Friday, May 24, 2013
The Parkland College Athletics Department recently named Mike Lindemann as its new Women’s Basketball Coach. Lindemann served as an assistant coach to former Head Coach Karrie Redeker before her departure for Illinois Central College in April.
Prior to coming to Parkland in 2008, Lindemann was the head girls basketball coach at Champaign Central High School for six years, where he compiled a record of 90-57. He also was the varsity boys coach at University High School for three years and coached Amateur Athletic Union basketball for four years. He is currently co-owner of Body ‘n Sole Sports and co-director of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. Lindemann and his wife, Liz, have three daughters: Laura, Allie, and Rachel.
Lindemann has selected his two assistants. Former Monticello and Salt Fork Head Coach David Ellars will serve as the new associate head coach. Ellars will handle many of the administrative duties and will coordinate summer camps as well as the junior/senior high school summer leagues hosted at Parkland. In addition, current Assistant Coach Bill Dobrik will remain on the staff after serving as an assistant the previous two seasons; he will be the Cobras’ recruiting coordinator while also assisting with practices and scouting.
“I am extremely pleased to have Mike as the new head coach of the Cobras,” Parkland Athletic Director Rod Lovett said of the selection. “He has incredible knowledge of the game, is highly respected by his players and peers, and will do an excellent job developing players at Parkland. We pinpointed Mike early on as a potential replacement, but with his busy schedule at Body ‘n Sole and with his responsibilities with the Illinois Marathon, it was important for us to get a staff in place to assist him with the job. Retaining Coach Dobrik and adding Coach Ellars was essential in making this work.
“Losing Karrie was a momentary setback, but I feel getting Mike to replace her will allow us to continue the success the Cobra Women’s Basketball program has achieved for the past several years.”