Marc Condotti. Photo provided by Homewood-Flossmoor
Longtime assistant coach Marc Condotti was named head boys basketball coach by Homewood-Flossmoor on Tuesday.
"Marc has the drive and passion to help our student-athletes succeed both on and off the floor," said Dan Vosnos, H-F's director of Athletics and Activities. "Having already been on staff for 11 years, Marc understands our student-athletes and has already built strong relationships with many of them. I have no doubt that he will lead with a high level of integrity — while at the same time — having the desire to be the very best."
Jim McLaughlin stepped down from the position in May. He said he hoped Condotti would take over the program.
"I have had a great mentor and friend in Jim McLaughlin, and I hope to build upon his legacy," said Condotti. "I'm looking forward to working with a solid core of returning upperclassmen and developing the young talent we have in our program."
Condotti, a Lyons grad, was on McLaughlin's staff the past nine seasons. He has no previous head coaching experience. His father Roy was a legendary coach at Westinghouse and H-F, leading the Vikings from 1995-2005.
Several high-profile coaching jobs were available this summer, but the H-F job was the most coveted. A number of successful coaches from around the Chicago area interviewed for the position.
The Vikings finished 17-12 last season, losing to Marian Catholic in the sectional final. Condotti hopes to continue the strong basketball tradition that his father started and McLaughlin continued.
"We want to be as visible and active in the Homewood-Flossmoor community as possible," said Marc Condotti.