With the current uncertainty regarding all “stay-at-home” orders and social distancing restrictions, all Summer contact days with student-athletes are suspended until further notice.


In regards to GK CUSD #424, what this essentially means is that there will not be any participation in any Summer-related activities within the district regarding all camps, clinics, summer leagues, BFS workout sessions, open gyms or individual workouts of any kind with our student-athletes.  These activities are now “suspended” until state government and medical leaders indicate such gatherings are safe and permission is granted from the IHSA to resume.


The Cogs Run 5K scheduled for June 13th has officially been CANCELLED.  A decision has not yet been determined regarding the GK Golf Outing fundraiser scheduled for July 18th.


Please be patient as we maneuver through this unprecedented time.  The health and safety of our student-athletes, as well as our entire community, must take precedent as this will always be our primary goal.

6/30/2020 11:30 PM

About Us

Genoa (G.-Kingston)

Genoa-Kingston High School

980 Park Ave.

Genoa, IL 60135

Phone: 815-784-5111

Fax: 815-784-3124



Genoa-Kingston Middle School

941 W. Main St.

Genoa, IL 60135

Phone: 815-784-5222

Fax: 815-784-4323


School Web Site:


HS Enrollment: 565

HS Conference: Big Northern Conference


MS Enrollment: 435 (6th, 7th, 8th)

MS Conference(s): Mid-Northern: XC, Volleyball, Basketball & Track,  NCJC (North Central Jr. High Conference): Football,  Wrestling is Independent


Nickname(s): Cogs (boys), Cogs (girls)

Colors: Royal Blue/Orange

School Type: Public Coed

County: DeKalb

Cities in District: Genoa 5,187; Kingston 1,160

Board Division: 2, Legislative District: 5


IHSA Official Representative: Philip Jerbi
   phone 815-784-5111.1716   fax 815-784-3124

IESA Official Representative: Philip Jerbi
   phone 815-784-5111.1716   fax 815-784-3124

Superintendent: Brent O'Daniell
   phone 815-784-6222  

HS Principal: Angelo Lekkas
   phone 815-784-5111   fax 815-784-3124

HS Principal's Assistant: Jen Butler
   phone 815-784-5111.1112   fax 815-784-3124

HS Asst. Principal: Tessa Aiossa
   phone 815-784-5111.1736   fax 815-784-3124

MS Principal: Craig Butcher
   phone 815-784-5222   fax 815-784-4323

MS Principal's Assistant: Michelle Muir
   phone 815-784-5222.4501   fax 815-784-4323

MS Asst. Principal: Alapati (Paki) Uili
   phone 815-784-5222   fax 815-784-4323

District Athletic Director: Philip Jerbi
   phone 815-784-5111.1716   fax 815-784-3124

Athletic Director's Assistant: Maria Miranda
   phone 815-784-5111.1717   fax 815-784-3124

Activities Director: Philip Jerbi
   phone 815-784-5111.1716   fax 815-784-3124

Boys Athletics — Head Coaches

Boys Baseball Head Coach: Roger Butler

Boys Basketball Head Coach: Ethan Franklin

Boys Cross Country Head Coach: Tiffany Thurlby

Boys Football Head Coach: Chad Wilmarth

Boys Golf Head Coach: Mike Lauer

Boys Soccer Head Coach: Randy Tate

Boys Track & Field Head Coach: Cam Davekos

Boys Wrestling Head Coach: Chad Wilmarth

MS Boys Basketball Head Coach: Justin McNeal

MS Boys Cross Country Head Coach: Briana Vitacco

MS Boys Football Head Coach: Don McCune

MS Boys Track & Field Head Coach: Steve Harrington

MS Boys Wrestling Head Coach: Stewie Burke

Girls Athletics — Head Coaches

Girls Basketball Head Coach: Brendan Royalty

Girls Cross Country Head Coach: Ben Owen

Competitive Cheerleading Head Coach: Emily Schiro

Competitive Dance Head Coach: Brittany Foster

Girls Golf Head Coach: Kyle Carbone

Girls Softball Head Coach: Erica Swan

Girls Soccer Head Coach: Randy Tate

Girls Track & Field Head Coach: Barry Schmidt

Girls Volleyball Head Coach: Keith Foster

MS Girls Basketball Head Coach: Laura Volkening

MS Girls Cross Country Head Coach: Christy Fraticola

MS Girls Volleyball  Head Coach: Laura Volkening

MS Girls Cheerleading Head Coach: Jemea Green

MS Girls Track & Field Head Coach: Brian Ferguson

Athletic Medical Staff

Certified Athletic Trainer: Amanda Pollnow

Activities — Head Coaches, Advisers, and Directors

HS Band Director: Tom Rucker

MS Band Director: Brian Ferguson

Vocal Director: Jon Fromi

Marching Band Director: Tom Rucker

HS Scholastic Bowl Coach: Stephanie Henkel

HS Journalism & Yearbook: Leslie Pascolla

HS Math Team Coach: Tiffany Rauman

Non-Competitive Activities — Head Coaches, Advisers, and Directors

HS Sideline Cheer Coach: Emily Schiro

HS Halftime Dance Coach: Brittany Foster

MS Sideline Cheer Coach: Jemea Green