John Konecki - Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator
Coach Konecki is entering his 11th year with the Chicago Force. This is his 8th year as both Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. During his tenure, the Force has attained a record of 80-14 for an .851 winning percentage, and have qualified for the playoffs each year. Coach K was also the head coach and offensive coordinator for Team USA from 2010-2013, the women's all-star team that captured the gold medal at the 2010 and 2013 World Championships in Sweden and Finland. When he’s not coaching women, he is an administrator at Crete-Monee High School and is the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Warriors, whom he led to a Class 6A Illinois State Championship in 2012. Coach K and his wife Cathy have three children Cally (9), Jake (7) and Conner (3).
|Trace Capps – Defensive Coordinator
Coach Capps played his prep football at Bloom Township where he was a 2-time all-state linebacker. He went on to play football and baseball at the University of Chicago before a back injury ended his collegiate career. Capps returned to his high school alma mater to coach football for 3 seasons. Currently, he teaches mathematics and coaches baseball at Bloom, as well as football at Crete-Monee under head coach John Konecki. He teaches advanced statistics and brings a very analytical approach to the defensive side of the ball.
Bill Smith - Assistant Coach
Coach Smith joined the force in 2004 so he’s seen changes from top to bottom in the force organization including the hundreds of athletes who have played for the team. He is happy to report the significant growth he’s seen in athleticism and football IQ of rookies. Coach Smith played football in the army as well as for the World Football League and has been coaching sports most of his adult life in addition to a 29 year career in the Chicago Police Department. Coach Smith is also from the Lakota Indian tribe bringing the concept of hoka hey to the team - a battle cry which roughly translates to football’s “Leave it all on the field.”
|Al Maldonado - Assistant Coach
Coach Al began his prep football career at Lane Tech High School. He expanded his experience to playing defensive back for various local teams including the Chicago Thunder and Chicago Chargers. He served as head coach of the Chicago Bulldogs, one year as assistant coach at North Park University, 2 years head coach at Marquette University Club Football, 2 years offensive coordinator at Loyola Club football and 7 years assistant coach with the Chicago Force in addition to joining Taft High School as an assistant coach in the fall. He’s an aquarius and loves singing Motown in the shower.
|Carlos Jones - Assistant Coach|
Now in his 6th year with the Force, Coach Jones formerly was Head Coach of the Chitown Blaze Men’s Semi Pro team for 6 years. During his 10 years of coaching at the semi pro and college level Coach Jones has had 10 players sign pro level contracts in various Indoor/Arena Leagues and at least 10 more players attend pro level camps and combines. In 2012 Coach Jones served as an Assistant Coach for the Loyola University Club Football Team, and in 2013-2014 he served as Head Coach of the DePaul University Club Football Team while still with the Force. Coach Jones has a 10-year old daughter who is the motivation for everything he does in life.
|Stacey Baker - Assistant Coach|
Coach Baker played tackle football for six seasons, five of those on the offensive line of the Chicago Force. Highlights of her career include two years of league all-star recognition, 2009 Offensive Co-MVP (as a member of the O-line), 2010 Gameday Offensive Co-MVP (as a member of the O-line) and a trip to the National Championship game in 2008. Now retired from playing, she returns to coaching for her 4th season as the Force O-line coach. Highlights from these seasons include coaching in her hometown NFL stadium (Heinz Field) and finally getting that national championship ring in 2013. When she's not studying football, Coach Baker works as a computer consultant.
Ron Munvez - Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ron Munvez has had a lifelong passion for fitness. He has 25 years of experience in training clients and has launched his own Personal Sports Training and Performance Training Company - Tri-fitness. Ron is a former NCAA athlete. He has a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and has CSCS by NSCA and CPT by ACE certifications. Ron constantly seeking continuing education from the top professionals in the fitness and sports-performance industries.
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