2016 Advisory Board
Matt O'Neill Head Varsity Baseball Coach - Stagg High School
Matt O'Neill is in his fifteenth year at Stagg High School. He has been the head varisty baseball coach since 2007. At Stagg, Matt taught math for nine years and has been the guidance counselor for the past 3 years. In 2002, he was the freshman baseball coach. From 2003 thru 2007, he was the sophomore baseball coach. Matt also coached basketball from 2001-2007.
Matt went to Saint Xavier University and pitched there for four years. He is the career leader in innings pitched and strikeouts. During his career at Saint Xavier, he was conference pitcher of the year in 1999 and Honorable Mention All-American 1999 & 2000.
As of this year, he is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Matt currently resides in Orland Park with his wife Adrienne and their children
Frank DiFoggio Head Varsity Baseball Coach - Shepard High School
Frank DiFoggio is in his 19th year at Shepard High School. He graduated high school from Richards in Oak Lawn, received his collegiate education at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and did his graduate work at St. Xavier and Governor’s State.
From 1994 thru 1997, Frank was the freshman baseball coach at Richards High School. In 1997 Frank became the varsity baseball coach at Shepard High School.
During his tenure, he has two regional championships and five 20 win seasons. He has coached 29 All-Area players and 1 pre-season All-State player.
In the last 13 years, he has had 2 ICA All-Stars, 2 IHSBCA All-Northern Illinois, and 52 College Scholarships.
Thirteen of Frank's former players are currently playing at the collegiate level and six players have signed D1 scholarships in last 7 years.
He has one former player playing at the pro level: Mike Recchia for the New York Yankees - Class A.
Frank is married to Crystal and has two kids.
Eric Brauer Head Varsity Baseball Coach - Chicago Christian High School
2016 will mark the 8th season for Coach Brauer at Chicago Christian.
Before coming to CCHS, Eric was a division one baseball player at Valparaiso University.
Upon graduation, Eric spent 3 years at Marquette High School in Michigan City, IN, where he guided that program to 3 conference championships and a sectional title.