Coaches

Mike Curtin - Varsity Head Coach - e-mail Coach Curtin

Coach Curtin has been the Head Coach of the Cougars since 2015.  He is an alumni of VHHS, playing lacrosse from 2007-2010, and the University of Kansas; where he continued playing lacrosse in 2011 and 2012.  He has worked closely with the Cougars' youth lacrosse teams since 2011, and has coached with Team One Lacrosse Club since 2018. Michael graduated with a degree in Secondary Education and works as a Special Services Teaching Assistant at VHHS..

Chris Waters - Varsity Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Waters

Chris Waters

Coach Waters started coaching with the Cougars in 2015.  He played 4 years of lacrosse at Glenbrook North High School and coached high school lacrosse as a grad student in Champaign, IL.  He has earned degrees in psychology, special education, reading and literacy education, and educational leadership. Chris is currently the Special Education Department Chair at Glenbard West High School and coaches varsity hockey for Buffalo Grove/Hersey/Wheeling, winning the '15-'16 and ‘17-’18 IHSH Combined Division state championships.

Vince Tran - JV Head Coach - e-mail Coach Tran

Coach Tran started coaching with the Cougars in 2017 as the JV assistant coach.  He is currently the Co-President of the Vernon Hills Sports Club which is an organization providing a travel sports program for Youth Basketball, Youth Football, and Youth Lacrosse (Boys and Girls).  Vince coached junior cougars Boys Youth Basketball (grades 4th - 8th) and Boys Youth Lacrosse (U9/U10 - U13/U14) since 2012 to present. He has lead multiple youth teams to win league Championships. He has been the Boys/Girls Youth Lacrosse Commissioner from 2014 to present.  Vince is also an US Lacrosse Level 2 certified coach since 2015.