Welcome Prospective Student Athletes and Families!

Governors State University has an active club sports program which includes six teams and plans for launching a competitive intercollegiate athletic program.  If you are interested in becoming a student-athlete at GSU, and would like more information, please complete our prospective student-athlete interest form. Once completed, a member of our team will follow-up with you to answer your questions about joining GSU during this exciting time in our institution’s history.

Anthony Bates, Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach

Bates PhotoAnthony “Tony” Bates is the new Interim Athletic Director and Interim Men’s Head Basketball Coach.  Coach Bates comes to us from St. Xavier University where he was the  Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach for 14 years.  He previously worked as an athletics director and coach at Tabernacle Christian Academy for 15 years.

Coach Bates earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration and marketing from Trinity Christian College (Ill.) in 1988.  In 2013, he earned a master's degree in athletics administration from Northcentral University (Ariz.).  Bates also played basketball at Trinity Christian and was the nation's fifth leading scorer during his sophomore year.

With the gym renovations complete, the Men’s Basketball team will have a full schedule starting this fall and will be playing other colleges and universities from the Chicagoland Area.  The season will start with an exhibition game on October 9th to kick off Family and Friends Weekend (see page 8 for more information on Friends and Family Weekend).

Contact Coach Bates via email at abates99@govst.edu.


LaToshia Burrell, Head Women's Basketball Coach

LaToshia Burrell has been named Interim Head Women’s Basketball Coach.  Coach Burrell previously served as Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Trinity Christian College since 2012 where she also taught Physical Education. Coach Burrell’s overall philosophy is built around the idea of creating well-rounded student athletes and providing each individual with positive experiences they can take with them later in life.  Have a championship commitment and a championship attitude! Coach Burrell also played women’s basketball (guard) and softball (infielder) for Wartburg College.

Contact Coach Burrell via email at lburrell@govst.edu


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