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Ralph Hodge
Ralph Hodge

Ralph Hodge Coach
Title:Head Coach, Men's Basketball
Hometown: Mt. Zion, Ill.
High School:Mount Zion
College:Olivet Nazarene University (B.A., '75) (M.A.E., '96)
Family:Wife: Janice; Children: Scott, Kurt, and Kellie; Grandchildren: Paxton
  
Phone:815-939-5124
Email:rhodge@olivet.edu

Education: 

  • Olivet Nazarene University - Bachelor of Science: Physical Education (1975) 
  • Olivet Nazarene University - Master of Education (1996)  

Professional Experience: 

  • Olivet Nazarene University, Head Men’s Basketball Coach/Assistant Professor (1979-present) 
  • Alwood High School (Woodhull, Ill.) – Head Boy’s Basketball coach (1976-1979) 
  • Olivet Nazarene University, Men's Basketball Graduate Assistant (1975-1976) 

Professional Associations: 

  • National Association of Basketball Coaches 
  • Illinois Basketball Coaches Association   

Record:  

Career Coaching Record 

  

  

  

  

Wins 

Losses 

Percentage 

2013-2014 

16 

13 

.552 

2012-2013 

18 

13 

.581 

2011-2012 

19 

12 

.613 

2010-2011 

21 

12 

.636 

2009-2010 

19 

11 

.633 

2008-2009 

16 

15 

.516 

2007-2008 

17 

15 

.531 

2006-2007 

19 

10 

.655 

2005-2006 

23 

11 

.676 

2004-2005 

20 

12 

.625 

2003-2004 

15 

16 

.484 

2002-2003 

23 

14 

.622 

2001-2002 

27 

9 

.750 

2000-2001 

22 

11 

.667 

1999-2000 

30 

9 

.769 

1998-1999 

28 

9 

.757 

1997-1998 

28 

9 

.757 

1996-1997 

21 

13 

.618 

1995-1996 

20 

14 

.588 

1994-1995 

21 

15 

.583 

1993-1994 

26 

8 

.765 

1992-1993 

23 

10 

.697 

1991-1992 

25 

11 

.694 

1990-1991 

22 

13 

.629 

1989-1990 

26 

10 

.722 

1988-1989 

22 

9 

.710 

1987-1988 

19 

17 

.528 

1986-1987 

12 

19 

.387 

1985-1986 

15 

18 

.455 

1984-1985 

15 

13 

.536 

1983-1984 

19 

10 

.655 

1982-1983 

9 

17 

.346 

1981-1982 

14 

13 

.519 

1980-1981 

20 

9 

.690 

1979-1980 

15 

13 

.536 

Totals  

705 

433 

.620 

Awards and Recognition: 

Hall of Fame Inductions: 

  • NAIA Hall of Fame (2013), first from Olivet Nazarene University to receive honor 
  • ONU Athletics Hall of Fame (2014, coach/1988, athlete) 
  • Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2004) 
  • Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Inductee (2002) 
  • NAIA Charles A. Kriegel Award for coach sportsmanship (2002) 

As a Coach:  

  • 3rd winningest active coach in NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball 
  • NAIA National Tournament appearances  (2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989) 
  • NAIA Fab Four (2000) 
  • NAIA Elite Eight (2006, 2003, 2002) 
  • Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference 
    • Regular Season Championships  (2006, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1989) 
    • Tournament Championships  (2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995)  
     
  • Nine-time CCAC Coach of the Year 
  • Recorded 30 winning seasons, 25 seasons of 20-plus wins, and 15 straight from 1989-2003 
  • 16 NAIA All-Americans (including honorable mention) 
  • 86 CCAC All-Conference players 
  • 24 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes 
  • Hodge has been a part of 1,293 of the 1,492 games in school history (.866). 

As a player:  

  • NAIA Honorable Mention All-American (1975) 
  • NCCAA All-American (1975) 
  • Finished career in top 20 of Tiger’s all-time list in six categories.  
  • He holds the single-season record for both free-throws made (213) and free-throw percentage (.906). 
  • His No. 20 is retired by the University. 

Coaching Philosophy: 

“The real story of Tiger basketball is the players; they are the real heroes of this program." 

Personal Information: 

Hodge and his wife, Janice, have three children: two sons, Scott and Kurt, and one daughter Kellie. Scott and his wife, Erin, have a son, Paxton, and reside in Florida. Kurt and his wife, Jenni, reside in the Kansas City area. Kellie also resides in the Kansas City area. Ralph and Janice reside in Bourbonnais.