Badgley, Dorgan, Stocker join coaching effort at Mundelein
At its Wednesday meeting, the Mundelein High School District 120 Board of Education authorized the hiring of varsity head coaches for boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling.
Matt Badgley (boys basketball), Greg Dorgan (girls basketball) and Craig Stocker (wrestling) all join the coaching staff with previous experience.
"During the interview process, our final candidates rose to the top because of their personal integrity and the culture and climate that they hope to bring to our athletic programs," Mundelein athletic director Troy Parola said.
Currently assistant principal/dean of students at Wauconda High School, Badgley holds a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree from Lindenwood University in Missouri. He is completing a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Concordia University Chicago.
Badgley has past experience in administration at Lebanon Community Unit District 9, Hazelwood East High School and Collinsville High School. He was varsity boys basketball head coach at Trico High School and Lebanon High School and assistant coach at Hazelwood East and Pinckneyville high schools. He also coached varsity golf for four years at Hazelwood.
"We look forward to Matt directing our boys basketball program," Parola said. "We spoke with college basketball coaches in the Big 10 and Big 12 who gave strong recommendations concerning Matt's leadership style."
Greg Dorgan will lead the varsity girls basketball program. Currently the mathematics department chair at Wauconda High, Dorgan will join the mathematics faculty at Mundelein. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics secondary education from Illinois and a master's degree in educational leadership from Northeastern Illinois.
While at Wauconda, Dorgan has served as interim head varsity girls basketball coach, head coach for sophomore and freshman boys basketball and junior varsity boys basketball. He has also coached girls basketball at Matthews Middle School in Island Lake and freshman boys basketball at Prospect High School.
Stocker is the new Mundelein varsity wrestling coach. He is currently the head coach and physical education teacher at Lakes High School. He will also join the PE department at MHS. He also has previous teaching/coaching experience at Fremd and Stevenson high schools.
Stocker holds a bachelor's degree in kinesiology with a major in physical education. He has coached wrestling at Lakes since 2012 where he has also coached track and football.
"I'm excited to bring these three individuals to key leadership roles within our coaching positions at MHS," Parola said. "I'm confident that they will teach, coach and mentor our many fine student-athletes."