Carthage (Illini West)

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Background Information


Season Summaries

(Titles, Won-Lost Records,

and Head Coaches)

Illini West High School

600 Miller St. (Google map, other maps)

Carthage, IL 62321


Phone: 217-357-2136

Fax: 217-357-3569

School Web Site:


Enrollment: 339

Conference(s): Prairieland, West Central

Nickname(s): Chargers (boys), Chargers (girls)

Colors: Navy Blue/Orange/White

School Type: Public Coed

County: Hancock

Cities in District: Carthage, Dallas City, and La Harpe

Board Division: 6, Legislative District: 16


IHSA Official Representative: Zak Huston

Superintendent: Kim Schilson
   phone 217-357-9607   fax 217-357-9609

Principal: Scott Schneider
   phone 217-357-2136   fax 217-357-3569

Principal's Assistant: LaShay Ramirez

Asst. Principal: Jim Short  SHORT.JIM@IILINIWEST.ORG
   phone 217-357-2136  

Boys Athletic Director: Zak Huston

Girls Athletic Director: Zak Huston

Activities Director: Zak Huston

Boys Athletics — Head Coaches

Boys Baseball Head Coach: Zak Huston

Boys Basketball Head Coach: Justin Ellison

Boys Cross Country Head Coach: Ryan Bliss

Boys Football Head Coach: Lyle Klein

Boys Golf Head Coach: Christine Murphy

Boys Swimming Head Coach: Zak Huston

Boys Track & Field Head Coach: Michael Lafferty

Boys Wrestling Head Coach: Lyle Klein

Girls Athletics — Head Coaches

Girls Basketball Head Coach: Grant Surprenant

Girls Cross Country Head Coach: Ryan Bliss

Competitive Dance Head Coach: Ashley Burling

Girls Golf Head Coach: Christine Murphy

Girls Softball Head Coach: Ryan Bliss

Girls Track & Field Head Coach: Dakota Lafferty

Girls Volleyball Head Coach: Dakota Lafferty

Athletic Medical Staff

Certified Athletic Trainer: TBA

Activities — Head Coaches, Advisers, and Directors

Bass Fishing Coach: Harold Northup

Drama Director: Linda Hartweg

Yearbook Adviser: Susan Holtsclaw

Band Director: Linda Hartweg

Vocal Director: Linda Hartweg

Marching Band Director: Linda Hartweg

Scholastic Bowl Coach: Connie Flesner

Scholastic Bowl Coach: Kim Johnson

Non-Competitive Activities — Head Coaches, Advisers, and Directors

Sideline Cheer Coach: Amanda Lewis

Sideline Cheer Coach: Ashtyn St Clair Miller

Halftime Dance Coach: Ashley Burling

Student Council Adviser: Sandra Morrison

Student Council Adviser: Shari Shupe

Student Council Adviser: Melissa Sturlic