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Our Coaches 2018-11-20T08:32:52+00:00

COACH CHRIS

Coach Chris co-founded 5 Star Sports back in 2003 to pass on his love and knowledge of sports to the next generation. Throughout his life sports not only showed him crucial life skills such as team work and self-confidence, it was also a way to get through some tough times. His favorite sports are basketball and baseball, which he has played his entire life. Coach Chris’ passion and love for kids shine through at every class he coaches. He has been the sole owner of 5 Star since 2012 and his commitment and drive to continue teaching our children on and off the field is only getting stronger.

COACH DYLAN

Coach Dylan played travel hockey for 8 years.  He believes sports teach great life lessons and loves helping teach kids.  Coach Dylan is currently a student at Lakes Community High School and loves the outdoors!

COACH JOHN

Coach Jon is currently a senior at Grant Community High School.  He is an all around athlete.  His favorite sports include basketball and football.  He’s played numerous sports and loves to pass on his knowledge of sports to younger kids.

COACH GREG

Coach Greg grew up playing football, basketball, and running track and field.  He loves the outdoors, playing and coaching sports.  Coach Greg enjoys passing on his passion for competition to kids and helping them learn and grow as athletes.

COACH ROBBIE

Coach Robbie has been playing sports all of his life. His biggest passion is in baseball. Coach Robbie played baseball all four years in high school and a year at College of Lake County where he received his Associates Degree in Elementary Education. He currently plays for the Chicago Rippers, a well-known team in the Chicago North Men’s baseball league. He also umpires high school softball and baseball. He enjoys coaching kids and looks forward to passing on his passion for sports.

COACH RYNE “RYNO”

Coach Ryno grew up playing baseball, soccer and basketball.  He actually started at 5 Star Sports playing T-Ball with Coach Chris at 4 years old!  He is grateful for the opportunity to coach years later.  Ryno plays competitive baseball and is currently a Junior at Carmel Catholic High School.  He is excited to pass on his passion for sports and fun to all the kids he coaches.

COACH TYLER

Coach Tyler is currently a student at Grant Community High School.  He loves working with kids and playing sports.  Tyler grew up playing Volleyball, Basketball and Baseball.  He currently plays Volleyball for his High School.  Tyler is grateful for the opportunity to work with kids and help put smiles on their faces.

COACH DEE

Coach Dee has played sports since a young kid, running track, playing basketball, and football. Coach Dee played basketball in high school and college. Coach Dee attended Lewis University where he currently holds the records for most games played, assists, and second for all time steals. Coach Dee enjoys the opportunity to give back to the kids and teach them how importance of team work, discipline, and having fun. Working for 5Star has been rewarding for Coach Dee and he is happy to help see kids try to reach their goals and successes in their future endeavors.

COACH TAYLOR

Coach Taylor has been playing sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, and softball throughout her whole life, and is currently playing high school basketball! Coach Taylor loves having fun with the kids and showing them how to play a variety of sports and teaching about each one. Coach Taylor can’t wait to meet all the new kids and have a blast helping them learn the sports she loves.

COACH KAT

Coach Kat grew up playing soccer competitively, as well as all the sports she played for fun with her three younger siblings such as hockey, basketball and football. Currently a senior at Grayslake North, Coach Kat loves kids and is so thankful to have the opportunity to teach them the same sports she loves! She can’t wait to meet all of the kids in our future sessions, hoping to pass on the same enthusiasm and sportsmanship skills her coaches instilled in her.

COACH JOCE

Coach Joce grew up in France and has been playing basketball since he was 7. He also played soccer, did skiing in the Alps, track and field and has been playing beach volleyball for the last 6 years on a local team. He went to university in France and coached younger basketball players while himself playing in a divisional  basketball club. Coach Joce enjoys working with kids and igniting the passion for sports in young athletes.

COACH ARIUS

Coach Arius has been a sports lover and participate since an early age. Starring in track & field, volleyball and basketball since grade school. Being a kid at heart Coach Arius enjoys teaching the fundamentals and encouraging the kids in all aspects of sports.

COACH CHRISTIAN

“Chris and his team of experienced coaches are great role models for the children they work with. My son has been a part of their baseball program for the past two years and loves it!”

Cindy Randleson

“My two children have never had a better experience! They not only had fun, but I feel my kids will be more confident when school sports start. I highly recommend 5 Star Sport’s camps!”

Steven Burswin

Chris was able to get my child into the basketball program on the day the program started! He was very accommodating and made my son’s winter!

Sharon Hermes