D211 Post: New head boys soccer coach for the Hawks


            Sean Armstrong has been named head boys soccer coach at Hoffman Estates High School.  Armstrong takes over the program from Matt Sriver, who stepped down earlier this year after 14 years as the Hawks head coach and a 70-146-23 record.

          “We couldn’t be happier with the selection of Coach Armstrong to lead our boys soccer program,” said Hoffman Estates High School Principal Josh Schumacher“Sean’s student-centered and a quality person.  He’s the kind of person you’d want working with not only your student-athletes on the field, but your students in the classroom as well.”

           Armstrong has 18 years of coaching experience on the soccer field, including the past 16 years as the Hawks’ assistant coach.  He came to Hoffman Estates High School in 2002, spending seven years as the freshman A boys soccer coach before moving into the boys junior varsity position for the past nine years.  Armstrong has also served as the assistant tennis coach at HEHS for nine seasons, as well as coaching boys basketball for a year at the school.  Prior to his tenure at HEHS, he spent two years at West Chicago Community High School (1997-1999), two years at Gifford Street Alternative High School in Elgin (1999-2001), and a year at Elgin Larkin High School (2001-2002).

           “We are very excited to have Coach Armstrong take over the boys soccer program at HEHS” said Hoffman Estates High School Athletic Director Steve Lacni.  “Having spent many years as an assistant coach here, he’s familiar with our student-athletes and our parents.  It’s exciting to see him get the opportunity now to see where he can take our program.”

            Armstrong earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Illinois (1994), and then earned a second bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in history from Northern Illinois University (1997).  He received his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Olivet Nazarene University (2005).  Armstrong was a 1990 graduate of Schaumburg High School, where he was a four-year soccer player.