Moore Head Coach    
Stew Robinson Assistant Coach 413-5303 stew@uic.edu
Deon Thomas Assistant Coach 996-8335 deon@uic.edu
Jeremy Buttell Assistant Coach 996-2409 jbutte3@uic.edu
Phil Gaul Director of Basketball Operations 996-8336 pgaul2@uic.edu
Matt Saey Director of Player Development 996-5010 matts@uic.edu
Robo Kreps Graduate Manager 996-8336 rkreps2@uic.edu
Women's Basketball
Regina Miller Head Coach 355-1359 lourdesg@uic.edu
Frozena Jerro Assistant Coach 996-7998 fjerro@uic.edu
Eric Simpson Assistant Coach 413-7579 coaches@uic.edu
Tiffany Sardin Assistant Coach 996-6386 tsardin@uic.edu
Martin Henry Director of Basketball Operations 413-3005 mhenry23@uic.edu
Lourdes Gonzales Administrative Assistant 355-1359 lourdesg@uic.edu
Men's & Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
Jim Knoedel Head Coach 996-8644 jknoedel@uic.edu
Gabe Rivera Assistant Coach 996-8644 griver8@uic.edu
Women's Golf
Carol Rhoades Head Coach TBA crhoades@uic.edu
Garrett Chaussard Volunteer Assistant Coach TBA garrettchaussard@gmail.com
Men's Gymnastics
Charley Nelson Head Coach 996-5614 cnelso4@uic.edu
Women's Gymnastics
Peter Jansson Co-Head Coach 996-3557 pjansson@uic.edu
Mary Jansson Co-Head Coach 996-3557 pjansson@uic.edu
Catherine Dion Assistant Coach 996-3557 cdion2@uic.edu
Men's Soccer
Sean Phillips Head Coach 996-6755 sephill@uic.edu
Aleksey Korol Assistant Coach 996-6999 korol@uic.edu
Minos Vlamakis Assistant Coach 996-7198 minos@uic.edu
Ross Cain Volunteer Assistant Coach    
Women's Soccer
Brian Rigby Head Coach 996-3576 rigby@uic.edu
Julie Colhoff Assistant Coach 413-5163 jcolhoff@uic.edu
Jamie Forbes Assistant Coach 355-5173 jamief@uic.edu
Softball
Michelle Venturella Head Coach 355-2775 mventure@uic.edu
Eileen Canney Linnehan Assistant Coach 413-5305 ecanney@uic.edu
Becky Marx Keogh Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 355-2391 rkeogh@uic.edu
Teresa Aguilar Volunteer Assistant Coach    
Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving
Tim Loeffler Head Coach 996-2255 timloe@uic.edu
Mike Tubb Assistant Coach 413-0426 mtubb@uic.edu
Susan Bromberg Diving Coach 413-9801 bromberg@uic.edu
Men's Tennis
Hans Neufeld Head Coach 996-2140 hneufeld@uic.edu
Women's Tennis
Shannon Tully Head Coach 355-0866 stully@uic.edu
Jana Knoppe Volunteer Assistant Coach    
Volleyball
Katie Schumacher-Cawley Head Coach 996-2056 katies@uic.edu
Ellen Yopchick Assistant Coach 996-3876 ellenh@uic.edu
Josh Wielebnicki Assistant Coach 996-2498 joshw@uic.edu
Dance
Lindsey Lococo Spirit Coordinator/Head Dancing Flames Coach 355-0450 uicdance@gmail.com
Cheerleading
Ronnie Pedroza Head Cheerleading Coach 413-1911 uicdance@gmail.com
Pep Band
Nick Carlson Director 996-5307 carlsonn@uic.edu

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