Dr. John Avendano

Athlete/Coach/Administrator, Baseball/Softball, 1981-1994

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Dr. John Avendano
After being a stand-out athlete at East Aurora High School, Dr. John Avendano came to play baseball at Waubonsee. As a freshman, he earned All-Skyway First Team honors before serving as the Chiefs’ captain and setting Waubonsee’s season and career marks for sacrifice bunts his sophomore year. After finishing out his playing days and undergraduate education at Elmhurst College, Avendano later returned to Waubonsee as the Assistant Baseball Coach for nine seasons. During that time he also managed Waubonsee’s Fitness Center, which he had helped create. Avendano took over as Head Coach of the softball team for one season, leading the Chiefs to a Skyway Conference title. He now leads Kankakee Community College as that institution’s sixth president.