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A State Coaching Organization that is intent on representing all coaches of the state of Illinois. Founded 1928; continuous service to date. National Affiliation - (NHSACA) National High School Athletic Coaches Assoc., (NOCAD) National Association of Coaches Association Directors.   

Executive Director Column


Drew Potthoff Executive Director

 

Welcome to the ICA Website!

Let me start off the first Executive Director Column by thanking the board members of the Illinois Coaches Association for allowing me the privilege of becoming the new Executive Director. I am honored and humbled to be following in the footsteps of one of the great leaders of coaches and athletes in Illinois, John Elder. I have known John as a mentor, colleague and friend for many years. He has impacted countless athletes and coaches during his career; I would like to again extend my thanks to him for everything he has done to promote what is right in athletics and making the ICA the great organization it is today. In true Coach Elder fashion, John is still working closely with me and helping me to navigate the transition in this position. There is no greater resource for me and the ICA have in moving forward.

 To introduce myself, I have been involved with student athletes, coaches and athletic administrators for almost 40 years as a teacher, coach and athletic director. I served on the IHSA Legislative Commission for many years as well as the IHSA Sportsmanship Committee. I have served the Illinois Athletic Directors Association in many capacities including two terms as President. My passion is coaching kids and coaching coaches. To be a coach is a gift, but with that gift comes great responsibility. We are coaching the future leaders of our great country. The vision of the ICA has always been that of service to all of our coaches in all sports. I am dedicated to keep promoting that mission as Executive Director. If there is anything that I can ever do to help you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me!



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Jodi Schoeck Awarded NHSACA Golf COTY

NHSACA COTY Finalists Honored in Sioux Falls

Pictured left to right:
Bill Salentine, Jodi Schoek, Rob Murphy

Dorothy Gators                 Girls Basketball                                 Chicago Marshall
Jodi Schoeck                      Golf                                       Barrington HS
Perry Peterson                 Softball                                 Barrington HS
Bill Salentine                         Boys Water Polo               Naperville Central HS
John Artman                      Boys Track & Field            Illini West HS
Rob Murphy                       Wrestling                             Wilmington HS

 Eight finalists from across the nation, in nineteen recognized sports categories will be honored during the National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet which will take place at the NHSACA’s national convention in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on the evening of June 27, 2018. The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the NHSACA national coach of the year in nineteen recognized sports categories.

All Illinois coaches were nominated for this national honor by the Illinois Coaches Association. The selection is based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning percentage. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching using a sport-specific rubrics to assign points in each category.

 NHSACA is the oldest coaches association in the nation formed by coaches, for coaches, and has been recognizing national coaches of the year since 1978. 

Coaches Corner Article

Wearable Technologies Playing an Increasing Role in Athlete Performance Assessment

Article submitted by:
Ken Jakalski, Boys Track Coach at Lisle High School. 

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COACHING OPENINGS

Resurrection College Prep


Girls Volleyball Assistant

Eddie Kane, M.Ed / CAA | Athletic Director

Resurrection College Prep High School
7500 West Talcott Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 60631
P: 773.775.6616 Ext 134 | 
www.reshs.org
F: 773.775.0611
 

Monticello High School

This position could include teaching Health and Drivers Education. 

Starting salary with no experience and BS degree is $41,309 including TRS plus full singe health insurance and life insurance paid by the district.

Girls locker room supervision required. Coaching opportunities are available:

Chicago Christian High School (Palos Heights, IL)

HEAD GOLF COACH

Interested candidates should send a resume and introductory email to AD Mark Zylstra at mzylstra@swchristian.org

Walther Christian Academy, Melrose Park

JV Girls Volleyball Coach

Small, Christian school looking for someone to help in our girls volleyball program as JV coach.  Would work with varsity coach to develop skills of lower level players and would coach sophomore and freshmen games.  Job qualifications: certified (ASEP, NFHS, teaching certificate), possesses strong Christian values, has a desire to work with young ladies to develop their volleyball skills. 

School:  Walther Christian Academy, Melrose Park

Please contact athletic director Dave Grim. 708-344-0404  david_grim@waltheracademy.org

Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

We are a developing program in search of someone to improve skill level of players and team.  Job qualifications:  certified (ASEP, NFHS, teaching certificate), possesses strong Christian values, has a desire to work with young people. 

Please contact athletic director Dave Grim. 708-344-0404  david_grim@waltheracademy.org

 

GALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Head Football Coach

Numerous teaching openings
Contact: Jeff Houston- Principal

jhouston@galesburg205.org
309-973-2001

ROCK FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

Head Coach Football
Teacher opening--Math
Contact Rich Montgomery

montgomer@rfhs301.org

 

 

Olympia High School, Stanford

 Head Varsity Volleyball Coach. 

