Chris Lowery

Chris Lowery (born July 7, 1972)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Northwestern Wildcats (Head coach: Chris Collins)
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Teams coached: Southern Illinois Salukis
Southern Illinois record: 145-116 (.556)
Overall record: 145-116 (.556)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Northwestern (asst)
2012-2022 Kansas State (assoc. HC)
2004-2012 Southern Illinois
2003-2004 Illinois (asst)
2001-2003 Southern Illinois (asst)
2000-2001 Southeast Missouri State (asst)
1997-2000 Missouri Southern (asst)
1995-1997 Rend Lake College (asst)

Chris Lowery Facts

  • Christopher Michael Lowery
  • Born July 7, 1972
  • Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Southern Illinois University (BA, 1994)
  • Grew up in Evansville, IN where he starred on the basketball court at Harrison High School
    • Went on to play at Southern Illinois for long-time Salukis’ head coach Rich Herrin
  • Started coaching career with stints as an assistant at Rend Lake College (IL) and D-III Missouri Southern
  • Spent one season on Gary Garner‘s staff at SE Missouri State before joining Bruce Weber‘s staff at alma mater SIU in 2001
    • Stayed with Weber for three seasons, including Weber’s first as head coach at Illinois, before returning to Carbondale in 2004 as HC
  • In eight seasons as SIU head coach, going to three-straight NCAA Tournaments to start his tenure which included a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 2007
  • Hired a month later to rejoin Weber, this time as the associate head coach at Kansas State
    • Spent the next ten seasons at K-State, where he was part of five NCAA Tournaments and two Big 12 titles
  • Was briefly a special assistant on Dana Ford‘s staff for a few months in the 2022 offseason but then was hired in August as an an assistant at Northwestern and head coach Chris Collins

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