Katie Basil
Katie Basil
Title: Director of Promotions and Community Engagement
Email: katie@southernillinoisminers.com

The 2019 Season will be Katie’s second season with the Southern Illinois Miners organization. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota Katie graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Communication and Sports Studies.

As the Director of Promotions and Community Engagement, Katie helps execute various game day activities including pre-game ceremonies and between inning contests. On the community engagement side, she assists with mascot appearances and player volunteer work in the Southern Illinois area.

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with friends specifically at the Lake of Egypt, watching football, and exploring the nature trails of Southern Illinois.

  1. Where did you go to college? University of Minnesota: Twin Cities 
  2. What did you major in? Communication Studies and Sports Management
  3. What was your favorite TV show when growing up? Why?  My favorite TV Show growing up was Spongebob Squarepants because my sister and I would scream the beginning theme song every time.
  4. Choose a movie title for the story of your life. Why? Home Alone. You can usually find me curled up on the couch watching TV or a movie with my precious cat, Baby.
  5. What was your favorite toy as a kid? Why? Tamagotchi (virtual pet) because my parents never let us have a real pet. This was the closest thing my sister and I could get. Needless to say, it got the job done.
  6. What your favorite holiday and why? Christmas, of course! Christmas is taken quite seriously in my household. The tree is often up before Thanksgiving. This time of year is so special because of the moments we spend together as a family.
  7. What was the last book you read? The last book I read was titled, “first, we make the beast beautiful”. It is a book that offers insight and a reframing of how we look at anxiety in people and ourselves.
  8. On a scale of 1-10 how funny do you think you are? (10 being hilarious)  On a scale of 1-10, I would say I am a solid 5…probably because it is my lucky number.
  9. What does #ALLIN mean to you?  #ALLIN, to me, is a mantra and lens through which we at the Miners see the world through. This means being aware of all the small things that happen around the ballpark and maximizing those moments to create a better environment for the team and community.