Athletics

Teams & Schedules

Go Warriors!

Be a Warrior! Representing OLPH on an athletic team is a privilege, yet also challenging and fun. Prior to the start of each new season, the school athletic director organizes an electronic event registration for various sports teams. Parental permission, current medical forms, and a participation fee are required. Those who meet the standards for OLPH student-athletes are eligible to participate on a team. OLPH teams include the following:

  • Boys Football: A fall sport for fifth through eighth graders
  • Girls Volleyball: A fall sport for fifth through eighth graders
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: A fall sport for fifth through eighth graders
  • Boys and Girls Cross Country: A fall sport for fifth through eighth graders
  • Boys Basketball: A winter sport for fifth through eighth graders
  • Girls Basketball: A winter sport for fifth through eighth graders
  • Warriorettes: A winter sport, this dance team promotes school spirit at varsity basketball games
  • Boys Lacrosse: A spring sport for fifth through eighth graders
  • Girls Lacrosse: A spring sport for fifth through eighth graders
  • Boys and Girls Golf: A spring sport for sixth through eighth graders
  • Boys and Girls Track: A spring sport for fifth through eighth graders

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Coach Tom Huffman (2017)

OLPH has been at the center of my family's life for nearly 20 years. After coaching twenty seasons of youth sports for my children, I decided to give back to the community that has meant so much to my family via coaching basketball.

Coaching Bios

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  • Cross-Country & Track Coach: Dave Zimmer

    Coach Dave Zimmer is the owner and CEO of Fleet Feet Sports, and personifies the company motto, “Running Changes Everything.” Dave has served on the Mayor’s Fitness Council of the City of Chicago, and his company sponsors over 50 running and fitness events per year. Coach Zimmer took over the program in 2014, and has received glowing reviews and recommendations from players and parents alike. His insight and enthusiasm for running has significantly boosted enrollment in the cross-country program.
  • Varsity Football Coaches: Jim O’Gara and Tony Belmont

    Tony Belmont played collegiately at Northern Illinois and has experience coaching at Northern Illinois, Holy Cross (now Guerin Prep), and Loyola. Coach Jim O’Gara played football at OLPH, Loyola Academy, and then at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Coach Belmont and Coach O’Gara have been together at OLPH since 2000, and have collected seven League championships during their tenure as varsity coaches, including another title this past season.
  • Varsity Soccer Coach: Phil Carragher

    In his first year at the helm, Coach Carragher led our varsity team to its first North Shore Catholic School Soccer League title in 15 years. Coach Carragher has over 25 years of high school soccer coaching experience, both boys and girls, with numerous years of coaching at the youth level. Additionally, he has played college soccer at Loyola Chicago and is an official Positive Coaching Alliance member.
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach: Christine Ryndak

    This past year, Christine Ryndak led her 8th grade team to playoff berth, and nearly knocked off the #2 seed. Coach Ryndak, in her third year at OLPH, is also a coach with Ace Match Point Volleyball Club, and has several years of experience working with and developing young volleyball players.
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach: Nancy Speers

    Coach Speers has been coaching at OLPH since 2007, and played for 4 years at Evanston Township High School, before playing collegiately at the University of North Carolina where she was voted team captain. This past season, Coach Speers led our 8th grade Blue team to consecutive League Championships, where they emerged as playoff champions in Council II-3A.
  • Warriorettes Coach: Nicole Bogyo

    Coach Bogyo began in junior high poms and continued into college where she captain of the dance team for 3 years. She went on to coach college level at both Barat College and DePaul University. This is Coach Bogyo’s second year as the Warriorettes dance coach. She has over 30 years of dance experience and currently teaches dance class in Long Grove and Palatine.
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Coach: Jack Anton

    Coach Anton has been a coach in the OLPH program for fifteen years, including the last six as varsity coach. In his first five years, he coached with Bill Yacullo and claimed 3 championships during that time. Coach Anton regularly attends coaching clinics, local high school games, and reinforces aggressive defensive principles while developing multidimensional players.
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Coach: Tony Belmont

    Coach Belmont has experience coaching both boys and girls at many levels, including youth and junior varsity at Regina Dominican High School. Coach Belmont has over eleven years of basketball coaching experience and earned a varsity championship in 2009-2010 while co-coaching the 8th grade OLPH girls team with Coach Durham.
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Coach: Joe Daly

    Coach Daly has coached for several years at OLPH, and recently won the 8th Grade Boys Ignatius Division with Coach Aksamitowski in 2016. The following year, he teamed up with Coach Anton to lead the OLPH Blue team to the second best league record in the Loyola Division.
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