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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 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 Cameron Campbell
Head Fresh/Soph Coach
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 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 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 Ed Nobiling
Coach Nobiling started his football coaching career, in 2000, at Lane Tech High School, where he coached the freshmen football team to two Chicago City Championships and one runner up in three seasons. After his third season coach Nobiling decided to step down to focus his time on starting a family and coaching the wrestling team. As coach Nobiling's boys started to take an interest in football he seized the opportunity to get back into coaching by coaching them with the Antioch Vikings, where he coached for eight years. He continues to coach his sons at Antioch High School, where he is an assistant varsity wrestling coach (seven seasons) and assistant F/S football coach (first season).
Coach Ryan Shaputis
Ryan Shaputis is a former Sequoit Football player, he was an ALL State Linebacker for the Sequoits graduating in 2020 he is now making a return to help coach the defense. Coach Shaputis will be coaching football for the F/S defensive line, and will help to ensure the players are successful student athletes. Coach Shaputis played football all 4 years at Antioch, wrestled for 2 years and ran track for 3 years. He's not a rookie when it comes to coaching, he has been helping coach with the Vikings since he was a sophomore at ACHS. He would finish high school football practice and head over to Osmand and help with the younger guys. Coach Shaputis graduated from ACHS and attended Clarke University for football, after one year he returned to Antioch to find a career more suitable to him, like his father becoming a diesel technician. Coach Shaputis is excited to bring experience, knowledge and fun to the Sequoit Football Team.
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 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 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 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).
Coach Jordan Eder
Coach Eder graduated from ACHS in 2006. He played under Coach Pechauer during his time at ACHS. He
then went on to continue playing football at Carthage College and earning his degree in Exercise Sports
Science. After graduating from Carthage, he spent 2 years at Grant and 1 year at Carmel coaching
Offensive Line. Coach Eder was hired as the Head Football Coach at Round Lake High School in 2013. He
spent 2 years at Round Lake before being hired at Antioch to teach PE. Eder served as an assistant coach
under Coach Glashagel from 2015-2017. In 2017 he was hired as the Head Football Coach and PE
Teacher at Lakes Community High School. Coach was the Head Coach at Lakes from 2017-2022, and
then transitioned out of education. Coach Eder now works as a Sales Manager for a Commercial Real
Estate Brokerage Firm in Chicago and will be working with the Offensive Line in his 13 th season coaching
Coach Sean Connor
Coach Connor is entering his first year on the football staff at Antioch in 2023. He will be an offensive line coach at the frosh/soph level. In addition to football, he has been coaching basketball since 2006 and was named the head varsity boys basketball coach at Antioch in 2021.
Coach Connor graduated from Woodstock High School in 2002 where he played offensive line for 4 years and was a multisport athlete (Football, Basketball, Baseball/Track). After high school, he graduated from Northern Illinois University. He taught math for 14 years while also earning his Masters in Education at North Park University. He is currently a math & English interventionist at Antioch.
Coach Connor is happily married to his wife Kiersten. Together they live in Grayslake with two daughters Maya and Kaylee.
Coach Hayden Beattie
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