South Holland (Thornwood)

* Last updated at 6:06 am on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Background Information


Season Summaries

(Titles, Won-Lost Records,

and Head Coaches)

Thornwood High School

17101 S. Park Ave. (Google map, other maps)

South Holland, IL 60473


Phone: 708-225-4725

Fax: 708-225-5032

School Web Site:




Enrollment: 1873

Conference(s): Southland Athletic

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

Colors: Navy/Gold

School Type: Public Coed

County: Cook

Cities in District: South Holland, Calumet City, Burnham, Dolton, Harvey, Hazelcrest, East Hazelcrest, Markham, Thornton

Board Division: 3, Legislative District: 8


IHSA Official Representative: Don Holmes

Superintendent: Nathaniel Cunningham
   phone 708-225-4000   fax 708-225-4059

Principal: Don Holmes

Principal's Assistant: Kandace Walker

Boys Athletic Director: Shavon Fomby
   phone 708-225-4725  

Boys Athletic Director's Assistant: Kendra Walker

Asst. Boys Athletic Director: Jennifer Durkin

Girls Athletic Director: Shavon Fomby
   phone 708-225-4725  

Girls Athletic Director's Assistant: Kendra Walker

Asst. Girls Athletic Director: Jennifer Durkin

Activities Director: Okeycha Pettigrew
   phone 708-225-4171  

Asst. Activities Director: TBA

Boys Athletics — Head Coaches

Boys Baseball Head Coach: Tyler Laux

Boys Basketball Head Coach: Deoplus Williams

Boys Cross Country Head Coach: Christopher Sarna

Boys Football Head Coach: Tramaine Weaver

Boys Tennis Head Coach: Daniel Biesiada

Boys Track & Field Head Coach: Christopher Sarna

Girls Athletics — Head Coaches

Girls Basketball Head Coach: TBA

Girls Cross Country Head Coach: Delin Hill

Competitive Cheerleading Head Coach: Kayla Buckley

Competitive Cheerleading Head Coach: Billie Griggs

Competitive Dance Head Coach: Rebecca Boyter

Girls Softball Head Coach: Bryan Fomby

Girls Soccer Head Coach: David Gonzalez

Girls Tennis Head Coach: Daniel Biesiada

Girls Track & Field Head Coach: Delin Hill

Girls Volleyball Head Coach: Crystal Franklin

Athletic Medical Staff

Certified Athletic Trainer: Maggie Butler

Activities — Head Coaches, Advisers, and Directors

Chess Coach: Michael Blair

Drama Director: Kimberly Allen

Speech Coach: Steven Ihejirika

Band Director: Dwayne Sanders

Vocal Director: Michael Cierski

Marching Band Director: Dwayne Sanders

Scholastic Bowl Coach: Kyle Rusco

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

Sideline Cheer Coach: Billie Griggs

Sideline Cheer Coach: Kayla Buckley

Student Council Adviser: TBA