Our Staff

Downers Grove South High School Administration and Athletic Staff


Revised August 22, 2022




Dr. Henry Thiele


Ms. Arwen Lyp

Associate Principal

Mr. Jake Giblin

Associate Principal

Mr. Omar Davis

Associate Principal

Dr. Karen Taylor

Assistant Principal for Counseling and Student Support Services Ms. Sara Courington
Activities Director Ms. Jennifer Martinez

Associate Principal

for Athletics

Mr. Brandon Murphy

Assistant Athletic Directors

Mr. Mark Molinari

Mr. Darren Orel

Athletic Administrative Assistant

Ms. Cynthia Andino

Athletic Trainers -

Provided by AthletiCo

Lead Athletic Trainer - Diana Jacobo

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Hannah Cure

Head Cheerleading Coach

Head Coach - Shannon Lahey

Assistant Varsity - 

Asst. Cheerleading Coaches

JV - Mallory Shealy

JV - (Vol) Choreography - Lyndsey Buado

Dance (Fillies-Varsity) Coach

Head Coach - Dawn Jovic

Dance (Pintos-JV) Coach

Mariterese Altosino

Fall Sports Coaching Staff



Boys' Cross Country

Head Coach - Brian Caldwell
Assistant - Sean Senf

Assistant -  Greg Maloney

Boys' Golf

Head Coach - Chris Beranek

Head Sophomore - Rob Bozek

Boys' Soccer

Head Coach - Christopher Hernandez
Assistant Varsity/JV -  Nicholas Rohl

Volunteer - Andrew Cimbalista

JVI-  Jon Stapleton
     JVII - Domina Alexis

Freshman - Christina Kiotis


Head Varsity Coach - Mark Molinari 
Assistant Varsity - Dan Bielawski

Assistant Varsity - Dave Burton
Assistant Varsity - Tony Nevrly

Assistant Varsity - Alec Arvanitakis

Assistant Varsity - Dimitri Tripkos

Assistant Varsity (Vol) - John Bucklar

Head Sophomore Coach -  Troy Michalek

Assistant Sophomore - Mike Iazzetto

Assistant Sophomore - Michael Voss

Assistant Sophomore (Vol) - Robb Stephenitch

Assistant Sophomore (Vol) - De'Andre Washington

Assistant Sophomore (Vol) - David Bielawski

Assistant Sophomore (Vol) - Phil Fox

Head Freshman Coach - Arthur Drenth

Assistant Freshman- Brian Kukulski

Assistant Freshman (Vol) -Robert McInerney

Assistant Freshman (Vol) - Bill Lapacek

Girls' Cross Country

Head Coach - Doug Plunkett 
Assistant - 
Mary Namestnik

Assistant - 

Assistant - Gail Grant

Girls' Golf

Head Coach - Lindsay DeGiulio
Assistant - Darren Orel 

Girls' Tennis

Head Coach - Josh Forst
Assistant Coach  - Robert Kud
JV - Adam Petersen

Girls Swimming and Diving

Head Coach - Paul Krick
Diving - Elizabeth Lukes 
Assistant - Bryan Szweda

Girls' Volleyball

Head Varsity - Madisen Babich

Assistant Coach (JV)- Jocelynn Birks
Sophomore -  

Freshman A - Brett Wolf  

Freshmen B - Patrick Fardy

Winter Sports Coaching Staff



Boys' Basketball

Head Varsity Coach - Zach Miller 

Assistant Coach - John Daniels

JV Coach - Matt Lahey

Sophomore Coach - Eric Baugh

Assistant Coach (Vol) - Gary Smith

Freshman A Coach -  Paul Maggiore

Freshman B Coach - 

Assistant Coach (Vol) - Charles Dotten


Boys' Swimming & Diving

Head Coach - Bryan Szweda
Assistant Coach - Paul Krick
Diving Coach - Elizabeth Lukes 



Head Varsity Coach - Zachary Holtzman

Assistant Varsity Coach - James McAuliffe

Assistant Coach (Vol) - Mike Dinovo

JV-Coach - Todd Raymond

JVII Coach (Vol) - Jerry Gates

Assistant JVI-JVII Coach - (Vol.) Gary Walker

Head Freshman Coach -  

Assistant Coach - Dave Lee

Assistant Freshman Coach - (Vol.) Jerry Gates

Head Girls Coach - Bob Kud


Girls' Basketball

Head Varsity Coach - Lyndsie Long
Varsity Asst. Coach - Phil Culcasi
Sophomore Coach - Mack Trent
Freshman Coach A - Troy Michalek
Freshman Coach B - Colleen O'Neil

Girls' Bowling

Head Coach - Adam Peterson
Head JV - 
Rob Bozek

Girls' Gymnastics

Head Coach - Kristyn Campos
Assistant Coach - Bill Norris

Assistant Coach - Kylie Bosco

Spring Sports Coaching Staff



Boys' Baseball

Head Varsity Coach - Darren Orel
Varsity Assistant - Tim Cappelen

Varsity Assistant - 

Head JV Coach - Matt Quatman
JV (Vol) - Kevin Raher

Head Freshman Coach - Brett Wolf

Freshman Assitant (Vol.)  - Gary Wolf

Assistant (Vol) - Pat Kenny

Boys' Gymnastics

Head Coach - Bill Norris

Assistant Coach -Kristyn Campos

Assistant Coach - Kylie Bosco

Boys' Lacrosse

Coop. Team with DGN.  The boys will be housed at DGS.

Head Varsity Coach -  Shon Zawlocki

Assistant Coach - Erik Carron

Assistant Coach - Joseph Reilly 

JV Coach - Nic Tysiak

Head Freshman - Mike McAleer

Assistant Coach (Vol.) - Eric McAleer

Boys' Tennis

Head Coach - Josh Forst

Varsity Assistant Coach - Bob Kud

Boys' Track & Field

Head Coach - Mike Farthing (sprints)
Assistant Coach - Brian Caldwell (distance)

Assistant Coach - David Lee (throws)

Assistant Coach -  Juankeem Finley (jumps)

Assistant Coach - Sean Senf (distance, pole vault)

Boys' Volleyball

Head Coach - Kurt Steuer  
Varsity Assistant - Ryan Altenburg

JV Coach - Madisen Babich

Freshman Coach - Jocelyn Birks

Freshman Assistant Coach (Vol.) -

Lauren Villanova

Girls' Softball

Head Varsity Coach - Jim Cushing
Varsity Assistant - Morgan Bianchi
Varsity Assistant (Vol.) - Bill Drenth

Head JV Coach  - Tessa McGuire

JV Assistant (Vol.) - John McGuire

JV Assistant (Vol.) - Dick Cermak

Freshman Head Coach - Kat Bernovich

Freshman Assistant (Vol.) - 

Girls' Badminton

Head Coach - Hayley Pendergast
JV Coach - Robin Oberle
Freshman Coach - Nikki Alessi

Girls' Lacrosse

Coop. Team with DGN.  The girls will be housed at DGN.

See the DGN web site for information.

Girls' Soccer

Head Varsity Coach -Chris Hernandez 

Assistant Coach - Adam Petersen

JVI Coach -  


Assistant JVII  - Christina Kiotis

Freshman Coach - Mike Paczkowski

Assistant Freshman (Vol.) - 

Girls' Track & Field

Head Coach - Doug Plunkett (distance)

Assistant Coach (distance) - Meagan Allabastro
Assistant Coach - Lauren Ackermann (pole vault/sprints)





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