Athletics

Rick Williams

Athletic Director and Upper School Dean of Students, US Varsity/JV Boys Basketball - Head Coach
Bachelor of Arts, Judson University

The Athletic Department at Elgin Academy is designed to excite athletes about the process of daily improvement. We believe through hard work, teamwork and dedication, student athletes continue the standard of excellence first established in the classroom.
- Rick Williams

Craig Pinson

MS Athletic Director, LS & MS PE Teacher, MS Boys Baseball - Head Coach, Summer Program - Sports Camp & Baseball Coach
Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University
Master of Science, Ohio University

While I am only just beginning my time at Elgin Academy, I can already see that this community is truly one of a kind. In my entire teaching and coaching career, I have never seen such a caring and supportive student body. The passion, positivity, and dedication that each student brings daily to the EA Community drives me to be the best teacher and leader that I can possibly be.
- Craig Pinson

Rose Johnson

Athletic and Admission Assistant

My goal as the Admissions/Athletic Assistant is to make each student and family member feel welcomed and excited to know they made the right choice in Elgin Academy as they come through our doors and to our athletic events. I am excited to get to know everyone and to be involved in the EA Community.
- Rose Johnson

Winter Coaches

Robert (Bob) Camosy

Upper School Social Studies, US V/JV Boys Basketball Assistant Coach, Summer Program J2 Term Instructor
Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame
Masters of Arts, Edgewood College

"Be excellent to each other." - Bill and Ted
It is not easy for high school students, and my teaching philosophy is to be mindful of this. Kids learn best when they know you are about them and expect them to care about each other.

- Bob Camosy

Mike Carani

US Varsity Girls Basketball - Head Coach

A major part of success of a team, or of an individual, has a great deal to do with the intangible qualities possessed. The real key is in how a person views them self (humility), how they feel about what they do (passion), how they work with others (unity), how they make others better (servanthood), and how they deal with failure and success, truly learning from each situation (continuous improvement). I believe those attributes are at the core of a great player, team, coach, or individual in any capacity of life.
- Mike Carani

Shermin Council

Middle School Basketball Coach

Katherine Kruse

Director of International Studies, Strength & Conditioning - Coach
Bachelor of Arts, Northern Illinois University
Master of Science, Northern Illinois University

I am passionate about fostering cultural diversity through student exchange and international education. It is my mission to enhance cultural perspectives, mutual respect, and global responsibility through building programs and services for the development of international students, local students and the greater community of Elgin.
- Katie Kruse

Craig Pinson

MS Athletic Director, LS & MS PE Teacher, MS Boys Baseball - Head Coach, Summer Program - Sports Camp & Baseball Coach
Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University
Master of Science, Ohio University

While I am only just beginning my time at Elgin Academy, I can already see that this community is truly one of a kind. In my entire teaching and coaching career, I have never seen such a caring and supportive student body. The passion, positivity, and dedication that each student brings daily to the EA Community drives me to be the best teacher and leader that I can possibly be.
- Craig Pinson

Bill Rodriguez

MS Girls Soccer - Assistant Coach, US Boys Soccer - Assistant Coach, US Girls Basketball - Assistant Coach, US Boys Baseball - Assistant Coach

Andre Smith

US V/JV Boys Basketball Assistant Coach

Kyle Spencer

Upper School Mathematics Teaching Fellow, Strength & Conditioning - Coach, Summer Program J2 Term Instructor
Bachelor of Arts, Hampden-Sydney College
Masters of Science, University of Edinburgh in Scotland

There's an inherent joy in learning that's different for everyone. My goal as a teacher is to help each student find that joy as they grow as both life-long learners and persons.
- Kyle Spencer

Rick Williams

Athletic Director and Upper School Dean of Students, US Varsity/JV Boys Basketball - Head Coach
Bachelor of Arts, Judson University

The Athletic Department at Elgin Academy is designed to excite athletes about the process of daily improvement. We believe through hard work, teamwork and dedication, student athletes continue the standard of excellence first established in the classroom.
- Rick Williams