The Penguin's own Chris Gantz has been named the new Boys Lacrosse Head Coach for Palatine High School. Good Luck to Chris.
August 1, 2018 - The new Boys Lacrosse Head Coach for Palatine High School was named this week. Chris Gantz will take over the Pirate Lacrosse Program for the 2019 Spring season. Lacrosse is a passion for Coach Gantz with his start in high school at Glenbrook North(Northbrook) and then at the University of Illinois.
Coach Gantz returned to Glenbrook North High School to coach lacrosse for 5 years until moving out to the NW suburbs with his wife and two children. His most recent coaching experience was at neighboring Fremd High School, where is coached multiple levels for the Vikings since 2015. Coach Gantz's commitment to the sport of lacrosse has even grown within his family, where he coaches his son's youth team for the Palatine Penguins. Notably, both of Coach Gantz's U8 teams won the 2018 IBLA State Championship in their divisions. Coach Gantz was also brought on as an assistant coach for True Lacrosse in 2018. Coach Gantz brings a history of success from his various coaching positions with multiple high school conference championships and tournament wins in Illinois.
Coach Gantz actually started at U of I in their pilot training program, but began firefighting in college and followed that into an exciting career with the Skokie Fire Department after graduation. Coach Gantz also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Coach Gantz retired from firefighting in 2015 and keeps busy with his fire safety events facility in Schaumburg, called the FireZone.