Assistant Coach – 4th Season
Chicago State University Cougars
Darren “Coach Green” Green has been a part of the game of basketball for 20+ years as a coach or trainer. Green volunteered with the Chicago State Women’s basketball team as a student. His coaching career began as an instructor for the Chicago Park District, where he also hosted summer basketball camps, and trained summer coaches for the 8th ward camp.
He knew he wanted to coach after spending time volunteering with the women’s team at Chicago State during his time there as a student. He began coaching basketball as an instructor for the Chicago Park District. There he hosted summer basketball camps for the parks and trained summer coaches for the 8th Ward camp. He coached 8th grade girls and boys in the Chicago Public Schools before joining Coach Jonnie Bass at Rich East High School as an assistant varsity coach.
Coach Green joins Coach Brian Mays, and the Rich Township staff as the head coach for the sophomore team. During the off-season, Coach Green spends time training male and female basketball player at the amateur and professional level. His Philosophy is: IF you play the game the right way and control what you can, you will never lose a game.
Motto: Life is a marathon
Assistant Coach – 11th Season
Eastern Illinois University Panthers
Craig Marek is returning to the Rich Township Women’s basketball after taking some time off to spend with his family. Before coming to Rich Township he was the women’s head coach at Kankakee High School. He later came to Rich Central as a softball coach, women’s volleyball coach, and later the head women’s basketball coach. As the head women’s basketball coach at Kankakee and Rich Central he won a conference championship at both schools.
As the volleyball coach at Rich Central, Marek also won a regional championship. Marek brings a total of 20 years of coaching experience to the Rich Township Raptors.
Head Coach – 20th Season
Northwestern State University Demons
Brian Mays begins his 20th season as head women’s basketball coach which is now the new Rich Township High School. He was currently the head coach at the former Rich South High School before the athletic program for the three district schools were combined. He is the winningest women’s basketball coach in Rich 227 history.
Last season, Mays guided Rich South to a 25-6 record, Galaxy Tournament Champion, Runner up in the Hillcrest Christmas Tournament, and a back to back Regional Championship. He was voted Illinois Basketball Coaches Association(IBCA) Coach of the Year in 3A.
A Matteson native Mays is married to Dr. Shernita Mays, who is a school Principal in Park Forest. They have two children, Brianna, and Brian Jr. Mays is an Assistant Principal at Colin Powell Middle School as well as the Athletic Director. Mays started his coaching career at Luther South High School Chicago in 1989 as the Frosh/Soph football, girl’s basketball, and baseball coach. He later became a varsity football coach at Bowen High School, and the 8th grade boy’s basketball coach for District 159. In 1995, Mays became the boy’s freshman basketball coach at Rich Central High School. The next year he became the varsity girl’s assistant basketball coach at Rich Central, and he also joined the football staff the same year. In 1999, and 2000 he became the Rich South boys and girl’s freshman coach respectively. In 2001 he became the girl’s varsity head coach at Rich South.
Mays played Division I football and baseball at Northwestern State University. He graduated in 1984 with a BA, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army where he served 30 years on active duty, and army reserves. He was deployed during Desert Storm, and missed the 2005-06 season because he was mobilized for Iraqi Freedom. He has since earned his Master's, and Doctorate. As the Rich South coach, he has earned IBCA Coach of the Year 5 times, 6 Regional Championships, and 7 conference championships. In 2019, Mays was inducted into his high school, Bossier High Sports Hall of Fame. During the 2018-2019 season, he won his 300th game against Bloom High School. He currently has 330 total wins and only has one season under .500
Mays is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.
Assistant Coach– 3rd Season
Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers
Amber McCall begins her 3rd season as a Rich Township basketball coach. McCall's coaching career began at William Ray Elementary School in 2014. As the Rich East Lady Rockets coach, she posted a 9-3 conference record during her first year, and 8-4 her second season. During her second season with Rich East, she led the sophomore team to a 2nd place finish in the Thornton Township Sophomore Tournament
Assistant Coach- 11th Season
Governors State University Jaguars
Timothy McIntyre begins his 11th season as an assistant coach under Coach Brian Mays, and is the longest tenured coach on the Rich Township staff. He has coached both boys and girls on the junior high and high school level for the pasted 20 years. McIntyre has been instrumental in the development of the lower level of the Rich Township women’s basketball program which has helped in the success of the women’s varsity program and it’s many students who has continued their basketball careers on the college level.
A Kankakee native, McIntyre currently resides in Bourbonnais with his wife Nicole, and their 5 daughters. His education includes a Master’s degree in Principal Leadership from Concordia University in Chicago.
Coach – 4th Season
Loyola University (Chicago)
Danielle Raetz begins her 4th season with Rich Township where she is also a math teacher at the Fine Arts Building. Since joining the staff, the team has posted a 62 – 27 record, while winning back to back regional championships along with winning the Galaxy Tournament and runner up in the Hillcrest Holiday Tournament.
Coach Raetz is married to Harry Raetz, and has two beautiful daughters. She is a graduate of Hillcrest High School where she was a three sport athlete (basketball, volleyball, track). During her high school career, she was a four year starter in both basketball and volleyball, as well as a three year captain of both teams. Her high school accomplishments include: state qualifier in the 4x400, sectional champion in the high jump (also state qualifier), 3 years all conference basketball, 2 years all conference in volleyball. She led the basketball team to 4 conference championships, 4 regional championships, 1 sectional championship, a super sectional appearance, and posted a career high 34 points against Homewood Flossmoor High School. In 2002 she earned a spot on the Chicago Tribune Scholar Athlete Team for basketball. She had a class rank of 12/262 and 5.029 G.P.A.
At Loyola University, Coach Raetz was a 3 year captain, while earning Horizon League Player of the Week during her senior year. She had a career high against Butler University with 27 points, and 12 rebounds.
Raetz is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated