Softball Coaching Staff

TBA, Head Coach

Kristen Corning, Assistant Coach

Joe Spitzzeri, Volunteer Assistant Coach

Joe Spitzzeri returns to Waubonsee’s dugout once again after helping the Chiefs capture their fifth straight Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference title last spring. He has enjoyed a pretty good run, having been a part of only ISCC title teams as he enters his sixth year with the Chiefs’ softball program. Spitzzeri is a founding father, coach and past Vice President of the Northern Illinois Thunder’s softball program, of which he and head coach Perry Clark have been an integral part of for the last two decades.

Spitzzeri graduated from Gordon Tech High School in Chicago, where he played baseball on two Catholic League championship teams. He went on to pitch in college at the University of Illinois – Chicago. Spitzzeri has coached softball with the Northern Illinois Thunder for 13 seasons, helping lead the 18 & over squad to a 5th place finish nationally in 2005 and 12th in 2007 at the USSSA World Series.  His teams also won the Consolation Championship at the USSSA Illinois State Championship Tournament in 2005, and took 3rd Place at the same tournament in 2007. 

Spitzzeri served six years as the Varsity Softball Assistant at Kaneland High School, helping guide the Knights to four conference (2002-2005), two regional (2002-2003) and one sectional title (2003). He was also the Varsity Boy’s Basketball Assistant for six years, Sophomore Boy’s Head Coach for two years and the Assistant for three years. In addition, Spitzzeri has been a basketball head coach at the elementary and middle school level. His Kaneland Cagers’ squads won four titles and reached the Final Four seven times, while competing in the Rural Kane County Basketball League and West Suburban Basketball Association High School Feeder League. Spitzzeri is a certified coach by the American Sports Academic Society.


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