Coach Brian Glashagel
Head Football Coach
Coach Glashagel has served as the Sequoits Head Football Coach since 2006. He also teaches Social Studies and was the Assistant Track Coach. Prior to Antioch Coach Glashagel was a varsity assistant (DBs) at Wauconda H.S. (2006 and 1999), assistant track, varsity assistant (WRs/DBs) and defensive coordinator at Carmel Catholic H.S. (1995-1998 and 2000-2005) where they won a state championship in 2003. In 1994 Coach Glashagel coached runningbacks and track at his alma mater Knox College. Besides teaching Social Studies, Coach Glas served as an athletic director at Transfiguration School in Wauconda from 1997 to 2006.
Coach Glashagel went out for football his sophomore year at Conant H.S. (also played basketball and track) and by his senior year he was hooked. His senior year (1989) he received All Conference Honors (DB) as the Cougars lost in the state semi finals to East St. Louis. At Knox College Coach Glashagel played wide receiver and ran track qualifying for the NCAA National track meet in the 110 high hurdles and 400 intermediate hurdles in 1994. After college (1996) Coach Glas played football for one season in Barcelona, Spain playing wide receiver and defensive back.
"Football brings so many people together. The band, cheerleaders, Cardinal Crazies, faculty and parents come together. Friday nights in the fall are the best and so exciting here at Antioch H.S. I cannot think of anything better for young people to be a part of than 80 of their teammates and coaches. I enjoy the entire process. I enjoy seeing young boys develop into young men. Learn to put teammates first, instead of themselves. It's really such a wonderful positive experience."
Coach Glas is married to Sara Glashagel. Has 3 beautiful children Cameron, Chloe and Olivia and a dog Athena. Coach Glas has a B.A. from Knox College and a M.A.E.D. from Dominican University.
Coach Michael Gordy
Coach Gordy grew up in Grayslake and attended Grayslake Community High School. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, where he earned both, his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Coach Gordy started teaching and coaching football at Antioch in 1977.
"I've always loved football; to me there was always something special about taking the 22 starting positions, plus special teams, and choreographing all of those individuals into one interactive unit, with a single goal in mind. I retired from teaching in 2010, but I have continued coaching football and softball at Antioch. At different times I've been the linebackers coach as well as the defensive line coach, and also did a 23 year stint as Antioch’s defensive coordinator." Coach Gordy mainly works with the defensive line at Antioch.
In 2019 Coach Gordy was inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Coach Rico Ellis
Coach Rico Ellis attended Bloom High School, and graduated in 1977. He then went on to attend Joliet Junior college, and graduated 2 years later in 1979. Ellis then decided to further his education even farther, and attended: Eastern Illinois University, minoring in Special Education from 1979-1981, Eastern Illinois University (M.S. Physical Education) from 1981-1983, with the highest GPA amongst African American Students at Eastern Illinois University in 1982, National Louis University (CAS in Special Education) from 1999-2001, and finally National Louis University (CAS in School Administration) from 2001-2003.
Despite his extensive education background, Elllis:
Played football, baseball, basketball from years 1974-1977
All Conference Guard – Joliet Junior College (1979)
All Conference Guard – Eastern Illinois University (1981)
Coach football at Antioch High School from 1987 – present
Coached basketball at Antioch High School from 1987 – 2008
Coach basketball at Grayslake High School from 2009 – Present
Coach Ellis has been with the Sequoits since 1986 and works with the O-line and defensive ends.
Coach Mitch Munda
Mitch Munda has been coaching and teaching at Antioch High School since 2016. His specialty is working with the Varsity Wide Receivers.
Quick background/info: High school All-state Wide Receiver at Warren Township High School. Graduated and played 4 years of college football at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Coach Munda earned his Bachelor’s degree at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Health and Human Performance (Physical Education & Health).
Coach Munda is a Physical Education/ Health Teacher at Antioch High School. He has previous coaching experience at Warren Township High school as a Wide Receivers and Quarterbacks coach. He currently resides in Gurnee, IL.
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs,”- Zig Ziglar
Coach Rejc has been coaching high school football since 1977. He coached football for 40 years
at Carmel Catholic High School, 5 years as Head Coach from 1981 to 1985. Coach Rejc primarily coached
LB’s, but also coached the DB’s, and was a defensive coordinator for most of his time at Carmel. During
that time the teams won a state championship in 2003, the Chicago city Prep Bowl championship in
2002, 5 Conference titles, and had 2 semi-final appearances. He worked with both Coach Glashagel, who
was the Defensive Back coach, and with Coach Bitto who was a Head Coach, assistant coach and player.
Coach Rejc taught U.S. History for 25 years and also served as Department Chair for 10 years. After
leaving the classroom, he spent 15 years as an Administrative Assistant in the Human
Resources/Business Office at Carmel Catholic High School. Upon retiring from football and fulltime work
at Carmel Catholic High School, he joined the Antioch football staff in 2018.
Coach Rejc is married to Louise Rejc. He has 3 grown step-children Jaclyn, Nick and Shari. He has one
brother, Jerry Rejc. His greatest influences have been his parents Betty, who has passed away, and his
father, Frank, a WW II veteran. Frank has been his greatest teacher and his early
influence to go into coaching football.
