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Al Montgomery   Coach Michael Murphy's

Al Montgomery
Michael Murphy
Thaddeus Lockwood
Leonard Jackson
Jason Beall
Josh Foster
Vaurice Patterson
Ramona Aguado

Al Montgomery
(President of Basketball Operations and Coach)
  Michael Murphy
(General Manager)
  • Been coaching and organizing in grassroots basketball for 14 years
  • Attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1990-1993
  • Athletic scholarship in basketball


  • Chicagoland Collegiate All Conference 1991, 1992, 1993

Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach of the Elgin Racers (minor league professional franchise)
  • Led Racers to the IBL's Midwestern Division Championship in 2007
  • Head Coach at Vernon Hills High School
  • Assistant Coach at the University of New Orleans
  • Assistant Coach at Hoffman Estates, York, Bremen, and St. Rita High Schools
Leonard Jackson
Thaddeus Lockwood Coach
Trainer/Coach (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Attended Texas Southern University
  • Athletic scholarship in baseball
  • Has coached basketball in Palatine Park District 1996-98, Rolling Meadows Park District 1998-2000, and Small Fry Basketball 2000-2002
  • I.S.S.A. Certified Personal Trainer
Leonard Jackson   Jason Beall
Leonard Jackson
(Forward/Center Coach)
  Jason Beall
Coach/Trainer (Forwards)
  • Graduate of Oklahoma State University 1983-87
  • Athletic scholarship in Football
  • Player in 3 Collegiate Bowls Games
    • Bluebonnet Bowl 1983
    • Gator Bowl 1984
    • Gator Bowl 1985
  • Lead Big 8 Conference Defensive Lineman in Tackles (1986)
  • Big 8 Conference Player of the Week
  • All- Big 8 Conference HM

High School:

  • All-Southwest Blue-Chip Football Team (PBHS)
  • First Team All-State, All-Conference, All-Star Football Player (PBHS)
  • First Team All-State, All-Conference, All-Star Basketball Player (PBHS)
  • All-State, All-Conference Track and Field Player (PBHS)
  • Coaching Experience: Youth Development Basketball, Football and Baseball, Pine
    Bluff, Arkansas
  • Attended Harper College (JC), Elgin Community College, William Penn University

High School:

  • 2 time MSL Conference (Schaumburg HS)


  • NJCAA All-American Harper College)
  • NJCAA All Region (Elgin CC)
  • Team MVP Elgin CC, NAIA All American
  • Player of the Year & New Comer of the Year
  • Midwest Classic Conference
  • All Conference 1st Team, Team MVP William Penn University


  • Elgin Racers (2006-08)
Josh Foster   Vaurice Patterson
Josh Foster
Coach/Trainer (Guards Coach
  Vaurice Patterson
Coach/Trainer (Guards)
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Assistant Mens Baketball Coach, Oakton Community


  • Been coaching and training all levels of youth basketball since 2006
  • Assistant Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Lake Forest Academy
  • Attended Northern Illinois University
  • 2 Sport College Athlete Basketball & Football
  • Scholarship in Football
Ramona Aguado    
Ramona Aguado (Girls Coach)    
  • Attended Elgin High School 1997- 1998
  • All-Area & All Tournament Team for 2 years.
  • Scholarship to Loyola University Chicago - 2 year Starter
  • Played in the 1996 High School Championship in Normal, IL.
  • Scholarship to Loyola University Chicag
  • Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach



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