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
Anthony Bates, Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach
Anthony “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 email@example.com.
LaToshia Burrell, Head Women's Basketball CoachLaToshia 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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