Jill Hutchison

Class of 2009

  • Coached at Illinois State for 28 seasons, earning 428 wins and guiding ISU to three NCAA tournaments and six WNIT appearances
  • First president of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in 1982; became a three-time President of the Association
  • Received the Carol Eckman Award from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in 1992
  • For 21 consecutive semesters, Hutchison’s team held a GPA of 3.0 and had a 100% graduation rate for players completing eligibility
  • Three-time Rawlings Missouri Valley Coach of the Year
  • Chaired the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s five-year planning committee as well as the basketball rules committee
  • Testified at the United States Congressional Hearings on Title IX
  • Head coach of the gold medalist 1983 USA World University Games Team and 1978 USA COPABA Junior Tournament Team
  • Director of the first AIAW National Basketball Championship in 1972