Coaches

Adam Lueken - Head Coach - e-mail Coach Lueken

Coach Lueken

 

Adam is returning as the Head Boys Swim coach for his tenth year. Coach Lueken coaches the JV and Varsity sprinters and is a big proponent of Ultra Short Race Pace Training. He previously coached at CATS and he is also the Boys' Head Water polo coach along with the Boys' JV Cross Country team. Coach Lueken was a varsity swimmer and polo player at Stevenson High School. He continued at Indiana University where he swam club and play water polo. He teaches Computer Science at VHHS.

Brooke Gabris - Diving Coach - e-mail Coach Gabris

Coach Gabris

Brooke is very excited she came out of retirement in 2014 to coach the Boys’ Diving Team.  She previously coached high school, college and age group diving for over 20 years. As a former diver, Brooke finished 5th in the Illinois High School State meet, and continued diving at Ball State University where she won three MAC titles and competed in the NCAA and US Diving Nationals.  She was later inducted into BSU’s Hall of Fame. Brooke continues to teach Physical Education and Health here at VHHS. Outside of school, along with her husband John, they are avid sea kayakers and certified kayak instructors.

Jim Pardun - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Pardun

Coach Pardun

Jim is returning for his ninth year as the assistant coach. He brings with him over 25 years of high school coaching experience, and is considered an expert on the proper mechanics of swimming.  Jim has served as the VHHS head girls swimming & diving coach as well as the head water polo coach from 2000 – 2008. Besides coaching, Jim is a math teacher and aquatics director at Vernon Hills High School.  He resides in Lake Zurich with his wife Lori and their 4 beautiful children.

Radhika Joshi - Assistant Boys’ Swim Coach

 

Radhika is coaching swimming for the first time at Vernon Hills High School. Radhika has been swim lesson supervisor for the last 2 years. Radhika is excited to get back to the sport her kids were involved in all through high school & college. Radhika is also the Girls Head Badminton coach. She has three children, one presently attending medical school, one in dental school and one in LA working at a hospital.