Please apply on our district website.  http://www.generalasp.com/olympia/onlineapp/default.aspx

Contact Information:
Mike Castleman, A.D.
mike.castleman@olympia.org
309=379-5911  ext. 9012
Olympia High School
7832 North 100 East Rd
Stanford, Illinois 61774


ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACHES

Various Teaching Positions Available
Apply –  www.olympia.org/contact_us/employment
Contact Information:
Mike Castleman, A.D.
mike.castleman@olympia.org
309=379-5911  ext. 9012
Olympia High School
7832 North 100 East Rd
Stanford, Illinois 61774

DWIGHT HIGH SCHOOL

Head Volleyball Coach

Interested applicants should apply online at www.dwight.k12.il.us.  There is currently no teaching position available.  For additional information please email Andrew Pittenger at pittenga@dwight.k12.il.us.

Assistant Football Coaches

Dwight Township High School is looking for a two Assistant Football Coaches.  Interested applicants should apply online at www.dwight.k12.il.us.  There is currently no teaching position available.  For additional information please email Andrew Pittenger at pittenga@dwight.k12.il.us.

FRANCIS PARKER HIGH SCHOOL

Varsity Boys Tennis
Varsity Girls Softball
Varsity Boys Baseball
Contact: Robert Starks, Athletic Director
773-797-5160 (office)
773-797-5597 (Fax)
bstarks@fwparker.org

Olympia High School – Stanford Illinois
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH
Various Teaching Positions Available
Apply – 
 www.olympia.org/contact_us/employment
Contact Information:
Mike Castleman, A.D.

mike.castleman@olympia.org
309=379-5911  ext. 9012
Olympia High School
7832 North 100 East Rd
Stanford, Illinois 61774

PECATONICA HIGH SCHOOL

HEAD BASEBALL COACH
Applicant must be ASEP certified or hold a valid Illinois Teaching License or Substitute License. If interested please send email or letter of interest to Kevin Kunkel, Activities Director, Pecatonica High School
kevinkunkel@pecschools.com

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO TEACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE
 

HEAD SOFTBALL COACH
Applicant must be ASEP certified or hold a valid Illinois Teaching License or Substitute License. If interested please send email or letter of interest to Kevin Kunkel, Activities Director, Pecatonica High School
kevinkunkel@pecschools.com

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO TEACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Lincoln Community High School

Assistant Football Coaches Openings

Coaching positions include: Defensive coaches and lower level head coaches. 
We also have openings in other sports.  
We will have openings for teaching in Math, English and Spanish plus some that are TBD. 

Contact Matt Silkowski, HFC msilkowski@lchsrailers.org
Ph. 217-732-4131 ext 1285.

 

 

 

Plans for the Future

  • To Expand All Star Competition to include other sports 
  • Continue on-going professional relationship with existing coaches groups throughout the state and nation 
  • Improve opportunities for all athletes and coaches throughout Illinois 
  • Continue expansion of Awards Program to honor deserving coaches and athletes 
ILLINOIS COACHES ASSOCIATION

Serving All Coaches in All Sports

1510 Seneca Court  Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-405-3821 
Email: soboad@yahoo.com

Twitter: ICA_Illinois

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ICA Student Scholarship

For the twenty-third year that the ICA has scholarships available to a son or daughter of a member.  Students compete for one of five $750 scholarships every year.

Students application process includes an essay, academic standing and recommendations by school personnel. The screening process is handled by the ICA Board of Directors.

Application Deadline is April 5, 2019

ICA Representatives Enjoy NHSACA Conference This Summer in Souix Falls

ICA Class of 2018 NHSACA Hall of Fame Inductees

Gene Pingatore  Westchester St. Joeseph HS Boys Basketball

Jerry Cougill Retired Baseball

Henry Johnson Accepts HOF Award for Jerry Cougill

Henry Johnson accepting the HOF Award for Jerry Cougill

Drew Potthoff Accepts HOF Award for Gene Pingatore

Drew Potthoff accepting the HOF Award for Gene Pingatore

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the 2018 ICA Golf Coaches Hall of Fame!

Rich Gordon, Jack Halpin, John Hamann, Jess Kruger, Daniel Polites


2018 ICA Golf Hall of Fame Inductees




What Do We Do?     

  • Sponsorship of All Star Activities in Football and Baseball since 1975 
  • Print Newsletters for Coaches at least 3 times annually 
  • contains All-Star Nomination Forms and Clinic Registration Info 
  • contains application form for ICA Scholarship 
  • advance notice of any All-Star Competition 
  • Clinics in Golf, Wrestling and Track 
  • ICA Golf Hall of Fame 
  • Awards to All State Championship Coaches 
  • Meritorious Service Awards to retired coaches upon nomination and selection. 
  • Serve the Illinois High School Association by helping in various activities. 
  • Make nominations to the IHSA for participation on Sports Advisory Committees. 
  • Offer Scholarships Annually to High School Senior sons or daughters of members.

NHSACA National Coach of the Year Nominations


Jeff Reents Wilmington High School Football
John Artman Illini West HS Boys Track
Patrick Garst Dunlap HS Girls Track
Jess Kruger Hinsdale Central HS Golf
Rob Murphy Wimington HS Wrestling
Perry Peterson Barrington HS Softball
Dorothy Gators Chicago Marshall HS Girls Basketball
Joe Murphy Winnebago HS Boys Basketball
Tom Schergen IC Catholic Prep Athletic Director






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