Women’s Basketball Coaches
Coach Jonathan Denney brings over 25 years of experience to the coaching staff. He spent 9 years as a boys’ varsity assistant coach (Livingston High School and Civic Memorial High School) and spent 13 years developing the Civic Memorial (Bethalto, IL) girls basketball program into one of the top programs in the state of Illinois. Coach Denney’s teams were the most successful teams in Civic Memorial school history. His teams won 7 regional titles, 2 sectional titles, 7 conference titles, and 2 Elite 8 appearances. Coach Denney left Civic Memorial as the all-time leader in wins with a record of 300-120. In 2018 he began the Southern Illinois Hawks/Blue Star AAU organization that includes 12u through 17u teams. His teams travel all over competing in some of the best showcase tournament events in the country, while preparing for and sending players to the next level.
Coach Denney graduated with an Associate’s degree from SWIC. He played two years for hall of fame coach Jay Harrington and was an Academic All American. He finished his academic and basketball career at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration. He and his wife, Karrie, have a daughter (Kaitlyn) and twin sons (Kameron and Kaleb).