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Lincoln Christian College introduces new
men's basketball coach
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[JUNE 24, 2004]  Jim Corrona has signed on to be the new men's basketball coach at Lincoln Christian College. Coach Corrona brings to the program over 35 years of head coaching experience at both high school and collegiate levels. He will also serve as student services director.

"We are very pleased that Jim has accepted this position," said Kevin Crawford, the LCC athletic director. "We believe that Jim brings a level of maturity and experience to the program that will help us as we progress in becoming a member of the NCAA III."

Corrona started his coaching responsibilities in Lincoln this June by hosting a junior high and high school basketball camp for boys.

Successful stints in southern Illinois allowed him to team up with his players to garner over 400 wins at the high school level.

In eight years of coaching at Cincinnati Bible College, Corrona accumulated over 150 wins and had several regional championships, sectional finals and conference championships. Three times he led his team to the national championships, where his teams finished fifth twice and seventh once.


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He has also coached internationally, taking three all-star teams overseas to Helsinki, Finland; Warsaw, Poland; and Moscow, Russia.

"I have really been blessed with not only talented players, but dedicated players as well," he says. "I have just been a small part of their success."

Corrona comes to LCC from Effingham High School with his wife, Gussy. He also has three grown children. He has a bachelor's degree in teaching from Eastern Illinois University.

[LCC news release
from Kevin Crawford, athletic director]

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