WALL OF FAME
TRACK AND FIELD
Softball Coaching Staff
January 16, 2014Manteno 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 156-58 (.728%). In Carlile's tenure MHS has won two conference championships. The program has also won three regional championships and was sectional runner up once. Carlile was named the I-8 coach of the year in 2007 and 2011. 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 two conference championship. The MS team has also won 4 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.
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.
TJ Kauchak (Kauchak)
Coach T.J. Kauchak Kauchak has been coaching varsity high school softball since 2002. T.J. started as an assistant coach at Cathedral High School, one of the most prestigous softball schools in Indiana. Coach Kauchak Kauchak took over the varsity program in 2005 and continued to build upon the past success of Cathedral High School. T.J. led two teams to Sectional titles in her three years as the Cathedral Irish head coach.
Coach Kauchak helped guide the MMS Panthers to the state championship during the 2009 season. Kauchak took over the head coaching duties in 2011, while head coach Josh Carlile was deployed with the Army, and lead the team to a regional championship.
Coach Kauchak is returning to Manteno after graduating from MHS in 1998. During high school Coach Kauchak set numerous records many of which still stand today. After High School T.J. attended Kankakee C.C. on a full ride athletic scholarship. After graduating from KCC T.J. transferred to Marian College in Indianapolis. Kauchak played four years of collegiate softball and earned Academic and Athletic All- American awards.
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.