Coaches

John Konecki - Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator

Coach Konecki is entering his 10th year with the Chicago Force. This is his 7th year as both Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. During his tenure, the Force has attained a record of 51-8 for an .864 winning percentage, and have qualified for the playoffs each year. Coach K is also the head coach and offensive coordinator for Team USA, 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 (7), Jake (4) and Conner (1).

  • 2 Consecutive National Championship Appearances
  • 1 National Championship *most points scored in women's national championship
  • 3 Conference titles
  • 6 Division Titles
  • 4 Consecutive undefeated regular seasons
  • 5 Consecutive Seasons with Playoff appearances
  • 3 Semi-Final Appearances
  • 2 Consecutive Semi-Final Appearances
  • 2009-2014 Undefeated at home in the regular season

Mario Coleman – Defensive Coordinator
A winning attitude is everything and not only does Coach Coleman have a winning attitude, he has a proven record of building, motivating, and leading teams to achieve consistently winning seasons. He began coaching on the Chicago Pop-Warner circuit in 2004 after receiving a serious injury as a player in the IFL. That experience was followed by coaching stints at Simeon High School, Longwood academy (now CICS Charter School), Leo High School, Matteson Bears youth football, a private SAQ & football position training camp for “Elite Skillz Football” and can currently be found at Crete Monee high school under Coach John Konecki where he’s learned and become proficient at the “150% factor”. Coach Coleman is proud and honored to coach with the Chicago Force and loves bringing the same tenacity & work ethic that has proven successful in his coaching tenure.
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 5th 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 9-year old daughter who is the motivation for everything he does in life.
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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