WWS Coaching Staff

Ron Muhitch Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator – Varsity

Coach Muhitch is the Head Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School with a 118-29 Record (81% Wins) the last 12 years. Coach Muhitch has 3 IHSA State Championships (2006, 2009, 2010), 2 IHSA Runner up Finishes (2007, 2011) and 2 IHSA Semi Finalist (2004, 2005). Coach Muhitch has garnered the 2011 National Federation High School (NFHS) Coach of the Year Honors. The Chicago Bears Illinois High School Coach of the Year Honors (2006). He’s been awarded the IHSA Sportsmanship Award (2010, 2011). Coach was Defensive Coordinator at Wheaton Central/Wheaton-Warrenville South HS for 22 years and IHSA State Championships (1992, 1995, 1996, 1998) and had IHSA Runner up Finishes (1990, 1991). Coach Muhitch was the Physical Education/Wellness Chair at Wheaton-Warrenville South HS from 1988-2014. Coach is married to Sheri.

 

Mike Urbik Offensive Line Coach – Varsity

Coach Urbik’s career spans 33 years, beginning in youth football in Elmhurst in 1981, Hinsdale in 1982-84, Wheaton St. Michael’s Head JV Coach, 1997-1998, Head Varsity Coach 1999. Wheaton Rams Assistant and Head Coach 2000-2002. I joined the Tigers in 2003 as an Assistant Varsity Offensive Line Coach and became the Varsity Offensive Line Coach in 2009. Coach Urbik is married to Katy for 34 years and have 7 sons, with one more Tiger left. The Fall of 2014 will mark Coach Urbik’s 12th season with the Tigers. Football is a game that teaches many of life’s lessons. You play it a short time, and spend the rest of your life wishing you still could. Enjoy it and your teammates while you’re playing this special game.

 

 

Will Matte Offensive Line Coach – Varsity

 

Chris Arthurs Defensive Line Coach – Varsity

Coach Chris Arthurs will be entering his fourth season coaching at Wheaton-Warrenville South, serving as the Varsity Defensive Line Coach, and Head Junior Varsity Coach. Coach Arthurs has compiled a record of 20-1 at the JV level, including 3 DVC championships in a row, and 2 undefeated seasons. Coach Arthurs is a WWS alumnus, where he was a three year starter, and captain for the Tigers. He received All-State honors and led the Tigers to a 12-1 record and state semi-finale appearance. At the collegiate level, Coach Arthurs attended Southern Illinois University and was a 3 year starter for the Salukis. He led his team to two MVC Championships and received All-Conference recognition his senior year. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education Teaching from SIU, and currently teaches PE/Health at WWS.      

 

Sam VanHeest Linebacker’s Coach – Varsity

Coach Sam VanHeest will be entering his second season coaching at Wheaton-Warrenville South, serving as the Varsity Linebackers Coach. Prior to coaching at WWS, Coach VanHeest attended Wheaton College where he was a two-year starter and 2nd Team All-Conference Linebacker as well as a team captain during his senior season. He is a Michigan native, where he attended Grand Haven High School and earned All-Conference and All-State recognition during his senior season. Coach VanHeest graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education, and currently teaches Mathematics at WWS.

 

Andrew Schweitzer Defensive Back Coach – Varsity

Coach Andrew Schweitzer is entering his 4th year of coaching at Wheaton-Warrenville South. Coach Schweitzer coaches the varsity defensive backs. Prior to joining the staff at WWS, Coach Schweitzer was an assistant defensive back coach at Augustana College, where he was also a four-year letter winner and two-year starter at cornerback. Coach Schweitzer is a Wheaton native and was a team captain and All-DVC selection at Wheaton North. He graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and received his teacher certification from National-Louis University.     Sean Norris Wide Receiver Coach – Varsity Coach Norris will be entering his second season coaching at Wheaton-Warrenville South as the Varsity Wide Receivers coach and JV Offensive Coordinator and first year as the Passing Game Coordinator. Coach Norris helped lead the JV team to its third DVC Championship is as many years. Coach Norris joins the Tigers after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at perennially nationally ranked Wheaton College. During his tenure at Wheaton College he assisted the Thunder to one conference championship and two NCAA Division III Playoffs berths while being a part of an offense that ranked in the top 10 in the country in multiple categories. As a player, Norris quarterbacked Wheaton College to a NCAA Division III Regional Championship in 2008 and a conference championship while setting multiple school records during his four year career. Sean received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Wheaton College and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Aurora University. Sean works as a Paraprofessional in Special Education at Wheaton Warrenville South.

