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Bill Angelo (photo)

Bill Angelo

Phone: 847-214-7133
Office: Bldg J, Room J114, ECC Campus
bangelo@elgin.edu


Coach Angelo is in his 17th year as the head baseball coach of Elgin Community College. In his previous 16 seasons, the coach has brought a sense of pride to the program, building a winning tradition here at Elgin where the Spartans have been to the NJCAA DII World Series five times.

In 2013, Coach Angelo, once again, led the Spartans to the Sectional championship game. His teams have won six Skyway Conference championships in the last 12 years, 12 Sectional titles in the last 14 years, five Region IV titles, and five District titles. In 2013, the Spartans finished with a record of 28-20-1.

Coach Angelo received the 2002 and 2003 Skyway Conference Men's Sports Coach of the Year Award. He has also been named Region IV and District coach of the year on five occasions.  Under his leadership, more than 100 players have moved on to compete at the university-level, 20 have been named All-Americans and 10 players have been drafted with several others signing free agent contracts into professional baseball. Coach Angelo brings enthusiasm to the field every day and believes hard work and passion are necessities for success.  He expects his team to be not only good baseball players but also good people as well.

He was an assistant coach of the Spartans for three years. Coach Angelo also played for ECC in 1990-91. He was named First Team All-Conference in 1991 and named Team MVP.  In 1990 he was named Second Team All-Conference. He finished his playing career at Benedictine University where he earned his bachelor's degree in psychology. He lives with his wife, Diane, and three children in Elburn.

Team Record Under Angelo
2013 - 28-20-1; 2012 - 32-19; 2011 - 41-16; 2010 - 37-20; 2009 – 38-18; 2008 – 32-16; 2007 - 45-11; 2006 - 47-16; 2005 - 54-10; 2004 - 41-28;  2003 - 36-17; 2002 - 31-18; 2001 - 31-28; 2000 - 24-33; 1999 - 14-43; 1998 - 15-31

Career Record - 546 wins – 344 losses - .613 career winning percentage

Assistant Coach

Ralph Riske (photo)

Ralph Riske

Phone: 847-214-7133
Office: Bldg J, Room J114, ECC Campus


Ralph is returning for his eighth year as an assistant coach for the Spartans. He has been a key contributor to the offensive success the Spartans have had over his tenure.  In 2009, he helped the Spartans to a school record .378 batting average.  The Spartans’ offense has been a consistent strength of the ball club year in and year out under Coach Riske’s tutelage.

Besides being the hitting coach at Elgin, Ralph is one of the busiest hitting instructors in the area.  He works individually with over 50 clients, along with several travel ball clubs.  He has been instrumental in helping several players continue their careers at the university level by spending countless hours with them in their training.

“Ralph has been an excellent assistant coach over the last seven years," stated head coach Bill Angelo.  "He has a great connection with the players and is a valuable asset to the program.”           

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Assistant Coach

Anthony Campenella

Anthony Campanella

Phone: 847-214-7133
Office:Bldg J, Room J114, ECC Campus


Anthony will begin his first season on the Spartan coaching staff in 2014 as the team’s pitching coach. He has also taken on the responsibilities as the team’s Strength and Conditioning coach.  Anthony was on the 2009 and 2010 Spartan ball club.  During his sophomore season in 2010, he was a team captain and earned First Team All-Conference and All-Region honors. He then went on to Division II power Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. During his first season there, he was redshirted due to having Tommy John surgery. After his redshirt year he came back in 2012 and became a fixture in the Lakers weekend rotation. He helped the Lakers win a conference title and make it to a regional where he was named to the All-Tournament Team.  Next year, Anthony became the ace of the Lakers pitching staff and was named a team captain for the 2013 season.  During that season he won 10 games leading the Lakers to another conference title, winning the Midwest Regional and a third place finish at the NCAA Division II World Series. During that season Anthony put his name all over the GVSU record books, by earning GLIAC pitcher of the week two times, All-Conference, All- Region , and All-American honors. Anthony is from Carol Stream and went to Driscoll Catholic High School.

"I am honored to get the opportunity to coach alongside Coach Angelo," stated Campanella. "He is one of the most knowledgeable and respected coaches in the area. It is great to come back and begin my coaching career where I started my college playing career. I am looking forward to helping players get to the next level while helping get the program back to the World Series."

“Camp is a great addition to the coaching staff," Coach Angelo said.  "He is a fiery competitor and has really challenged the players to become the best that they can be.” 

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Assistant Coach

Austin Licon

Austin Licon

Phone: 847-214-7133
Office:Bldg J, Room J114, ECC Campus

 

Austin is entering his first full season with the Spartans baseball team as an assistant coach, where he was a former catcher during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. While here at ECC, he earned many personal accolades and had much team success. He was twice selected to the Illinois Skyway All-Conference Team, the 2009 All-Region Team, and was a 2009 All-American.  During his freshman year, he helped guide the Spartans to their fifth consecutive World Series appearance, finishing fifth in the country. In his sophomore campaign, the Spartans finished as the Region IV championship runner-up. 

After leaving ECC, Austin went on to play at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Austin had two successful years at DU where he led his team in many offensive categories both seasons. He garnered All-WHAC First Team honors in both seasons and is currently the all-time home run leader at DU.  Austin will be handling hitting and catching duties on the coaching staff this season. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Davenport University and currently resides in his hometown of Rockford, Illinois.

“We are excited to have Austin join us this season," said head coach Bill Angelo. " He has a real passion for the game, and we look forward to him helping us become a better ball club.”