Palos Heights (Shepard)

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Background Information


Season Summaries

(Titles, Won-Lost Records,

and Head Coaches)

Shepard High School

13049 S. Ridgeland Ave. (Google map, other maps)

Palos Heights, IL 60463


Phone: 708-371-1111

Fax: 708-371-3630

School Web Site:


Enrollment: 1734.5

Conference(s): South Suburban

Nickname(s): Astros (boys), Lady Astros (girls)

Colors: Brown/Orange

School Type: Public Coed

County: Cook

Cities in District: Palos Heights 5,434; Crestwood 4,223; Worth 11,254; Alsip 7,610; Robbins 9,100; Calumet Park

Board Division: 3, Legislative District: 8


IHSA Official Representative: Lindsey Nissen

Superintendent: Ty Harting
   phone 708-424-2000.714   fax 708-424-6389

Principal: Greg Walder

Principal's Assistant: Nancy McGuire

Boys Athletic Director: Lindsey Nissen

Boys Athletic Director's Assistant: Megan Gorman

Girls Athletic Director: Lindsey Nissen

Girls Athletic Director's Assistant: Megan Gorman

Activities Director: Lindsey Nissen

Activities Director's Assistant: Rukayat Kaffo

Boys Athletics — Head Coaches

Boys Baseball Head Coach: Frank Di Foggio

Boys Basketball Head Coach: Tony Chiuccariello

Boys Bowling Head Coach: Simeon Shama

Boys Cross Country Head Coach: Troy Walker

Boys Diving Head Coach: Rebecca McNicholas

Boys Football Head Coach: John Rone

Boys Golf Head Coach: Mike Oziemkowski

Boys Soccer Head Coach: TBA

Boys Swimming Head Coach: Taylor Burmeister

Boys Tennis Head Coach: Patrick O'Boye

Boys Track & Field Head Coach: Dan Ludwig

Boys Volleyball Head Coach: Dan Guba

Boys Water Polo Head Coach: Ryan Russell

Boys Wrestling Head Coach: Scott Richardson

Girls Athletics — Head Coaches

Girls Badminton Head Coach: Laura Schroeder

Girls Basketball Head Coach: Ricky Gamino

Girls Bowling Head Coach: Ken Walters

Girls Cross Country Head Coach: Angie Ochoa

Competitive Cheerleading Head Coach: Nicole Staehlin

Competitive Dance Head Coach: Mahogony Floyd

Girls Diving Head Coach: Rebecca McNicholas

Girls Golf Head Coach: Bradley Fisher

Girls Gymnastics Head Coach: TBA

Girls Softball Head Coach: Kelsey Clifford

Girls Soccer Head Coach: Susan Liva

Girls Swimming Head Coach: Taylor Burmeister

Girls Tennis Head Coach: Kelly Myron

Girls Track & Field Head Coach: Scot Rybarczyk

Girls Volleyball Head Coach: Brian Zofkie

Girls Water Polo Head Coach: TBA

Athletic Medical Staff

Certified Athletic Trainer: Kaylee Craigo

Activities — Head Coaches, Advisers, and Directors

Chess Coach: Aminah Garcia

Drama Director: TBA

Group Interpretation Director: Nykeya Woods

Speech Coach: Pam Peters

Newspaper Adviser: Mike Smith

Band Director: Chris Pitlik

Vocal Director: Roland Hatcher

Marching Band Director: Chris Pitlik

Scholastic Bowl Coach: Megan Brewczynski

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

Sideline Cheer Coach: Nicole Staehlin

Halftime Dance Coach: Mahogony Floyd

Student Council Adviser: Gina Hanna