“In all my years of coaching football, I believe the task has always been to make football a path to
teaching young people the values of hard work, persistence, and team work. “
Coach Campbell has been coaching football at the high school and youth levels since 2003, and brings his talents to the frosh/soph team where he specializes as a defensive coordinator.
He works as a School Counselor and Athletic Director at the middle school level.
Coach Del Pechauer
Coach Del Pechauer graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1976. He started his teaching and coaching career at Antioch High School in 1977. After 33 years of teaching physical education and driver education, Pechauer retired in 2010. As well as being a teacher at Antioch, he was the head football coach for the Sequoits for 19 years
(1988-2006) before becoming an assistant coach. He also helps coach the track team.
In 2016 Coach Pechauer was inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. His specialty is working with the Offensive Line.
Coach Mike Karner
Coach Karner has been coaching high school football since 2006, and started his coaching career with the Sequoits in 2008. He was a defensive line coach and remained on staff until 2009, when he returned to his alma mater Zion Benton to serve as their defensive coordinator. In 2012 Coach Karner rejoined Sequoits as a defensive line coach and then in 2014 became the defensive coordinator for the Sequoits. As a defensive coordinator the Sequoits defense has always been at the top of the areas defenses and has produced All State players like Jon Haeffele (2014 DL), George Bessette (2016 LB) and Andrew Hare (2017 DB).
Coach Karner played his college football at Lake Forest College, where he received his B.A. in education, he continued his education and has a Masters from Aurora University and Doctorate from Aurora University.
Coach Pat Swanson
Coach Swanson has been coaching at Antioch since 2008. During that time coach Swanson has coached varsity defensive line, and outside linebackers, defensive coordinator for the freshemen, run the youth camp, coached in the youth football program (Vikings), coached feeder wrestling as well as Head Lacrosse Coach for the Sequoits.
Coach Swanson is an Antioch alum graduating in 2001, then attending College of Northeastern (Chicago) with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education.
Coach Dave Proffitt
Coach Proffitt retired from teaching in 2017 and brings with him over 40 years of High School Football coaching experience and 120 wins as a Head Coach. Other notable achievements include:
*Member of Woodstock Marian High School Hall of Fame as a Football Coach
*Member of Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame
*Chicago Illinois Catholic League Coach of the Year (1979)
*McHenry County Football Coach of the Year (1995)
*Asst. Football Coach (D Coordinator 74-77) - Gordon Tech High School, Chicago (1969-77)
*Head Football Coach - Weber High School, Chicago (1978-79)
*Head Football Coach - Woodstock Marian, Woodstock, Ill (1991-2002)
*Asst. Football Coach - Cary Grove High School, Cary, Ill (2004-05)
*Asst. Football Coach (D Coordinator) - Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, Ill (2006-10)
*Head Football Coach - Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, Ill (2011-2016)
*Asst. Football Coach (D Coordinator) - Wood River High School, Hailey, Idaho (2017)
*Asst. Football Coach (D Coordinator) - Antioch High School, Antioch, Ill. (2018-present)
*Class 7A - Asst. Coach - Football State Runner Up at Cary Grove High School (2004)
*Class 7A - D Coordinator - Football State Runner Up at Lake Zurich High School (2006)
*Class 7A - D Coordinator - Football State Champs at Lake Zurich High School (2007)
*Class 7A - D Coordinator - Football State Runner Up at Lake Zurich High School (2010)
*Class 7A - Head Coach - Football State Runner Up at Lake Zurich High School (2013)
Coach Pete Bitto started coaching with the Sequoits in 2020 at the Frosh/Soph level. The first 2 seasons as the Offensive Coordinator and then as the Head Coach.
Coach Bitto played 4 years of football as Carmel Catholic High School. He coached 1 year as a student assistant offensive line coach at Ball State University. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Special Education from Ball State University. Coach Bitto has been around very successful programs his whole life; Carmel Catholic under Coach Andy Bitto, and now Antioch Community High School under Brian Glashagel.
Coach Bitto is a special education teacher here at Antioch Community High School teaching math and history. He is incredibly excited to get this opportunity to lead the Freshman/Sophomore level this year and help guide these young men to greater things as they get older.
“The difference between extraordinary and ordinary is that little extra.” - Jimmy Johnson
Coach Ryan Shifley
Coach Shifley has been coaching high school football since 2004. He has been coaching the varsity running backs at Antioch since 2007. His first three years were spent coaching varsity running backs coach and under level-head coach at Wauconda High School. In addition to football, he has coached Track & Field at Wauconda, Mundelein, and Antioch and volleyball at Vernon Hills High School.
Coach Shifley graduated from Mundelein High School in 1998 where he was a multisport athlete (Football, Basketball, Track, and Volleyball). After high school, he graduated from Purdue University. Returning to Lake County after college he began teaching social studies and coaching football at Wauconda High School where he is currently the Social Studies Department Chair.
Coach Shifley is happily married to his wife Diane. Together they live in Mundelein and have two sons Kyle (2018) and Luke (2020).