Coaches

Chris Curry - Head Coach - e-mail Coach Curry

Chris Curry

Chris is in his twenty-fifth year in District 128, which means he’s likely soon to start teaching the children of students he taught years ago at Libertyville HS. So that’s nice. He both teaches English and serves as the VHHS assistant Athletic Director. Chris is married to Vernon Hills HS varsity girls’ Cross-Country and Track & Field coach Suzanne Curry (and he thinks she’s the bee’s knees). They live in Libertyville with daughter Emma, who swam at Libertyville HS and now attends the University of Michigan. If it wasn't for Zik, he'd be the shortest coach in the program. Thanks, Zik.

Charles Mann - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Mann

Charles Mann

Charles is in his eighteenth year in District 128.  He has been a part of the Vernon Hills boys program for 14 years and coached in the girls' volleyball program for seven years. He teaches AP Psychology and is the Social Studies Department Supervisor.  Charles played volleyball in high school at Libertyville and also played at Miami University. He and his wife Melanie have two sons, Tyler and Kevin.

Paul Zickert - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Zickert

Paul Zickert

This is Paul's 21st year coaching and  5th season with the VHVB program, having also coached Varsity for the girls’ volleyball team.  Over the past years Paul has coached 10 years of high school, 16 years of club and 6 years of Division 1 women's volleyball (Nevada-Reno, Loyola-Chicago, Kent State).  He also had a stint as an apprentice coach with the men's and women's Olympic team before the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta. Paul graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno and Buffalo Grove HS.  Paul and his wife Kara reside in Gurnee with their 2 children Carson (11) and Lillie (8). Go Cougar Volleyball!

Chris Kubacki - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Kubacki

Chris Kubacki

This is Chris’s sixth year coaching in the boys’ volleyball program.  He has previously coached at the girl’s club level and the DIII women’s college level.  Chris is a former player of the Vernon Hills program, graduating in 2007, when he was All-Conference NSC selection and a 3rd-team All-State player. He also played at Lakeland College and graduated in 2011.  

Arian Colton - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Colton

Arian Colton

This is Arian's first season in the boys’ volleyball program.  In her coaching career, she has coached Division 1 Collegiate Volleyball at Duquesne University, Varsity Girls at Round Lake High School, and Varsity through Freshman at Libertyville High School (boys and girls). Colton played Division 1 Collegiate Volleyball at Loyola University of Chicago. Coach Colton also teaches English at Vernon Hills High School and coaches the VHHS girls’ varsity volleyball team.

Mike Kelly - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Kelly

Mike Kelly

This is Mike's third year of coaching in the boys' volleyball program. Mike graduated from the Vernon Hills program in 2011. In that year, he helped the team bring back a 3rd place trophy in the state playoffs. After high school, Mike graduated from Illinois State University. In the off-season he coaches for Chicago Bounce Volleyball Club. He tries to play in every beach, grass, or indoor tournament he can in his free time.