Uitermarkt Completes Women's Basketball Staff

June 13, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State head women's basketball coach Barb Smith announced Mark Uitermarkt as the coordinator of basketball operations Thursday. Uitermarkt completes the women's basketball staff.

"Mark has many years of great experience in championship programs in the Midwest, from Michigan to Missouri State and is known in basketball for his strong work ethic, enthusiasm, loyalty and his ability to master any task," Smith said. "He is very familiar with the Missouri Valley Conference, and I could not be more thrilled to have Mark as part of the staff."

Uitermarkt has nine years of Division I women's basketball experience and also coached at the Division III level for one season.

"I am thankful to Coach Smith and the great staff at Illinois State for the opportunity to join the Redbird family," Uitermarkt said. "I am also excited to be back in the Missouri Valley Conference, and look forward to continuing the tradition of success in women's basketball at Illinois State."

For the past eight seasons, Uitermarkt was the administrative specialist and operations and video coordinator for the Michigan women's basketball team and was responsible for operational and administrational assistance. His main tasks included working with team technology, assisting in on-campus recruiting, helping in summer basketball camp coordination, film breakdown for scouting, and breakdown of game film for team and individual players.

Also at Michigan, Uitermarkt assisted in the two year design and construction project of the William Davidson Player Development Center and Crisler Arena renovation project. With the Wolverines, he also worked with various other offices within the athletic department.

Uitermarkt returns to the Valley for the second time, as he served as the director of basketball operations at Missouri State for two seasons. The 2000-01 Lady Bears advanced to the NCAA Final Four and Uitermarkt was involved in all operational tasks for the nationally recognized team.



As a coach, Uitermarkt has eight years of experience between the collegiate and high school levels.

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