CHICAGO—The Illinois Institute of Know-how athletic department is psyched to announce the advertising of Marc Colwell and Usha Gilmore to Co-Interim Director of Athletics. In addition to their roles as Co-Interim Director of Athletics, Colwell will continue on to direct the men’s soccer application though Gilmore will provide as coordinator of compliance and senior woman administrator.

Colwell assumed the co-interim director of athletics position right after getting the athletic department’s associate director of athletics for functions, a placement he held considering the fact that September 2018. His administrative obligations for the Scarlet Hawks began in Could 2012 when he was named assistant director of athletics. The South Bend, Indiana indigenous will embark on his 11th in general yr at Illinois Tech in 2020-21. He led the Scarlet Hawks women’s soccer method for four seasons (2010-2013) just before he took more than the men’s plan in 2013. Colwell attained his bachelor’s diploma from Indiana College in 1995.

“Being named to help immediate athletics at Illinois Tech is the two an honor and a obstacle in these unsure moments as we look for means to give sports activities opportunities in a safe and rewarding way,” reported Colwell. “I take pleasure in the self-assurance demonstrated by President Alan Cramb in appointing me as interim co-director of athletics. I want to thank Joe Hakes for his mentorship and aid in excess of the very last 6 yrs.”

Gilmore arrived to Illinois Tech in 2013-14 as the head women’s basketball mentor/affiliate director of athletics for services and compliance, a part she held through the 2019-20 season. The Moncks Corner, South Carolina indigenous adopted that with a 5-month stint as Illinois Tech affiliate director of athletics for facilities and compliance/senior girl administrator prior to she assumed co-interim director of athletics responsibilities. Gilmore arrived to Illinois Tech immediately after 10 seasons as an assistant women’s basketball mentor that bundled stops at College of Illinois, Niagara, Southern Polytechnic Point out, Davidson, Longwood, Southern Illinois and Wagner.

Gilmore was a 4-year member of the women’s basketball program at Rutgers College, where by she obtained a bachelor of science diploma in sociology with a small in african-american studies in 2000. She was a 3rd-spherical pick of the Indiana Fever in the 2000 WNBA Draft.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to assume the co-interim director of athletics situation following serving the department in multiple capacities,” mentioned Gilmore. “This upcoming yr will be something no one has ever skilled, which makes for a unique and fun scenario to walk into.”Co-Interim Director of Athletics.jpg