Chad Boudreau, who was named interim head coach last week, has been officially given the head coaching job at Western Illinois. Boudreau takes over for Rob Jeter, who departed for Southern Utah after three seasons in Macomb.
Boudreau spent the last three years on Jeter’s staff, playing an important role in a rebuilding project that saw the Leathernecks win 16 games in each of their last two seasons. This was his second time working for Jeter, having previously spent eleven years on his staff at Milwaukee.
Before WIU, he was the head coach at Highland CC in Freeport, IL, where he won league titles in each of his three seasons at the helm. He also had a six-year stint as an assistant coach at Indian Hills CC (IA), which included a trip to the NCJAA Final Four.
Western Illinois has never played in the D-I NCAA Tournament since moving up in 1981, but Jeter and staff did build some momentum for the program. Their fourth-place finish in the Summit League this past season was their best since 2013.
credit to Western Illinois Athletics for the image