Follow Me on Pinterestvideo View Videos!
Boys' Baseball Coaches

Ray Del Fava
Head, Boys' Varsity Baseball

Coach Del Fava has been Head Varsity coach at LFHS since 2011. Prior to that he was Head Sophomore coach at LF for one year and the Head Freshmen "A" coach for 2 years. Previous coaching experience includes 14 years as Head Varsity coach at Loyola Academy. Ray received his BA from the University of Missouri--Columbia and his M.Ed. from Loyola University. He teaches in the English Department at LFHS.

Bill San Hamel
Assistant, Boys' Varsity Baseball
2013 marks Coach San Hamel's first year as Assistant Varsity coach at Lake Forest High School. Previously, he was Assistant Varsity Baseball coach for 3 years and Head Varsity Baseball coach for 5 years at Loyola Academy. Coach San Hamel received his Bachelor's degree from Bradley University with a double-major in Secondary Education & Psychology and a minor in Family & Consumer Sciences. He has a Master's degree in School Counseling from Loyola University--Chicago and is a school counselor at Loyola Academy.

Frank Lesniak
Head, Boys' Sophomore Baseball
Coach Lesniak's has been Head Sophomore coach since 2011. Prior to that he was the Varsity Assistant coach at LFHS for 2 years and Head Boys' Freshmen coach for 7 years. He started coaching baseball at Stevenson High School while he was student teaching. He then coached Freshmen B Baseball for 1 year at LF. He also coached baseball camps for the Bulls/Sox Academy for one year. Frank is also an Assistant, Boys' Varsity/Sophomore Football coach. Frank received his BA in Special Education from ISU and his MA in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. He teaches in the Special Education Department

Phil LaScala
Assistant, Boys' Sophomore Baseball
Coach LaScala has been Assistant Sophomore coach at LFHS since 2012. He also coached baseball at Mt. Carmel for eight years. Coach LaScala has been Head Boys' Basketball Coach at Lake Forest since 2006. Phil has coached both at the high school and collegiate levels. He was an assistant coach at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL under Head Coach Keith Bunkenburg. Benedictine was 21-7 and nationally ranked in the top 20 throughout the season. He also was an assistant for his father at Benedictine University in 1994 and 1995. Phil served as an assistant basketball coach at Mt. Carmel High School for seven years. Coach LaScala graduated from Eastern Illinois University and received his MBA from Benedictine University. He teaches Business Education classes at Lake Forest High School. Phil, his wife Stacey, and son Jake reside on the North Side of Chicago.

Darren Barndt

Head, Boys' Freshmen "A" Baseball
Coach Barndt has been coaching Freshmen baseball at LFHS since 2012. Coach Barndt played baseball at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, IL---playing a variety of positions: middle infield, shortshop, second base and catcher. He coached baseball for one year at Kansas High School. Darren also has extensive experience coaching basketball. He coached two years at East Richland (Olney) High School and was the varsity basketball coach at Kansas High School, Kansas, IL for two years. At Lake Forest, Coach Barndt has worked at the Freshmen, Sophomore and Varsity levels as an assistant and is currently the Head Boys' Sophomore Basketball coach. He received his Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University and his Master's From Roosevelt University. Darren teaches in the Technology Department at LFHS.

Charles Wood

Head, Boys' Freshmen "B" Baseball
2013 marks Coach Wood's first year as Head Freshmen "B" coach at LFHS. Previously he coached Warren Township tournament teams for two years. Coach Wood received his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Quincy University.

Phone: 847-582-7700   Fax: 847-582-7793