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, 10 year old son Nolan, and 8 year old daughter Reagan.

Adrianne Robinson - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Robinson

Coach Robinson

Coach Robinson is looking forward to her third year coaching at VHHS and first year as the assistant coach of the Varisty Girls’ Basketball team. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is currently in her sixth year of teaching at Hawthorn Middle School South and is enjoying her third year teaching 8th grade math and science.  When she is not teaching or coaching, she loves playing soccer and volleyball on her free time. She is currently enrolled in her Master’s program for Curriculum and Instruction at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois and will be receiving it in Spring 2018.

Steven Szabo - JV Coach - e-mail Coach Szabo

Coach Szabo

Coach Szabo is starting his first 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 of 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 very excited to join the VHHS girls basketball program this year has a new resident to the state of Illinois. Prior to her move, Coach Day resided in Cleveland, Ohio where she coached 4 years at Kenston High School as their girls varsity assistant & worked as a School Counselor in surrounding schools. Along with coaching at VHHS, Coach Day is currently a PE Teacher Aide at Bannockburn School. She currently resides in Grayslake exploring her new home and the surrounding areas.