Denise Caton - Head Coach - e-mail Coach Caton

Coach Caton

This will be Coach Caton’s 9th year coaching girls high school gymnastics.  Coach Caton has a B.S in Education from Illinois State University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University.  Coach Caton has been involved in the sport of gymnastics since the age of 3 and continued on through collegiate NCAA Gymnastics at Illinois State University as a 4 year Varsity Letter Award Winner.  Coach Caton is excited to be back for another exciting season! She is looking forward to continuing to build where the team left off last season!  She is currently in her 15th year of teaching Physical Welfare for Vernon Hills High School. She currently resides in Libertyville with her husband Ross (VHHS Social Studies) and their two children Charlie and Edward.



Sydney Stein - Assistant Coach - e-mail Coach Stein

Coach Stein

This will be Coach Stein's first year coaching gymnastics for the Cougars. She is an alum of Vernon Hills High School (2015) and a current graduate (2019) of Marquette University receiving her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical Economics and Economics. Coach Stein was a competitive gymnast in USAG for more than 10 years.  During her gymnastics career, she placed 3rd All-Around at State, 4th All-Around at the Region 5 Championships, and was a national qualifier for USAG Eastern National Championships. Coach Stein currently resides in Vernon Hills and works as an accounting services representive in Libertyville.  She's excited to return to gymnastics and is looking forward to a great season as part of the Cougar Gymnastics family.