Alverno's senior vice president for finance & management services, Jim Oppermann has been an assistant basketball coach with the Inferno since the 2009-10 season.
In his first season with the team, Alverno secured the program's first .500 season as it went 13-13 in 2010 and earned its first-ever bid to the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference tournament the same season.
The team had its best finish in school history in 2014, posting a 19-9 record, including a 14-6 record in the NACC. The victories, both overall and conference, broke school records for most in a season, surpassing the record marks his Inferno squad set in 2013. The Inferno qualified for the NACC women's basketball tournament for the third time in school history and advanced to the tournament championship game with a pair of overtime victories in the first two rounds.
Oppermann played college basketball at Luther College where he tallied 221 career assists, which still ranks eighth all-time for the Norse.