Coach Timothy Bernero is Carthage's all-time winningest women's basketball coach. He also teaches courses in Exercise and Sport Science. He led the Lady Reds to the Elite Eight in the 2012 NCAA Division III tournament and the Sweet Sixteen in 2010. He was named 2010 CCIW Coach of the Year and is a member of the NCAA Division III Championship Selection Committee.
He took the position after seven years at Carthage as an assistant men's basketball coach. During that time, he helped the Red Men compile a 136-49 record with three CCIW championships, three appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship and third-place national finish in 2002. Before starting at Carthage in 1996-97, Coach Bernero spent nine years as an assistant men's basketball coach: two years at Elmhurst College (1995-96), three years at North Park University (1992-94) and four years at the University of Chicago (1988-91). He holds an M.B.A. from North Park College and a B.S. from Lake Forest College.