Coaches

Mark Morgan - Head Coach - e-mail Coach Morgan

Mark Morgan

 

Coach Morgan is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he was a two-year starter for the football team. He has over twenty-five years of experience coaching high school track & field. Throughout his career he has coached every event in track & field with numerous conference champions and state qualifiers. His specialty is the sprints in which he coached one of his athletes to a second place finish in the 100-meter dash at the state meet as well coaching another athlete to a victory and meet record in the 400-meter dash at the Illinois Top Times Indoor Championship. He is currently in his 14th year teaching Physical Education at Waukegan HS where he also coaches football.  Coach Morgan is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with over 30 years of experience in the field.

Ross Caton - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Caton

Ross Caton

Coach Caton earned his degree from Illinois State University. Before teaching Social Studies at VHHS in 2003, Coach Caton taught U.S. History and Geography at Eisenhower High School (Blue Island) in 2002 while coaching Track. Coach Caton competed at York High School under Coach Joe Newton. He coached at Lyons Twp. HS (La Grange) in 2002 and Shepard HS (Palos Heights) in 2003. (All experience in the Throws event).  Coach Caton has been coaching the throws and teaching Geography at VHHS since 2003.

Alex Garcia - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Garcia

Alex Garcia

Mike Larsen - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Larsen

Mike Larsen

Coach Larsen graduated from Trinity International University where he double majored in Sports Medicine Athletic Training and Education.  Mike also played football and ran Track for the Trojans under Coach Leslie Frazier. Mike has been coaching football for 21 years and currently coaches Football at VHHS. Coach Larsen has been coaching Track and Field for 20 years.  His first 14 years he was the Boys Sprints and High Jump Coach for Libertyville High School. During that time Coach Larsen had 9 State Qualifiers in High Jump and a one relay team make it down state and place during the 14 years. For the past 6 years he has been Coaching Track and Field at Edgewood Middle School in Highland Park where he started the program.  Mike currently teaches and coaches at Edgewood Middle School and has been there for the past 17 years. Mike is Happily Married to his wife Wendy and they have two boys, Brendan (13) and Brady (10).

Jeff Fujiu - Volunteer Coach - e-mail Coach Fujiu

Jeff Fujiu

Coach Fujiu has been working with the throwing events since 2014. He is an ‘06 graduate of VHHS, competing in the shotput and discus for 4 years. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2010 and Teacher Licensure from Northeastern Illinois University in 2017. Coach Fujiu works as a teaching assistant at VHHS.

Mike Bunning - Volunteer Coach - e-mail Coach Bunning

Mike Bunning

This is Coach Bunning’s seventh season working with the Boys’ and Girls’ pole vaulters.   Coach Bunning was a three sport athlete at Glenbard South High School prior to attending Cornell University where he pole vaulted for four years.  In his free time Coach Bunning enjoys spending time with his wife Chris and attending the various activities of his 3 daughters.