Augustana College (IL) names Sortillo Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

It never hurts to go with a proven winner and that is exactly what first-year Augustana head men’s basketball coach Steve Schafer did recently when he tabbed Dylan Sortillo to fill an open vacancy on the Vikings staff. Sortillo, a 2018 Augustana graduate, left quite a legacy when his collegiate career ended in the NCAA Division III Sectional final in 2018 at the Carver Center.
“We are pleased to be adding Dylan to our men’s basketball coaching staff,” said Schafer, who was named the head coach at his alma mater in June. “We are fortunate to have yet another former player return to campus to help coach, mentor and develop our young men. Dylan is a reliable, hard-working, knowledgeable young coach who has a bright future. We are ecstatic to have him back.”
A local product out of Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa, Sortillo closed out a remarkable career that included school records for games played (119), and wins played in (98). In addition, he was the first CCIW player since 1974 to play on four conference championship teams in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin and the only one to play on three CCIW Tournament champions.
The only Viking ever to play in two national championship games, his 19 NCAA Division III Tournament contests are third-most all-time, exceeded only by Washington University’s Aaron Thompson and Zach Kelly (20 each from 2007-10). Sortillo ranks 21s on Augustana’s career scoring list with 1,075 points and his 184 three-point field goals were the third-most in school history at the time of his graduation.
He ended his senior season with an average of 12.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and he shot .833 from the free throw line and .402 from three point range. He was a second-team all-CCIW selection both as a junior and as a senior.
Sortillo graduated in May of 2018 with a degree in business administration with concentrations in management and communications. He spent the last two and a half years after graduation working with the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball team as an account executive for group events and hospitality.
He worked basketball camps at West Coast Elite High Academic Showcase in both Chicago, Illinois and Salt Lake City, Utah. He currently is working for the Davenport Parks and Recreation Department in sports event management.

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