Bill Spigner - Head Coach - e-mail Coach Spigner
Although Bill has been coaching at VHHS since 2003, he is not new to the sport of bowling. He has been teaching and coaching bowling for over 40 years and his recognition and accolades are many.
Bill is one of only 25 United States Bowling Congress Gold Level certified coaches worldwide. Team USA Coach and a National Instructor for USA Bowling Coaching. A 3-time National, 9-time Regional PBA Champion and is a member of 7 bowling Halls of Fame including the USBC Hall of Fame. He has been an instructional columnist for various bowling publications since 1983 and currently writes “The Pro Approach” for Bowlers Journal magazine. Bill's latest honor is that he has been named:
The 2019-2020 IHSA Boys Bowling Coach of the Year.
Bill and his wife Barb were the former proprietors of Hawthorn Lanes and reside in Vernon Hills. Both of their boys are accomplished bowlers. Robby, their oldest, has bowled tournaments all over the world and was named to Team USA in 2003; and Jimmy, their youngest, was the VHHS Team Captain and IHSA Boys’ Bowling State Qualifier in 2004 and 2005. The first two years VHHS had a Boys’ Bowling team.
Bill Munro - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Munro
I've been coaching Boys Bowling since 2014 at Vernon Hills HS. My previous high school coaching experience was as a boys golf coach at West Chicago HS. I have been bowling since 1974. I have participated in a number of bowling tournaments while I was also competing in baseball. I have worked full time since 2015 at Vernon Hills and am currently assigned to the Special Education department. I am a certified Uniteed States Bowling Congress coach. My education is in Physical Education and Psychology. My oldest son Jared, was a cross-country runner and swimmer at VHHS. My youngest son, Alec, was on the VHHS bowling team from 2012-2016 and was on team that made it down to state in 2014.
Craig Frankel - Volunteer Coach - e-mail Coach Frankel
Craig is excited for his 3rd season as a volunteer coach with the VHHS Boys Bowling program and is looking forward to improving on last year's 2nd place finish at state. Prior to joining the VHHS family, he spent 4 years at Glenbrook North High School where (as a volunteer) he helped lead their program to two state final appearances.
Craig has been a member of the Professional Bowlers Association and carries a Silver Level Coaching Certification from the United States Bowling Congress.
On the lanes, Craig has been bowling for over 50 years with numerous honors and accolades at the local, national and international level. Prior to the pandemic, Craig remained active on the lanes and stayed competitive by bowling in local, regional, and national tournaments.
Craig and his wife (Lynne) currently live in Highland Park. They have 2 adult boys (Steven and Jeremy) and a dog (Kirby).