John Groce Out As Illini Head Coach
3/11/2017 - CHAMPAIGN (WICS/WRSP) - After five years as the head coach of the Illinois Men's Basketball team, John Groce has been relieved of his duties. Groce compiled a 95-75 (37-53) record. The Fighting Illini only made one NCAA tournament during Groce's tenure, it was the 2012-13 season. Assistant Coach Jamall Walker will serve as Interim Head Coach. Athletic Director Josh Whitman will begin a nation wide search for a new coach immediately.