Bill Courtney joined DePaul's coaching staff in June 2017 and is in his first season as an assistant coach. Most recently, Courtney was head coach at Cornell from 2010-16 after working as an assistant coach from 1995-2010.
During his time at Cornell, he tutored seven All-Ivy League selections, two Ivy Rookies of the Year, a Capital One Academic All-American and the program's all-time assist leader and led the Big Red to one of the nation's biggest turnarounds in his fifth season in 2014-15.The Big Red improved its win total in each of his first three seasons at Cornell. His 35 wins over his first three seasons were the most by a Cornell men’s basketball coach since 1996. Following an injury-plagued 2013-14 campaign, Courtney led the Big Red to one of the biggest improvement in the nation in 2014-15. After being picked to finish last in the preseason, the Big Red finished fifth.
An assistant coach, Coach Courtney has had stints at Virginia Tech, Virginia, Providence, George Mason and Bowling Green. During his 15-year career as an assistant coach, Courtney was part of teams that made eight postseason appearances (three NCAA, four NIT, one CBI), won at least a share of four conference titles (Mid-American, Colonial and ACC) and posted 15 winning seasons with eight years of 18 wins or more.
The Racine, Wisconsin native, graduated from Bucknell with a degree in education and was also named to the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame in October of 2007.