Kim K. EilerTitle: Asst.Prof. of Physical Education
Office Location: Spurlock Center Room 214
Office Phone: (317) - 738 - 8202
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Dr. Kim Eiler was appointed as the seventh head coach of the Franklin College women's basketball team in August, 2004.
She is also an instructor of physical education at the college.
Eiler guided the Grizzlies to their eighth Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship with a 13-3 record, their third league tournament title and sixth appearance in the NCAA Division III national tourney in 2009-10. Led by HCAC Most Valuable Player Sarah Condra, Franklin finished with a 21-7 overall mark.
In her first season (2004-05), Eiler coached the Grizzlies to a 23-6 overall record and HCAC regular season and tournament championships. She was voted the conference's Coach of the Year. The following year, Eiler guided Franklin to a 24-5 overall mark, its third consecutive HCAC title and another berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. She had coached one HCAC Most Valuable Player honoree, Lindsey Roberson, who was twice recognized as such.
Heading into the 2010-11 season, Eiler owns an 107-54 record at Franklin and a 199-133 mark in 12 seasons as a head coach overall.
Prior to arrival at Franklin, she spent two years teaching and finishing her doctoral work at Auburn University. Before taking a leaving of absence for that purpose, Eiler was head coach at Goshen College (Ind.) for six years. In her tenure at Goshen, Eiler took over a struggling program, which had just completed a 5-23 season. In a short time, she guided that program to its most successful era, averaging 17 victories in her last four seasons there. Eiler also coached a NAIA All-America honoree and conference player of the year.
Before coaching at Goshen, she was an assistant coach at University of Indianapolis for three years, during which the program earned national rankings and a berth in the NCAA Division II national tournament. She also served as an assistant coach for three years at Manchester College, where she earned a master's degree.
Eiler completed her Ed.D. program in health human performance pedagogy at Auburn in December, 2006. She earned her bachelor's degree in physical education at Biola University in La Miranda, Calif. in 1990. In 2006, Eiler received the IAHPERD Pathfinder Award (state physical education association) and was recognized with the Macupe Award for the IAHPERD Midwest District.
She and her husband, Jack, reside in Franklin.