Coaching Staff

jerry-kellyJerry Kelly – Head Coach 2007 -present

High School: Oak Lawn Richards

  • 1976 Illinois All-State (3rd Place)
  • 2X Illinois State Champion 1977, 1978
  • 1978 First Team High School All-American Dream Team
  • 1976 USA Senior Greco-Roman National Champion
  • 6th Place Olympic Trials (As a sophomore in High School)
  • 1st ever 4x Junior National Greco All-American
  • 1978 Junior National Freestyle Champion

College:  Oklahoma State University

  • 2X NCAA All-American
  • 1980 NCAA Runner-Up
  • 1980 Gorriaran award winner
  • 1981 NCAA All-American (3rd Place)
  • Team Captain
  • IWCOA Hall of Fame (1998)

USA Wrestling

  • 1980 Olympic Alternate

Coaching:

  • 1983-87:   Assistant Coach Iowa State University
  • 1990-99:  Assistant Coach Monticello High School
  • 1999-2003:  Head Coach Monticello High School
  • 2003-2007:  Head Coach MacMurray College
  • 2007-present: Head Coach ISI School of Wrestling

Justin Peete – ISI Assistant Coach 2014 – present

High School: Johnsburg High School

  • State Qualifier
  • Double National Qualifer: Freestyle / Greco
  • Team Illinois

College: Northern State University

  • D2 college wrestler

Coaching:

  • Assistant Coach, University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2016 – present

 

Josh Fiorito – ISI Assistant Coach 2015 – present                                           

High School: Barrington High School                                                                                        

  • Graduated from Barrington High School in 2007
  • Holds the third most wins in Barrington  History, Team Captain 2006 and 07, MVP in 2007
  • 2-time state qualifier and 5th sr year at prestigious IL State tournament.
  • Voted IL Wrestler of the Week in 2006 and 30th ranked nation’s best 2007 125 lb senior
  • Went 5-2 at SR nationals in 2007 going one away from placing.
  • 12 different national appearances placing at 7 of those.
  • Was selected three times to represent IL’s dual team.
  • 5 time Fargo National Qualifier
  • Two time finalist at Greco state. 06, 07, Greco State champ in 2007
  • On the 2007’s IL’s Greco national Champions dual team.

College: Lindenwood University

  • Inducted in the 2008 LU Hall of fame for being apart of the National Championship Team.
  • Competed on LU’s team for 5 years. 2008-2012
  • Was on LU’s team when they were three time national champs 07-08-09 2nd in 2011 & 4th in 2012

Coaching:

  • Assistant Coach Barrington HS during 2014-Present
  • Assitant Coach Green Valley’s wrestling team 2013-14 season.
  • Coached 2012-13 season for Vianney High School, Kirkwood, MO
  • Assistant Coach Green Valley in France, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania, 2012
  • Assistant Coach team IL’s elementary duals team in 2008

Donny Simpson – ISI Assistant Coach 2016 – present

High School: Romeoville High School

  • Wisconsin High School State Champion 2007
  • IHSA State Runner up 2009
  • IHSA State Placer 2010 (3rd place)

College: Northern Illinois University

  • Division 1 college wrestler

Coaching:

  • Assistant Coach Bolingbrook High School
  • Head Coach Bolingbrook Jr. Raiders IKWF Club

 

Jake Fredricksen – ISI Assistant Coach 2016 – present

High School: Woodstock High School

  • IHSA State Qualifier

College: University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

  • Scholastic Honor Roll 2012, 2013
  • NWCA All-Academic Team 2013
  • Best Freshman Award 2009
  • Hardest Working Warhawk 2011, 2013
  • Team Captain (3 years)
  • 3 time National Tournament Qualifier
  • Most Valuable Warhawk wrestler 2013
  • Member of 1st place, WIAC championship teams (2012, 2013)
  • Member of 1st place, Midwest region championship team
  • TeamMember of 3rd place, NCAA Division III Championship Team

 

Other past ISI Wrestling assistant coaches and friends of the program:

  • Mark Bybee – Northwestern University
  • Jordan Blanton – University of Illinois
  • Joby Bodi – North Central College
  • Nick Fontanetta
  • J.D. Olivia – Northern Illinois University
  • Denis Poole – Eastern Illinois University
  • Tyler Bruesewitz – Northern Illinois University
  • Jon Murphy – North Central College
  • Lenny Grodoski – Eastern Illinois University
  • Rob Porter – Clarion University