Coaches 2019

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.


   

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.


   

Colin Doyle - Head Sophomore Coach

A 2011 graduate of Indiana University, Colin is in his fourth year as a special education teacher at Hinsdale Central High School and his 8th year overall in education. He received his bachelor's in Secondary Education: Social Studies, with concentrations in Economics, History and Psychology. He is currently pursuing his first master's in Instructional Technology: Leadership through Concordia University in Riverside.

Colin comes to the boys basketball program after spending the last two years assisting the varsity girls basketball team. Prior to that, he served as assistant sophomore coach at Naperville North High School, head freshman coach at Nazareth Academy, head freshman coach and assistant varsity coach at Tolleson Union High School in Arizona, and an assistant freshmen coach at both Plainfield North High School and Hinsdale Central High School. At Central, Colin has also coached tennis and baseball.

Outside of work, Colin enjoys spending time working on his house, traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and White Sox baseball.

 
   

Ben Kalal - Assistant Sophomore Coach

 

 
   

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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Kenny Cohen - Assistant Freshman Coach