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Chicago Christian seeking new head football coach

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By Mike Walsh 
Correspondent

Chicago Christian is looking for a new football head coach.

The Knights’ next coach will succeed Tom O’Connor, who in two seasons in Palos Heights compiled an overall regular-season record of 9-9.

This season, Chicago Christian won its last four regular-season games, including a 19-0 decision over Ridgewood in Week 9, to finish 5-4 (1-3 in Metro Suburban Red) and clinch a berth in the IHSA Class 2A playoffs. The Knights fell to Wilmington, 41-7, in the opening round of the postseason.

In the history of the IHSA playoffs, the Knights are 6-13 in 13 appearances. Their best showing was in 2007, when they defeated Leo and Mendota in the first two rounds before falling to eventual state champion Driscoll in the Class 4A quarterfinals.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief letter of introduction to Athletic Director Mark Zylstra at mzylstra@swchristian.org.

Chicago Christian is looking for a varsity boys baseball coach, junior varsity boys volleyball coach, and assistant coaches in boys and girls track.

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