Paul Brettner - Head Coach - e-mail Coach Brettner

Coach Brettner

Coach Brettner has been the head girls’ basketball coach since our school opened in 2000-2001.   During that time he has also been a member of our mathematics department.   He lives in Vernon Hills with his wife Stacie, 11 year old son Nolan, and 9 year old daughter Reagan.

Adrianne Robinson - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Robinson

Coach Robinson

Coach Robinson is looking forward to her fifth year coaching at VHHS and third year as the assistant coach of the Varsity Girls’ Basketball team. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is currently in her eight year of teaching at Hawthorn Middle School South teaching 8th grade math and science.  She is also the boys’ and girls’ soccer coach at Hawthorn Middle South. When she is not teaching or coaching, she loves playing soccer and volleyball on her free time.

Steven Szabo - JV Coach - e-mail Coach Szabo

Coach Szabo

Coach Szabo is starting his second season in the VHHS girls basketball program.  Prior to joining the Cougars he coached for 12 seasons at Warren Township High School, Jacobs High School and in the feeder program at Hersey High School.  Coach Szabo is also a member of the VHHS Mathematics department. He lives in Lake Zurich with VHHS’s English teacher Mrs. Szabo and their twin sons Gavin and Blake.  When not coaching, teaching or with the family Mr. Szabo is an avid runner and enjoys running any distance, including marathons.

Rob Nardini - Freshman Coach - e-mail Coach Nardini

Coach Nardini

Coach Nardini is entering his 14th year of coaching at VHHS.  Mr. Nardini is looking forward to another successful season at the freshman level. When Coach Nardini is not coaching he enjoys spending time with his wife of 32 years, Vernon Hills High School's very own Mrs. Nardini, along with his children; Laura (Cougar Class '06, Alison'07, and Robby '15).

Danielle Day - Freshman Coach - e-mail Coach Day

Coach Day


Coach Day is excited for her second year with the VHHS girls basketball program. Coach Day, originally from Cleveland,Oh, graduated with her Masters from John Carroll University and is a professional licensed School Counselor. Currently, she works in District 109 as a program School Counselor. Coach Day lives in Grayslake where she enjoys exploring new surrounding areas and finding ways to be active.