Illinois basketball has announced the hiring of Adam Fletcher as the program's new strength and conditioning coach. Fletcher replaces Mike Basgier, who recently resigned in order to take a job at James Madison (his alma mater).
Fletcher has filled a similar position at Towson for the last three years while primarily working with their men's basketball, men's lacrosse, and golf programs. Before arriving at Towson, Fletcher spent two years as an assistant strength coach at Michigan.
Statement from John Groce:
"Adam Fletcher has quickly earned a reputation as one of the best young strength and conditioning coaches in all of college basketball. Continuing to improve in this area remains a top priority for our program, so we are thrilled to have Coach 'Fletch' here to develop our athletes and provide championship-level training."
Fletcher played collegiately at Miami (OH) from 2007-2010. He started two years as a center and was named the team's captain as a senior.
So, overall, Fletcher looks to be another solid addition to the program--and that's been a theme for John Groce's recent hires. Back in June, the Illini also hired former Florida staffer and long-time Billy Donnovan assistant Darren Hertz as the program's new Special Assistant to the Head Coach.