Rob Judson appointed Special Assistant to the Head Coach for Men’s Basketball
CHICAGO – College Basketball Veteran Rob judson has joined the DePaul basketball team as a special assistant to the head coach announced today by the head coach Tony stubblefield. The Zion, Ill. Native brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to Lincoln Park.
“We are fortunate to add a person like Rob judson to our staff here at DePaul, âStubblefield said. âHe will provide us with an overview not only of the Midwest, but also of his recent experience in the BIG EAST. Coach Judson is rooted in basketball at all levels in the State of Illinois and we are delighted to have him with us at DePaul. “
During his absence, which spans more than three decades at the NCAA Division I level, he has seen more than 20 players he has recruited or coached play in the NBA and one find careers in the NFL. Prior to DePaul, Judson spent the previous four seasons at Marquette as a special assistant to the Golden Eagles head coach. Judson worked under the direction of head coaches Jim Molinari (Northern Illinois and Bradley), Lon Kruger and Bill Self (Illinois), Tim Jankovich (Illinois State) and Tom Crean (Indiana). He has the distinction of having won three Big Ten Championships with three different head coaches (Kruger, Self, Crean). Judson also performed for the Hall of Famer Lou Henson in Illinois.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be appointed to a coaching position under the leadership of Tony stubblefield at DePaul University, âJudson said. âMy enthusiasm for working in Chicago and the GREAT EAST again is enormous. This is a special time to compete for excellence in Wintrust Arena and help develop the Blue Demon brand. I would like to thank Coach Stubblefield and DeWayne Peevy for this opportunity to unite with them in the exceptional tradition of DePaul Basketball. “
Judson was an assistant for Illinois from 1996 to 2001, where he was one of Kruger and Self’s top scouts and watched the Fighting Illini make four appearances in NCAA tournaments in five years and win Big Crowns. Ten in 1998 and 2001. He was also credited with recruiting two Big Ten Players of the Year in Frank Williams and Brian Cook.
Following his stint in Illinois, Judson was appointed head coach of Northern Illinois University. He spent six years with the Huskies where he took over a team that had won just five games the previous year and led NIU to 12 wins in his debut season. He then led the Huskies to the first of two 17-game seasons, going 17-14 in 2002-03, Judson’s side in 2005-06 posted a 17-11 mark and won the only one. Mid-American Conference West Division Championship at NIU. the story.
Judson began his coaching career immediately after graduating from Illinois when he became an assistant coach at Palatine High School in 1980. He became a head coach the following year at Wauconda High School where he remained from 1981. in 1983, then became head coach at Glenbrook. South High School from 1984 to 1989.
In 1990, Judson was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame as a player. The IBCA also awarded Judson the prestigious Herrin Prize for 2020. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Illinois in 1980 and an MBA from Roosevelt University in 1983.
Judson and his wife, Dr Kim Judson, have three grown children, Karin (married to Jay Sutton and son Judson), Matthew and Kristin.