Dave Basan is in his second season on the Illinois State baseball staff and will serve as the team's student manager.
Originally from Kentland, Ind., Basan spent 2004 as an assistant coach at Kankakee Community College, as KCC set the school record for wins with 45.
Basan was an honorable mention Heart of America Athletic Conference pitcher at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., before injuries cut his career short.
Basan is the father of two girls, Kaleigh (10) and Kelcie (8). He resides in Normal with his two girls and is pursuing his bachelor's degree in industrial technology education from Illinois State.