Coaches

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.

 

 

Morgan Foster - Assistant Coach - email Coach Foster

 

 

This will be Coach Foster’s 1st year coaching high school girl gymnastics for the Cougars.  She has been engulfed in the sport of gymnastics since a young age.  Coach Foster left the sport of gymnastics as an Optional Elite National Champion to focus on being an multi sport athlete in high school.  Coach Foster has a BA in Sports Broadcasting from the University of Oklahoma where she cheered competitively.  Throughout college she coached tumbling and competitive cheer all around the country for NCA.  After graduating from OU, Coach Foster moved to Minnesota to be a sideline Reporter for the Minnesota Vikings. Her family moved to Illinois from Minessota in December of 2018 and currently resides on Diamond Lake in Mundelein with her husband, Anthony, and 2 boys, Brooks and Beckham.  She loves being active, wake surfing, slalom skiing and is beyond excited to join the Cougar family!

 

 

 

Sydney Stein - Assistant Coach - e-mail 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.