Alex Birge enters his 2nd season as an assistant coach with Santa Fe. During his first year, the Saints were able to compile 21 wins while making it to the Mid-Florida Conference championship game. Birge developed two First-Team All Mid-Florida Conference players in Darrell Jones and D-Juan Taylor-Hodge. He also developed three Second-Team All Mid-Florida Conference players in Malik Morrow, Alsean Evans, and Ivan Smith. Birge helped assist all 10 sophomores move on with scholarships to four-year universities.
Prior to arriving at Santa Fe College, Birge served as interim head coach at Indiana University Kokomo during the 2016-2017 season. He led them to the 15 wins, 2nd most in the programs history. The program also garnered their first all-conference first team player in Trent Elliot. Prior to being named interim head coach, Birge served as an assistant for two seasons at Indiana University Kokomo. While serving as an assistant Birge also obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Birge began his coaching career as a student video coordinator at Bradley University while obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He also played for one season at Spoon River Junior College and Monmouth College before injuries cut his collegiate career short.