Our Coaches 2021-07-21T18:44:42-05:00


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 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 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 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.

“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