Coaches

Coaches Kevin Muck, Joe Petricca, Chad Bobbit, Tony Spizzirri, Tyler Donnelly,
Kevin Bobbit, Bill Cordts, Jason Streepy, and Dave Gurion.

400 high school wins | 20 state playoff appearances | 15 conference championships
2 state championships | 1 Hall of Fame inductee


Director of Football & Head Coach Jim Schwantz

Coach Jim Schwantz was raised in the Palatine area, and attended Fremd High School. After playing football for Purdue University on a full ride scholarship, he went on to be a linebacker in the NFL.

Football Experience

  • Purdue University (1988-1992)
    • Freshman All American
    • All Big 10 Player
    • Team MVP
    • Kiwanis Citizenship Award
  • Chicago Bears (1992-1993, 1998)
  • Dallas Cowboys (1994-1996)
    • Played on the winning Super Bowl XXX Team
    • Record season 32 Special Teams tackles
    • Selected for the Pro Bowl for Special Teams
    • NFL “Unsung Hero Award”
    • NFL Special Player of the Year Award
  • San Francisco 49ers (1997)
  • 78 career NFL games and 39 career tackles (35 with the Dallas Cowboys)
  • Coach for the Northwest Flag Football League

Notable Activites & Achievements

  • Public speaker on the importance of education, self-motivation, peer pressure, and responsibility
  • Spoke at several Special Olympics
  • Involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Sat on the Board of Directors in the North Texas area
  • Announces for WBBM-780 Before and After Chicago Bears games

Level 1 Head Coach Tyler Donnoly

  • University of Illinois Fullback (1989-1993), Letter ’93
    • Four consecutive Bowl Games
    • 1990 Big Ten Champions
  • 19 Years of Coaching Experience (1995-2012)
  • Hampshire High School
    • 11 Years Assistant Football Coach
    • 1995 State Champions Hampshire High School
  • Palatine High School
    • 6 Consecutive Playoff Appearances
    • 2 Quarter Final Appearances
    • 3 MSL West Conference Champions
  • 3 Time MSL West Coach of the Year

Level 1 Head Coach Kevin Bobbit

  • Bloomington High
    • 3 year varsity starter
    • 3 time Big 12 all conference
    • Champaign News Gazette honorable mention All State 1977
  • Illinois Wesleyan
    • 4 year letter winner
    • 3 year starter defensive back
    • 2 year CCIW all conference NAIA all district
    • NAIA honorable mention All American 1981
  • Coaching Experience
    • 12 years assistant coach – Lisle Senior High
    • 3 years head coach – Lisle Senior High
    • 10 years assistant coach – Palatine High School
    • More than 25 years of football coaching experience

Level 1 Head Coach David Gurion

  • 1994 Graduate of Palatine High School
  • 3 year varsity starter
  • 3-time All Conference, 2-time All Area, and 1-time All State Offensive Lineman
  • Youth Flag Football Coordinator for Salt Creek Park District
  • 11 seasons of youth football coaching experience with PAFA
  • Current ASEP Certified football coach at Fremd High School