Alex Birge is in his third season as the assistant coach for Indiana University Kokomo men’s basketball.
Prior to IU Kokomo, Birge played two years collegiately. He played one year at Spoon River Junior College and one year at Monmouth College before a second ACL surgery ended his career. He finished his final two years at Bradley University where he served as a student assistant.
A 6’3 small forward, for Spoon River Birge was the co-captain and started all 22 games. He led the team in assist at 3.2 apg, second in rebounds at 6.4rpg and was the third leading scorer for the team averaging 8.3 ppg. For Monmouth College, Birge battled injuries throughout the year where he averaged 5.5 ppg, 2.6 apg, and 5.2 rpg. He tore his ACL for the second time in his career and did not play again.
Birge then transferred to Bradley University and served as a student assistant for the men’s basketball team. He had duties that included video editing, developing scouting reports, individual workouts, and film exchange with other schools. Birge also held two internships while at Bradley. He was a marketing intern for the Peoria Rivermen minor league hockey team and was a ticket sales intern for the Springfield Sliders baseball team.
Birge played his prep career at Mount Zion High School in Mount Zion, Illinois. He was part of one of the winningest programs in Mount Zion history going 28-2 his junior year. Birge won over 70 games in his three years of varsity experience. His senior year he averaged 16ppg, 10rpg, and 3apg. Birge was 3A/4A all state honorable mention, All Macon County, and All Apollo conference his senior year.
Birge is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Business Administration at IU Kokomo.