Wildcat Coaching Staff

  • Jenny Smith- Head Coach

This is Coach Smith's 7th season as the boys varsity volleyball coach at LHS. She comes from a long history of coaching; 10 seasons with the girls program as the varsity assistant including a state run in 2012 with a 4th place finish and a run in 2014 with a 2nd place finish, 4 seasons with the Vernon Hills mens program including a state run in 2011 with a 3rd place finish, 2 seasons coaching at the jr. college level, and 3 seasons at the girls club level. Coach Smith played 4 years at Carthage College for the womens volleyball program and 4 years with the Track and Field team.


  • Adam Stuart- Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Stuart has been working at Libertyville High School since 2010. Prior to joining the LHS staff, he was an Assistant Varsity VB and Basketball Coach at Palatine. After two years at Baylor, he transferred to Carthage College to play basketball and volleyball. At Carthage, his volleyball team played in the national championship game finishing second in Div III.  Coach Stuart graduated from Carthage in May, 2009 with a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science and a minor in Education. Coach Stuart works in the Physical Welfare Department at LHS. He and wife Erica just have 2 superfan children, who can be seen leading the cheering at matches. 


  • Jorge Tamayo- Freshman Coach

Coach Tamayo went to Evanston Township H.S. where he played as an outside hitter for coach Mike Hulett, the former director at Adversity Club Volleyball, based out of Vernon Hills. Coach Tamayo had never played before his freshman year, but fell in love with the sport and began to play year round. Coach Tamayo began playing at the varsity level his sophomore year and was voted captain as a senior. After high school, he attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he went on to play for the club team as well as intramural. Coach Tamayo started coaching in 2005 and has coached for both club and high school seasons, boys and girls, from beginners to high level athletes that compete on a national level.

  • Loretta O'Dea - Freshman Coach

Coach O'Dea has been coaching volleyball at LHS since 2011, when she became joined the girls program as a freshman volleyball coach. She joined the boys program in 2014. Last year, both the A and B Freshman teams had successful season winning the Palatine, LHS invite, Joliet West, Vernon Hills, and Glenbard West tournaments!! Coach O'Dea currently works in the both the Business and Family Consumer Science departments at LHS and is the head FBLA advisor. She is looking forward to another great season this Spring!

  • Rachel Wiatrowski - Freshman Coach

Coach Wiatrowski is our newest addition to the boys volleyball program, but by far the most experienced.  Coach W has been coaching as a head coach since 1999, and brings her wealth of experience to LHS to be closer to home and her family.  She teaches middle school in Lincolnshire, and in the off-season spends her spare time coaching club volleyball at Adversity Volleyball Club.  Her passion for the sport and for our athletes is contagious, and we are happy to welcome her to our staff!