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
  • 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)

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

stringerTim Stringer – ISI Head Assistant Coach 2008- present

High School: DeLasalle High School

  • 3x State Qualifier
  • 2x State Placer Winner – 1992 4th place 130 lbs.
  • 1x State Champion – 1993 IHSA State Champ 140 lbs.

College: University of Michigan, Lassen Junior College, Eastern Illinois University

  • University of Michigan 1993-1994
  • Lassen College 1994-1995 *
  • Number ONE ranked Junior College wrestler in the Country
  • Eastern Illinois University 1995 – 1997
  • 2x Division I National Qualifier
  • Ranked in the TOP 15 and TOP 10 in the Country in Division 1

Coaching:

  • 2011: Assistant Coach Oak Park River Forest High School
  • 2012 – Present: Assistant Coach Elmwood Park High School


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

 

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