Cougar Women Advance to the 2017 NACC First Round Playoff
Lauren Rosengarden was named the tenth head coach of the Concordia University Chicago Women’s Basketball program in March of 2018.
Rosengarden was a standout student-athlete at Johnsburg High School, McHenry Community College and North Park University. At Johnsburg, she was a two-time all-conference and all-area player while leading the team to two conference titles. She help lead the McHenry team to a pair of Skyway Conference titles before transferring to North Park, where she was a part of the last Vikings’ team to make the CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) Tournament. In all three places, Rosengarden made her mark as a student, regularly making dean’s lists and conference all-academic teams. She graduated cum laude from North Park in 2006 with a BA in communications (media studies).
A 12-year coaching career followed graduation, beginning with one year as an assistant coach at Judson University. Rosengarden then took an assistant’s job at Regina Dominican High School for two seasons under Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame coach Jim Russo. In 2010, Regina Dominican advanced to the Class 3A championship game of the Sweet 16 before, ironically, falling to Johnsburg,