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June 29, 2014
Manteno High School

Josh Carlile - Head Coach

Josh Carlile has been the varsity co-head coach of the high school softball program since 2003. Since taking over the program completely in 2006 Manteno High School has a record of 195-60 (.765%). In Carlile's tenure MHS has won three conference championships. The program has also won four regional championships and was sectional runner up once and sectional champions once. Manteno Softball claimed a super sectional championship in 2014. In that same year Manteno claimed second place at the state tournament. Carlile was named the I-8 coach of the year in 2007, 2011, and 2014 and The Kankakee Daily Journal Coach of the Year in 2014. . Carlile believes that hard work and strict discipline help prepare his athletes to become successful members of society.


In addition to coaching the High School team, Carlile has been coaching The Manteno Middle School Softball team since 2002. During his tenure at the MS the Panthers have placed second in conference three times and won three conference championship. The MS team has also won 5 regional championships, 2 sectional championship, and earned trips to the state tournament in 2007 and 2009. The 2009 MS softball team went on to win the state tournament. Coach Carlile was named the Kan Will All Sports Coach of the Year in 2009.

Carlile coached traveling softball for three years. His travel teams earned World Series births in all three seasons (NSA 12 and under twice and ASA 16 under)


Carlile was a two sport athlete in high school competing in baseball for four years and football for two. Josh's pony league baseball team won the 1992 world series in which Carlile was a catcher and second baseman. Coach Carlile earned a scholarship to play college baseball before deciding to enter the United States Army.



Mike Reilly – Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Mike Reilly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Manteno coaching staff. Coach Reilly has been coaching softball for 20 years and is currently the head coach of the Cubs FP 16u team. Mike has also coached in various capacities at the middle school (8 years) and high school (13 years) levels. Coach Reilly has coached numerous teams to ASA, NSA, and USSSA championships. 



Annabeth Shores - Soph co-head coach

Coach Annabeth Shores has been coaching in the Manteno School District since 2012. In addition to coaching the High School Sophomore Softball team, Shores has been coaching the Manteno Middle School 7th Grade Girls Basketball team and Manteno High School Sophomore Girls Basketball team. During her term at the MS the Panthers have placed second in conference. The HS basketball team has also placed second in the Interstate 8 conference.


Shores played traveling softball for nine years and was an assistant coach for two seasons. Shores was a three sport athlete at Manteno High School competing in basketball, softball and volleyball. Annabeth is returning to Manteno to coach under her former coach Josh Carlile. Annabeth furthered her educational career at Eastern Illinois University while continuing to compete in intramural athletics. 




Kristi Trumble - Soph co-head coach

Coach Kristie Trumble has been coaching in the Manteno School District since 2007. In addition to coaching the High School Sophomore Softball team, Trumble coaches the Freshman and 6th grade volleyball teams. The Freshman volleyball team are the reigning I-8 Conference regular season and tournament champions as they earned both titles for the third year in a row. These three teams have a combined record of 67-2 with this year's team completing the season undefeated.


Trumble played volleyball throughout middle and high school plus played club volleyball while attending Eastern Illinois University. Trumble attended Cresent-Iroquis High School where softball was not offered, however she was able to play summer ball in addition to collegiate intramurals at EIU. Coach Trumble furthered her education by obtaining a master's degree from ONU in 2012.


Krista Carlile 
Pitching coach

Currently Coach Carlile is the Manteno Softball Program's pitching instructor. Coach Krista Carlile previously held the co-head varsity softball coach position. Prior to taking over the varsity coaching position, Coach Carlile was the junior varsity head coach. Coach Carlile also coached traveling softball for two years. Both years Carlile's teams qualified for national tournaments (NSA 12 and under).


Prior to taking over the pitching duties, Coach Krista Carlile was the co-head coach for Manteno Middle School from 2002 - 2007. In her six seasons MMS finished second in the conference twice and won one conference championship. The program has a regional and sectional title under Coach Carlile. In 2007 MMS earned a spot in the state tournament (elite eight) for the first time in over fifteen years. Coach Carlile helped guide the 2009 MMS Panthers to the state championship with her instruction to the Panther Pitchers.

Carlile's pitchers set two records at the state tournament including a no hitter in game one and 13 strike outs in the championship game.


Krista was a three sport athlete at Manteno High School participating in basketball, volleyball, and softball. During her career Carlile broke many school records, many of which still stand in the all time record book. After high school Carlile continued her softball career at Kankakee Community College on a full ride athletic scholarship. While at KCC, Carlile's team finished 7th at the national junior college tournament. After graduating from KCC Carlile played softball at the University of Wisconsin Parkside where she was a pitcher.

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