Alverno College - Basketball

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Coaching Staff

Nancy Osborne
Assistant Basketball Coach

Nancy Osborne joined the Alverno staff as an assistant basketball coach in the fall of 2015 and an assistant cross country coach in the fall of 2016.

The Inferno basketball team secured a winning season for the third time in the last five years in 2015-16, with a 14-11 overall record and 11-9 in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference.

In 2016-17, Alverno reached the NACC semifinal round and tied for the fourth-most wins in program history with a 13-14 record. The squad finished sixth in the NACC with a 12-8 record in league play and upset third-seeded Benedictine University in the NACC Tournament first round.

Prior to beginning her coaching career, the North Canton, Ohio native was a four-year member of the women's basketball team at the University of Mount Union. Osborne played in 81 career games and started in 51 for the Raiders. Her senior season she started all 26 games and was the team's third-leading scorer with 7.7 points per game. The Raiders captured the Ohio Athletic Conference championship and advanced to the third round of the NCAA III Championship her freshman season.

She received her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Mount Union and is currently working on her master's degree at Alverno.


Jim Oppermann
Assistant Basketball Coach

Alverno's senior vice president for finance & management services, Jim Oppermann has been an assistant basketball coach with the Inferno since the 2009-10 season.

In his first season with the team, Alverno secured the program's first .500 season as it went 13-13 in 2010 and earned its first-ever bid to the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference tournament the same season.

The team had its best finish in school history in 2014, posting a 19-9 record, including a 14-6 record in the NACC. The victories, both overall and conference, broke school records for most in a season, surpassing the record marks his Inferno squad set in 2013. The Inferno qualified for the NACC women's basketball tournament for the third time in school history and advanced to the tournament championship game with a pair of overtime victories in the first two rounds.

Oppermann played college basketball at Luther College where he tallied 221 career assists, which still ranks eighth all-time for the Norse.