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A Glenwood Titan Student-Athlete is...
A person of incredible character, selfless dedication, and relentless determination.
Athletics Mission Statement
Glenwood athletics will provide a platform for developing student-athletes into successful adults. Our programs will prepare students physically and mentally for the rigors of athletic competition; teach athletes to learn from successes and failures; prepare them to work together towards common goals; and challenge them to commit to the hard work, dedication, and responsibilities needed to sustain a balanced, successful life.
Athletics Vision Statement
Glenwood athletic teams will successfully balance the academic and athletic demands of student-athletes. Our student-athletes will maintain high academic standards and conduct themselves with high character and respect for others. Our programs will routinely strive to maximize their competitive successes against all competition. We will be humble in victory and gracious in defeat, always learning and improving.
Philosophy of our Education-Based Athletic Programs
Interscholastic athletics is an integral part of the student experience. Participation in athletics provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to develop life skills such as a strong work ethic, discipline, dedication, teamwork, collaboration, unselfishness, leadership, time management, and how to respond to failures and successes. Winning is an important part of our athletic programs, but only to the extent that it enhances the development of our student-athletes. In addition to developing fundamental skills and knowledge of their sports, our programs are designed to contribute to the student-athlete’s physical and mental health and maturity, as well as foster high character and moral values. Participation in athletics is a privilege offered to our students; one that comes with their willingness to accept the responsibilities that are associated with being part of our programs.
Athletics were significantly impacted by COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year. Sports seasons felt as though they were in a constant state of uncertainty and change. Some sports were allowed to conduct events during their regular season, some were moved, and one was canceled completely (GMS tackle football). Our teams’ schedules were altered significantly, sometimes multiple times. They played fewer games, had little or no tournaments and invites, limited travel opportunities, and many had limited or no post-season in which to play. Throughout the year, our coaches did an outstanding job of engaging our student-athletes with workouts and activities that keep them participating and active.
The 2020-21 Glenwood Athletics Department consisted of 122 coaching positions (56 paid and 26 volunteer high school and 31 paid and 9 volunteer middle school coaching positions), one athletic trainer provided through Springfield Clinic Sports Medicine, one athletic administrative assistant, one assistant principal with GMS athletic duties, and one director of athletics.
Highlights and specifics for Glenwood High School include:
23 varsity sports offered; 43 separate levels
269 boys and 195 girls participated in sports
(COVID-19 significantly affected post-season opportunities. Many teams were not given the opportunity to compete in any type of IHSA state series.)
Four varsity sports won CS8 championships
Five regional championships
Three sectional championships
Highlights and specifics for Glenwood Intermediate School and Glenwood Middle School include:
355 students participated in sports in 2020-21: 216 boys and 139 girls
(The IESA offered regionals and sectional in select sports due to Covid-19, but no state finals for any sports in 2020-21.)
Two regional championships
Six sectional championships
Director of Athletics (GHS) & Title IX Coordinator
Mr. Dusty Burk
Address: 1501 E. Plummer Blvd., Chatham, IL 62629
P: 217.483.2424 ext. 5 | F: 217.483.5402 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Athletics (GMS) & Asst. Principal (GHS)
Mr. Brad Kyes
Address: 595 Chatham Rd., Chatham, IL 62629
P: 217.483.2481 | F: 217.483.4940 | E: email@example.com