Cindy Hilbrich is entering her second season as
the head coach of the women’s basketball program. She is the
fifteenth head women’s basketball coach in program
This past season she led the Falcons to their second-straight Peach Belt Conference Tournament appearance while leading the team to 11 victories.
Hilbrich came to Montevallo after spending the previous four seasons as assistant coach at University of South Carolina Aiken. Prior to her time at USCA she spent a season as varsity assistant coach and junior varsity head coach at Mount Olive College. She also spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Hilbrich helped guide the Pacers to an 84-39 record during her four seasons as assistant coach. The Pacers advanced to a pair of NCAA Tournaments in her time with the program including this past season. USCA advanced to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship game this past season and won a school record 27 games.
During her time at USCA, the Pacers were ranked in the top 10 during the 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons. They competed in the 2009 and 2011 PBC Tournament Championship games, were the 2008 Regular Season PBC Co-Champions and won the 2008 Disney Tip-Off Classic in Orlando. She helped recruit the 2011 PBC Freshman of the Year. She coached USCA’s all-time leading scorer, all-time three-point shooter, all-time blocks leader, second all-time career assists leader, and third all-time career steals leader. She also coached the PBC’s all-time leading 3-point shooter.
In the Fall of 2009 her team compiled a 3.56 GPA which was the highest GPA of any USCA team that semester. That team ended the 2009-10 season with a 3.44 GPA which was 22nd in the nation for all Division II women’s basketball programs.
Hilbrich is a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she was a two-sport athlete. She played both basketball and softball. She ended her basketball career ranked ninth in career free-throw percentage, 12th in career steals and 14th in steals per game. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and went on to earn her Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from UWW in 2006.
Hilbrich is a native of Elgin, Ill.