Coaches

Nick Latorre - Head Varsity Coach

In 2011, Nick Latorre became Hinsdale Central's 28th head varsity boys basketball coach. Nick joined the century old Red Devil program with a decade of winning traditions behind him. From 2000 - 2008, he taught Business Administration and was the head varsity coach at Driscoll Catholic High School, Addison, Illinois where he had five 20 plus win seasons (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008) and four Southern Christian Conference Championships (2002, 2004, 2007, 2008). It was there that Latorre led the Highlanders to three IHSA Regional Championships (2003, 2004, 2006) and one IHSA Sectional Championship (2003). Coach Latorre was named District 5’s “Coach of the Year” in 2003 and 2004. When the Diocese of Joliet closed Driscoll Catholic, he transferred to Oswego East High School where he continued to teach and coach basketball. Nick also served as the assistant varsity baseball coach at Driscoll and the freshman baseball coach at Hinsdale Central.

Latorre was born in Chicago. He is a graduate of Addison Trail High School. He attended St. Francis University where be played both basketball and baseball before transferring to Southern Illinois University where he continued to play baseball. It was there that he earned a Bachelors of Science degree. After graduation, Nick accepted a position at the Harris Bank – Chicago as a commercial lender. While working full-time, he earned a Masters Degree in Education at Roosevelt University.

Latorre currently teaches Business Administration. He is married to Maureen, a Cardiac ICU nurse. They live in Bartlett with their two children Philip and Anna.


   

Lee Maciejewski - Assistant Varsity Coach

Lee Maciejewski has 37 years of coaching experience. While living in Milwaukee and teaching at Ss. Peter and Paul elementary, he began his career coaching varsity football and baseball at his secondary alma mater, Notre Dame High School. The following year he moved to Illinois where he spent 20 years in the Glenside School District and 14 additional years at Glenbard West High School. During that time Lee spent 11 years as the junior varsity / head basketball coach at West Chicago High School and 10 years as their head softball coach. At Glenbard West Maciejewski, commonly referred to as "Coach Maj", spent 32 years coaching football, 20 years coaching basketball and 14 years coaching softball. In addition, he coached softball for 6 years at Glenbard North at times holding head coaching positions at both schools. Since retiring from teaching in 2007, Lee and his wife, Nora of 42 years, split time between their home in Wisconsin, where he's in his 5th year coaching football at Wisconsin Dells High School, and their home in Glen Ellyn, where he's also in his 5th year coaching basketball and softball at Hinsdale Central. Lee is passionate about high school sports and considers coaching his life's passion.

Coach Maciejewski was born in Milwaukee. He is a graduate of Notre Dame High School where he was a three-sport athlete. Lee received a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He and Nora consider their children Laura, Anne and David their greatest achievement. All three are also educators.


   

Conte Stamas - Assistant Varsity Coach

Conte Stamas has 34 years of coaching experience, including six as a division 1 coach at Xavier and Stetson universities. Eight as a college head coach and nineteen as a high school coach, including head coach at Evanston and Lyons Township high schools.

While at Xavier Stamas record was 111-41 with three NCAA appearances and one NIT appearance. His 1990 team beat Georgetown to advance to the sweet sixteen and finished the season ranked 11th in the country.

Coaching at Evanston high school his record was 92-44, received numerous IBCA coach of the year awards and was named by the Chicago Sun Times as one of the top five bench coaches in the Chicago area.

In 2001 he guided Lyons Township downstate to a 4th place finish in the IHSA state tournament. At Lyons he again received many IBCA coaches of the year awards and finished with a 156-90 record.

At Morton College Stamas had a record of 98-63 was named Skyway conference male all sports coach of the year. He had 2 first place finishes and two second place finishes in five years.

Born in Chicago IL. Stamas graduated from Morton West high school, he received his BS in Education from Eastern IL. University. Also, he holds two Masters Degrees from Xavier and National Lewis Universities.


   

Ed Lynch - Head Sophomore Coach

Ed Lynch has 42 plus years of combined coaching experience (boys basketball: 17 years, girls soccer: 15 years, boys soccer: 9 years, and boys baseball: 1 year).

Coach Lynch was born in Oak Lawn, IL. He is a graduate of Hinsdale South High School. He attended Eastern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science degree in Physical Education. In recognition of his hard work and dedication, Ed was the recipient of a Graduate Assistant Scholarship.

Coach Lynch joined the teaching staff at Hinsdale Central in 2000 and currently teaches physical education / drivers education.


   

Paul Pedi - Assistant Sophomore Coach

Coach Pedi is in his 6th year of coaching basketball. For two years he was the assistant sophomore coach at his secondary alma mater, Driscoll Catholic High School, before he became the head sophomore coach his final year. Paul joined the Hinsdale Central coaching staff in 2000 where he’s served as the sophomore and varsity assistant coach.

Pedi attended the University of Tampa where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Finance. He currently works in sales at a wholesale produce company in Chicago. Paul is married to Nicole. They reside in Addison, Illinois.


   

Ashraf Amaya - Freshman Coach

 

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David Schwabe - Assistant Freshman Coach

 

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John Chapman - Assistant Freshman Coach

John Chapman is in his first season as a freshman basketball coach. He is passionate about the sport and plays as much as possible.

Chapman is a substitute teacher in school districts 86, 181, 201 and coaches freshman baseball at Hinsdale Central. He is a former radio news-director in western Illinois and Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Chapman was born in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended St. Joseph High School and learned much about the game from fellow alum and broadcast personality Clark Kellogg.He attended Marquette University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.

He is married to Catherine and lives in Clarendon Hills where they raised their children, Hinsdale Central graduates Jane(2010), Ann(2013), and Ben (2015).

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