Coaches

Jason Czarnecki - Head Coach - e-mail Coach Czarnecki

Coach "Czar" is in his 20th year in District 128 as a Mathematics Teacher, Varsity Baseball Coach and Varsity Football Coach.. Coach Czar and his 17 year old son, J.J. live in Vernon Hills.   He is looking forward to another exciting year at VHHS

Rick Hill - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Hill

Coach Hill has been coaching high-school athletes for the past 24 years.  He served as a varsity assistant softball coach, freshman assistant football coach, and served at all levels of baseball as a head coach for freshman, varsity assistant coach, and pitching coach at Warren Township High School in Gurnee.  He also spent one year as the pitching coach at Trinity International University in Deerfield. This is Coach Hill’s ninth season coaching baseball at Vernon Hills High School.This will be Coach Hill’s third season as the Varsity pitching coach. Coach Hill is also a member of the Freshman football staff.

Rob Fischer - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Fischer

This is Coach Fischer’s 5th year as part of the VHHS baseball and 1st as a member of the Varsity staff. Prior to coaching high school baseball, Coach Fischer spent 4 years at the University of Illinois playing for the fighting Illini and 7 years playing independent professional baseball. Coach Fischer also has 12 years of experience as a professional hitting instructor working closely on mechanics with athletes of all ages.  Coach Fischer is a full time special services teacher at VHHS and also serves as the head freshman football coach.

Patrick Walters - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Walters

This is Coach Walters fourth year coaching baseball at Vernon Hills.  This is his third year at Vernon Hills High School as a Special Education teacher.  This is Pat’s 6th year coaching High School Baseball. He coached for 2 years at Warren High School.  Pat lives in Grayslake, Illinois.

Ryan Feeney - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Feeney

Coach Feeney enters his 8th season as a high school baseball coach, 1st at VHHS.  His previous stops include Grayslake Central (5 years) and Richmond-Burton (2 years).  His positions include head freshman coach, head sophomore/JV coach and varsity assistant.  Helped the 2009 Rams to a 3rd place finish in IHSA 3A Finals. Coach Feeney played baseball at Grayslake High School and lives in Lindenhurst with his wife Amy and children Molly (5) and Artie (4).

Anthony Mazza - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Mazza

A graduate of VHHS who played for Coach Czar, this is Coach Mazza’s 3rd year coaching baseball at Vernon Hills. He currently teaches physical education at St. Francis de Sales in Lake Zurich. Coach Mazza is also part of the basketball coaching staff at VHHS.

Eric Levin - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Levin

Coach Levin enters his 5th season coaching high school baseball as a new coach to the program. His prior coaching experience comes from Zion-Benton Township High School, where he has taught Social Studies the last three years, and Valle Catholic Schools in Missouri.  At ZBTHS, Coach Levin served as the varsity pitching coach for 3 years. At Valle Catholic, he was the assistant varsity coach and JV head coach, for 2 years helping the team achieve back-to-back 2A MSHSAA state championships. Coach Levin played high school baseball at O’Fallon Township High School in Southern Illinois and lives in Barrington with his wife Sarah.