 

Jack VanDiver Strength Coach – Varsity

 

Jim Vivian Head Coach / Offensive Line – Sophomore

Jim Vivian is in his 13th year with the Tiger Football Staff. Jim coaches the O-Line for Sophomore A squad and is the Offensive Coordinator for the Sophomore B squad. Jim graduated from Wheaton Central High School in 1979 and played tight end for the Tigers. He went on to graduate from Greenville college in 1983 where he was a 4 year starter for the Panther baseball team. Jim graduated from Aurora university in 2004 with a Masters in Teaching. Currently Jim is a Physical Education Teacher at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. He is married to his wife Sandy and has 3 children Logan, Turner and Avery. He resides in Batavia, IL with his family.

 

Matt Janosek Defensive Coordinator – Sophomore

   

Matt Janosek will be entering his 13th season as an Assistant Football Coach at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School coaching at the Freshmen and Sophomore levels on both sides of the ball. Currently, Matt is the Sophomore Defensive Coordinator working with the Linebackers. Matt is also the Head Wrestling Coach at WWS. Matt is teaching at Wheaton-Warrenville South as a physical education teacher. Serving as the Department Chair for Physical Education. In 2002, Matt Graduated from North Central College where he wrestled for all 4 years and earned a B.A. in Physical Education and Spanish. Also hold a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. Matt played football for Naperville Central High School and was a member of the 1997 State Semi-finalist Team. Matt is married to Peggy since 2005 and have 2 children-Brooke and Brady.

 

Nate Weibye Wide Receiver Coach – Sophomore

   

 

Tim Brylka Offensive Coordinator – Sophomore

Coach Brylka enters his 13th year on staff at WWS. He has coached varsity quarterbacks and defensive backs as well as head freshman coach and is now at the sophomore level. Coach Brylka is also the head varsity baseball coach. Coach Brylka graduated from Millikin University where he played football and baseball. Coach is thrilled to be working at WWS where he attended and graduated in 1997 having played football, baseball and basketball for four years. Coach Brylka is married to Kristy and they have three children: Joanna (6), Casey (3) and Virginia (1).

 

Coach Craig Arthurs Defensive LIne Coach – Sophomore

Craig Arthurs / Defensive Line Coach – Sophomores Craig is in his 11th year with the Tiger Football Staff, and coaches Defensive Line and Special Teams for the Sophomore squad. Craig majored in Business Administration at Purdue University, and is employed in the Transportation Industry as a National Account Executive. Craig and his wife Lauri, have been married for 15 years and have 4 sons – Christopher, Zachary, Nicholas and Jacob.

 

Joe Nakis Head Coach – Freshmen

Joe Nakis is in his second year at Wheaton-Warrenville South coaching at the freshmen level. Prior to arriving at WWS, Coach Nakis was the offensive and defensive line coach at Maine South High School on the sophomore and freshmen levels from 2010-2013. Coach Nakis received his undergrad from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and his master’s degree in Education from DePaul University. He and his wife, Siohban married in April 2014.  

 

Jim Brennan Head Coach – Freshman

 

Jim Brennan is entering his 5th season as an assistant football coach at Wheaton-Warrenville South. Coach Brennan is the Head Freshman B coach and works with the freshman linebackers. Coach Brennan is teaching at Wheaton-Warrenville South in the Social Studies department. In 2003, Jim received his undergraduate degree in History from Illinois State University, and he earned his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University in 2005. Coach Brennan played football for Glenbard West where he won All Conference in 1998. Jim is married to his wife Katie and they expect their first child in June 2014.