Follow Me on Pinterestvideo View Videos!
Boys Football Coaches
Football Coaching Staff 2012-13

Chuck Spagnoli
cspagnoli@lfschools.net
Head, Boys' Varsity Football


Coach Spagnoli became a Varsity coach in 1983 and has been LF's Varsity coach since 2003. Previously, he coached teams at Carthage College, University of Evansville, DeLaSalle Institute and Niles West High School. Chuck received his BS in Industrial Technology Education from ISU and his MS in Physical Education from Chicago State University. He teaches in the Technology Ed./Wellness Departments at LFHS.

Chuck Spagnoli

Robert Magna
bmagna@lfschools.net
Head, Boys Sophomore Football


Coach Magna has been coaching football at LF since 2009. Previously, he was a player and coach at Dakota State University and a graduate assistant coach at Missouri Valley College. Coach Magna received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Dakota State University and his MSE in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University in Missouri. He currently works as a TA at LFHS in the Special Ed Department. 

Robert Magna

Phil DeWald
pdewald@lfschools.net

Assistant, Boys Varsity/Sophomore Football


Coach DeWald has been an assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LF since 2009. He has coached for 23 years. Coach DeWald received his Bachelor's degree in History Ed. and an ME from Northeastern Illinois University. He is a Chicago fireman.

Phil DeWald

Larry Lilja
Assistant, Boys Varsity/Sophomore Football


Coach Lilja has been an assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LFHS since 2011. Prior to this, he coached for 32 years at Northwestern University. Coach Lilja received his Bachelor's degree in Education and Economics from Northwestern University.

Larry Lilja

Dylan Johnson
dylanj847@gmail.com

Assistant, Boys Varsity/Sophomore Football


Coach Johnson has been an assistant Varsity and Sophomore coach at LF since 2010.

Dylan Johnson

Bill Joyce
william-joyce@sbcglobal.net

Assistant, Boys Varsity/Sophomore Football


Coach Joyce has been assistant Sophomore coach at LF since 2006. Previously, he had coached for 16 years either as a Varsity Assistant, Sophomore Assistant or Freshman Assistant football coach at Notre Dame High School, Mather High School and St. Patrick High School. He has a BS in Physical Education from Northeastern Illinois University and works as a Chicago firefighter

Bill Joyce

Ahmad Merritt
amchi81@aol.com
Assistant, Boys Varsity/Sophomore Football


Coach Merritt has been an Assistant Sophomore and Varsity football coach at LFHS since 2010. He received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and is a real estate agent.

Ahmad Merritt

Tom Soprych
tsoprych@lfschools.net
Assistant Boys Varsity/Sophomore Football

Coach Soprych's returned as an assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LFHS in 2012.. Previous coaching includes: Offensive line coach at North Park U. (1999-2000); Offensive line coach/coordinator at St. Patrick HS (2001-2009); Offensive line coach at LFHS (2010); Wide receiver/offense coordinator at Mather HS (2011). Coach Soprych received a BA in Political Science from North Park University. He teaches in the Wellness Department at LFHS.

Tom Soprych

Ryan Carney
rcarney@lfschools.net
Assistant Boys Varsity/Sophomore Football

2013 marks Coach Carney's first year as Assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LFHS after coaching the LFHS Freshmen for a year. Prior to that, he coached football for 2 years at Loras College, 4 years at Lake Forest High School and 1 year at Mundelein High School. Coach Carney received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education/Health and his Master's degree in Athletic Administration from Loras College. He teaches in the Wellness Department in Lake Forest District 67.

Ryan Carney

 

Joe Busse
jbusse@lfschools.net

Assistant, Boys Varsity/Sophomore Football


Coach Busse has been Assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LFHS since 2012. In 2010, he coached Soph/Varsity football at Libertyville High School, and in 2011, he coached Varsity football & track at Schaumburg High School. Coach Busse received his Bachelor's degree from Carthage College. He is a long-term Health sub at LFHS.

Joe Busse

Frank Lesniak
flesniak@lfschools.net
Head, Boys Freshman Football


Coach Lesniak has been Head Freshman Football coach since 2009. Prior coaching experience includes six years as Assistant Varsity and Sophomore coach and one year as Assistant Freshman coach at Lake Forest in addition to a year as Sophomore Assistant at Hersey High School. 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 at Lake Forest HS.

Frank Lesniak

Cam Christoffers
cam_christoffers@hotmail.com
Assistant, Boys Freshman Football


Coach Christoffers has been an assistant Freshmen coach at LFHS since 2009. Coach Christoffers received his Bachelor's degree from Northern Iowa University and is currently teaching Physical Education at Oak Grove Junior High.

Cam Christophers
Ricky Lilja
rickylilja@gmail.com
A
ssistant, Boys Freshman Football


2013 marks Coach Lilja's first year as Assistant Boys Freshman Football coach at Lake Forest High School. Coach Lilja received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois - Chicago.
 

Pete Miller
pmiller@lfschools.net
Assistant, Boys Freshman Football


Coach Miller has been an assistant Freshmen football coach at LFHS since 2009. Previously, he was an assistant Freshmen coach at Deerfield HIgh School in 2005. Coach Miller received his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Physical Education from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master's degree from Chicago State. He teaches Wellness at Deerpath Middle School.

Pete Miller

David Gray
dgray@lfschools.net
Assistant, Boys Freshman Football


Coach Gray has been coaching Freshman Football at LFHS since 2009. Previously he coached football for 4 years. Coach Gray received his Bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University. He teaches in the Special Education Department at LFHS.

David Gray

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

ATHLETICS