Head Coach Jedidiah Johnson
Former Skyhawk basketball standout and Rock Falls native Jedidiah Johnson returns for his 6th year as the Skyhawk’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Last year Johnson led his team to win their 2nd consecutive Arrow Head Conference Championship finishing undefeated within the Arrow Head Conference. Johnson also was awarded the Arrowhead Conference Coach of the Year for the 2nd year in a row. Before becoming the head coach for the women’s team, Johnson worked alongside Russ Damhoff for 4 years as the assistant coach for the men’s team.
Johnson played for Sauk during the 2000-02 seasons. He then transferred to Missouri Baptist University (MBU) in St. Louis where he played basketball for two years. There he was an important part of the MBU Spartan team that qualified for the 2004 NAIA National Tournament. After finishing his playing career, Johnson stayed on at MBU to accept an assistant coaching position under former coach, Tony Tompkins.
Johnson, who is also the SVCC Fitness Center and Weight Room Coordinator, is a Rock Falls High School graduate and was a co-captain on the 1999 Rock Falls state championship basketball team. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from MBU in 2007 and has also completed his master’s in sport management. Coach Johnson resides in Rock Falls with his wife, Cari, and son, Jalen.
Assistant Coach Michele Kreczmer
Michele Kreczmer (formerly Salvatori), Western Illinois alumni, enters her 3rd season as the assistant coach for the Women Skyhawk’s. Michele graduated from Newman Catholic in 2009 and went on to play basketball at Western Illinois University
While at Newman, Salvatori went 53-6 in her junior and senior year seasons. She led her team to 2 elite eight appearances. She was 1st team All-State and 1st team IBCA her senior year. She was also chosen as the female athlete of the year for the Sauk Valley area.
At Western, Michele set Western’s career record playing in 121 consecutive games. She also finished 9th among Western’s all time leaders with 85 career 3-pointers.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and minored in nutrition from WIU in 2013. Michele now resides in Rock Falls.