Carol Stream, IL- This post will finish the GoldDotNation Trilogy. We have learned insights from some good stories told by Hall of Fame Coach Bob Fulk and listened to living legend Mark Hahn tell us his perspective. Now to tie this nice story up with a big gold bow, I’ve sat with the unofficial Glenbard North GoldDotNation wrestling history guru, Tony LiFonti, to bring us to today. We have three audio clips below. It makes for very good listening!
The wrestlers that graced the halls of the Carol Stream high school include Tony Ramos, Joe Gomez, Joey & Johnny Gosinski and Jon Maralejo (all five were 4-time DuPage Valley Conference champions). Fulk and Hahn have coached twenty one IHSA state champions.
Assistant Coaches: JIM CONSIDINE, KENT GARRETT and JEFF CHERRY
Currently, Kent Garrett is the only one left on the active staff and currently the HC for the JVII level. Jim Considine works for Motorola and, once they moved into the city, the commute is too much and he would never make practice/s on time. Jim started coaching at North in 1992. Jeff Cherry has taken the role of Winter Activities Advisor. Garrett started teaching and coaching at North in 1987-1988; he taught special education and he would retire teaching Driver’s Education. He has coached JV1 and freshman and, as I stated, he is currently the HC for the JV2 level. Jeff Cherry began in 1987-1988 as well, teaching physical education and last year was his final year coaching; however, he still has two more years before he can retire.
Assistant Coach: CHRIS EDWARDS
Chris was hired at Glenbard North in 1997 and joined the coaching staff that season. He teaches mathematics and is currently the JVI HC, he has also coached freshman wrestling.
Assistant Coach: TONY LIFONTI
Hired at North in 1999 and volunteered his first four years before being HC for JVII level. Since 2006, HC freshman level. Teaches English.
Assistant Coach: JOE GOMEZ
Joe was a 2004 graduate of North and began coaching on staff in 2010.
NOT PICTURED but very valuable coaches – the entire staff: Tom Gudella, Pat Harris, Tony Savegnago, Eric Wetzel, Jeff Edwards and Geno Capezio.