Hayden Hoerdemann | Assistant Coach
In 2016-17, Hayden Hoerdemann is in his first year as a graduate assistant at Illinois Wesleyan.
Hoerdemann played his first three college seasons at Division I Western Michigan before transferring to Division III Ripon.
At Western Michigan he averaged 2.3 points in 41 career games. As a freshman he scored 75 of his 95 career points and notched a career-high 18 points against Northern Illinois, including going 4-of-6 from 3-point range.
As a senior at Ripon (2014-15), he scored 4.2 points with 2.6 rebounds in 14 games, playing 17.3 minutes per game.
Hoerdemann worked in 2015-16 at Impact Basketball Prep Academy in Las Vegas. Impact Basketball is a premiere destination for pro, college and high school players, international teams, and student athletes all levels. Hoerdemann was a head post-graduate coach, a player development assistant and coached more than 35 games against some of the top junior colleges in the nation, as well as other top prep schools.
Hoerdemann is a native of Bloomington, Ill. and a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He scored 1,711 career points and holds the school's season record for 3-point accuracy (45.0 percent). He averaged in double figures each season with a career best 21 points per game as a senior. In 2011 he was a McDonalds All-American Basketball Team Nominee and named State Farm "Student Male Athlete of the Year". He was an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior and was named to the second team of the Chicago Sun Times Class 2A squads as a sophomore. He also lettered in baseball and soccer and holds the CCHS career soccer record with 82 goals.
He also played on a Peoria AAU team that had an overall record of 109-31 (15U, 16U, 17U) with 10 tournament titles.
A 2015 graduate of Ripon with a degree in business management, Hoerdemann attends Illinois State University as a member of the sport management graduate program.
Andy Etheridge | Assistant Coach
In 2015-16, Andy Etheridge is in his second year as an Illinois Wesleyan assistant.
A 2012 University of Illinois graduate with a bachelor's degree in marketing, Andy served two seasons on the Illinois staff, serving as video coordinator, while also enrolled in the university's master's degree program in educational policy studies.
Etheridge served three years as a student manager for the Fighting Illini basketball program, gaining experience in video as well as on the court.
He previously played basketball four years at Normal Community High School, including two years on the varsity team.
Pat Marino | Assistant Coach
In 2015-16, Pat Marino is in his second season as an Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball assistant.
A 2013 graduate of Loras College, he is a former basketball player for the Duhawks and served as a student assistant for the Loras men's basketball program.