JOLIET JC PRE-SEASON CONDITIONING PROGRAMby Joe Kuhn
THIS COURSE IS DEVELOPING DURING THIS PRE-SEASON ... KEEP CHECKING BACK TO GET THE UPDATES!
In this course, I will be sharing with you our pre-season conditioning program as it develops this season. My goal is to get our players in the best cardiovascular condition as possible in the pre-season. I believe that players are able to practice at a much higher level and make fewer mental mistakes when they are in great shape.
Our conditioning program is mentally tough which I feel has been a big part of our success over the years.
Erik Walton, Former Joliet Player, and Illinois Ambush Coach. "Only the strong will survive. If you are weak mentally you will not be ready for the demands it puts on you. Former players call September HELL MONTH for a reason. This is the toughest conditioning program I've ever been through. Best of my college career, hands down! Better than 4-year schools. I use it now and my players hate it but come back and thank me later.
Head Basketball Coach Joliet Junior College
Over 500 Career Wins
NJCAA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, 2017
Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, 2015
2010 NJCAA National Champion
2010 National Coach of the Year
NJCAA Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors, 2nd Vice-President
Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors
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.