JD Gravina

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Western Illinois University

Experience

2011 – Present: Head Coach, Western Illinois University

2007 – 2011: Head Coach, Quincy University

2005 – 2007: Head Coach, McPherson College

Education

2007: Emporia State University, Masters, Health, Physical Education and Recreation

2002: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Masters, Economics

2000: William Jewel College, Bachelors, Mathematics and Computer Science

Personal

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Family: Meredith (Wife) & Maryn, Dominic, Miller (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Wins
270

Career Division I Record
170-161 (.514)

20+ Win Seasons (6)
2017-18, 2016-17, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08

Winning Seasons (10)
2019-20, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07

Power Five Wins (2)
Big Ten, Pac-12

Conference Regular Season Championships (3)
2016-17 Summit League & 2010-11, 2008-09 GLVC

Conference Tournament Championships (1)
2016-17 Summit League

NCAA Tournament Berths (4)
2016-17, 2010-11, 2008-09, 2007-08

Other Post-Season Berths (2)
2017-18 (WNIT), 2015-16 (WBI)

Conference Coach of the Year (3)
2016-17 Summit League & 2008-09, 2010-11 GLVC

016-17 Summit League Coach of the Year

Has led Western Illinois to a 170-161 (.514) overall record, two 22+ win seasons, and three post-season berths (one NCAA Tournament), rebuilding a program that had not had a winning season during the five seasons prior to his arrival

In 2017-18, guided WIU to the first win over a nationally ranked opponent (#18 Stanford) in program history

In 2016-17, led WIU to the most single-season (26) wins in program history, first Summit League Regular Season Championship in 11 seasons, and first Summit League Tournament Championship in 22 seasons

In 2015-16, led WIU to the first post-season (WBI) win in program history

Has guided WIU to the eight highest scoring seasons in program history, including a scoring offense that ranked in the top-25 nationally in 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, and 2013-14

WIU ranked t-5th nationally in 2021-22, 18th in 2020-21, 4th in 2019-20, 1st in 2018-19, and 2nd in 2017-18 in the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll

As WIU’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached 29 Summit League All-Conference Team selections, as well as two Players of the Year and three Freshman/Newcomers of the Year

From 2007 to 2011, led Quincy to a 93-28 (.769) overall record, two GLVC Regular Season Championships, and three NCAA Tournament berths

Head Coach Record