Coach Illinger is in her eighth year coaching at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Ithaca College in physical education, where she was a multi-position player for the Perennial powerhouse, Ithaca College Bombers.
Coach Illinger is a Connecticut native, hailing from Hanover, CT where she was a softball standout at Norwich Free Academy. In 2008-2009, she was the recipient of the New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Assistant Coaches Award.
She is a Physical Education teacher at New London Middle School.