Judson Hires Condill as New Men's Basketball Coach

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Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report

Judson College athletic director Steve Burke announced Tuesday the hiring of Jim Condill as head men's basketball coach.

Condill, who brings over 30 years of coaching experience to the college, becomes the 15th coach in the program's 36-year history.

"We are tremendously excited about Jim Condill joining our coaching staff at Judson College," said Burke. "Jim can be the one to elevate our men's basketball program to the level of success that we really want to achieve. The qualities that Jim brings in terms of his knowledge of the game, coaching contacts, and overall basketball sense are outstanding."

The 53-year old Condill comes to Judson after most recently serving as an assistant coach at Kishwaukee Junior College for two years (1998-2000). With the Kougars, Condill was part of back-to- back 22-win seasons with a nationally ranked team and NJCAA National Tournament participant.

Condill's most notable experience is his six-year stint (1993- 98) as head boys basketball coach at Crystal Lake Central High School. During that time, Condill led Crystal Lake Central to four straight 20-win seasons and three consecutive Fox Valley Conference championships.

In 1996-97, Condill's team finished 28-2, the best record in the school's 75-year history. The Tigers were sectional finalists and ranked 15th in the state, the program's first-ever state ranking. In six years at Crystal Lake Central, Condill compiled a 109-32 overall record and four regional championships.

Condill's teaching and high school coaching career stated at Cary-Grove High School, where he spent 14 years (1970-84) prior to moving to Crystal Lake Central.

Over the past 31 years at the two high schools, Condill has also been a teacher, held other various coaching positions and been a sponsor of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. At both Cary Grove and Crystal Lake Central, Condill brought respect and stability to struggling boys basketball programs.

Condill received his bachelor's degree in physical education and his masters degree in health education from Southern Illinois University where he was a member of the Salukis men's basketball team. …