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Donnie Denson head coach women's basketballDonnie Denson


A native of the Peoria area, Donnie Denson has worked at KCC for the past 25 years, and is proud to call Kankakee home.

Being employed by the college has brought about many positive experiences over the years for Denson. This is the 25th  season he has been associated with the women’s basketball team in some capacity. He was an assistant coach of the Lady Cavaliers from 1997 until being named head coach for the 2000-01 season.

Over the last 18 seasons with Denson at the helm, the Lady Cavaliers have compiled a 441-128 record, and a winning percentage of .775. He has continued to build upon the program's history of success, and the Cavaliers have won the Region IV championship 21 times in the last 27 years.

Denson came to KCC as a Fitness Center specialist and athletic trainer in 1992, and is currently the assistant athletic director.

Denson graduated from Farmington East High School in Farmington. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eureka College. He resides in Kankakee with his wife, Deb, and their son, David.