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Kessel Heat Coaches

2017 Boys Coaches

Coach Current Credential
Dennis Kessel Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame Coach
Kyle Kessel Illinois Player Hall of Fame
Chris Pickens Coached with Kessel since 96', Elite skills/ shooting & big man instructor
Brian Burns Former St. Joesph 7th Grade Head Coach, Currently 7th Grade Libertyville J-Cats Assistant
Pat Ambrose Head Varsity Boys coach at Stevenson High School, state champions 2014-15 season
Neil Frasier Previously played basketball for Lake Zurich high school. Coach Fraser has also played the competitive AAU circuit for Kessel Heat and other top programs around Lake County. Has been coaching with Kessel Heat since graduating High School in the year of 2014. Neil Fraser is currently enrolled at College of Lake County and is aspiring to be a business teacher and a varsity basketball coach.
Noel De La Mar Played at Concordia University in Chicago, Coached AGB Hawks 2012 as well as Mundelein Feeder 2013-Present
Manny Casas Played at Grayslake Central and also played for Kessel Heat program while in high school. He is an elite skills trainer as well as a big man and strength instructor. Most recently he has coached 7th and 8th grade feeder teams for Grayslake Central as well as coached Kessel AAU since 2015.
Chad Haley Graduated high school in 2008 from Marquette in Chesterfield Missouri after playing 3 years of varsity. All conference, honorable mention all-metro. Started varsity as a freshman at Harris-Stowe State University, played there for one year. Transferred to St. Ambrose University and played one year
Steven Steve'O' Anderson Has 18 years of coaching experience. Played football and basketball at Highland Park High School. Following High School played for St. Thomas Moore Prep in Connecticut. Began coaching right after college. This past winter coached 8th grade boys basketball at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield taking them to their best record in 5 years.
Rob Froman 8 years Vernon Hills feeder coach and 5 years Kessel coach
Corrin Chesterson Previously coached with Mac Irvin Fire. A native of New York – Corin has worked with two collegiate basketball programs, SUNY Cobleskill & SUNY Cortland. In 2008 Corin was the student manager for SUNY Cobleskill’s 2008 NJCAA Region III Championship team that made it to the NJCAA “Elite 8”. In addition to college basketball, Corin spent five years working for the New York Knicks.

Girls Coaches:

Coach Current Credential
Dani Amezquita
Suzy Foster Played at Glenbrook South High School all 4 years, All-Conference, All-Area and All-State player in both basketball and soccer. Played AAU ball for the Illinois Hustle, winning 2 state championships and finishing 3rd nationally. Selected as a top-25 basketball player in Illinois her senior year but opted to accept a scholarship to play college soccer at Northwestern University instead; holds the record at NU for lowest career goals against average, and currently is the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Carroll University.
Joe Manliguis Played High School basketball in Los Angeles for 4 years. After high school continue to played for L.A. Valley College.
Jason Johnson Sixth year coaching with Kessel Heat and is Carmel High School Alum
Chad Haley Chad Haley graduated high school in 2008 from Marquette in Chesterfield Missouri after playing 3 years of varsity. All conference, honorable mention all-metro. Started varsity as a freshman at Harris-Stowe State University, played there for one year. Transferred to St. Ambrose University and played one year
Johanna Solverson Head Freshman Coach at Lake Zurich (Alumni), Played at University of Iowa (02'-08'), McDonald's & WBCA All-American (2002), Played Overseas in Greece 2009, 2010