Joe Kuhn is the head coach at Joliet Junior College. Kuhn has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments while at Joliet including being inducted into the NJCAA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, class of 2017. Kuhn, who is in his 31st season coaching, has led the Wolves to the 2010 NJCAA national championship, seven N4C conference championships, six trips to the national tournament including three national championship appearances, and four final fours. Kuhn, the 2010 NJCAA National Coach of the Year, has amassed an overall JJC record of 454-203 and 478 career wins. He is currently second on the JJC career wins list behind A.A. Fizz Wills.
JJC has won at least 20 games the last 12 seasons, 14 of the last 15, and 15 times in Kuhn's tenure. Kuhn, who has been named District 2 Coach of the Year 6 times, has led the Wolves to the national tournament 6 times (2011, 2010, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1998). Kuhn has coached 15 All-Americans, seven N4C conference players of the year, and 36 all region players at JJC. The Wolves have played in the region championship game 17 of his 20 seasons including 15 in a row, and have won 7 conference crowns (2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2001). Coach Kuhn also has been inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame class of 2015 and the Region IV Hall of Fame in 2013.
Under the direction of Joe Kuhn, the Wolves claimed the 2010 NJCAA Division III National Championship in Delhi, NY with a 94-82 victory over Rochester Community Technical College. JJC advanced to the national championship game two other times under Kuhn. The 2007-08 Wolves finished as the NJCAA national runner-up, falling to North Lake from Dallas, TX in the championship game. In 2004-05, Kuhn and the Wolves advanced to the national championship game. JJC owned a one point lead late in the title game but a three pointer in the closing seconds by Hostos Community College (NY) finished the scoring.
Joe Kuhn, who has been the Region IV Division 3 Basketball Representative since 2002, also serves on the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors. In addition to coaching the Wolves, Kuhn is currently a teacher at Rich East High School, where he has been teaching for the past 25 years. http://www.joekuhnbasketball.com
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