FHS Boys Varsity Basketball Team Places 4th Place in IHSA State Tournament

Fremd High School hosted a rally earlier this week to celebrate the Varsity Boys Basketball Team placing 4th in the IHSA State Tournament. During the rally, seniors on the team competed against staff members in a short basketball game. View photos of the rally below.

The team poses with the state trophy after a school rally to celebrate the team’s success.

Team captains present Principal Kurt Tenopir with the state trophy.

Seniors on the team take on staff members during a friendly basketball game during the rally.

Seniors on the team take on staff members during a friendly basketball game during the rally.

FHS celebrated the team’s 4th place finish in the state tournament during a rally earlier this week.

Seniors on the team take on staff members during a friendly basketball game during the rally.

Seniors played a quick basketball game against staff members during the rally.

Highlights from the season were shown during the rally.




New Head Boys Basketball Coach for Schaumburg High School Saxons

Marty Manning has been named head boys basketball coach at Schaumburg High School.

Marty Manning has been named head boys basketball coach at Schaumburg High School.

Marty Manning has been named head boys basketball coach at Schaumburg High School.  Manning, who has spent the past eight years at Huntley High School, replaces Matt Walsh at the helm of the Saxons basketball program.

Manning, a Hoffman Estates High School graduate, has posted an overall record of 162-68 (.704 winning percentage) as the Huntley Red Raiders’ head boys basketball coach, winning Fox Valley Conference divisional championships in 2007 and the past four seasons.  During his stint at HHS, his teams recorded 28 consecutive divisional conference wins from 2010-2013, won five regional championships, and advanced to the IHSA “Sweet 16” twice (2008 and 2011).  Manning is a three-time Illinois Basketball Coaches Association District Coach of the Year, receiving that honor in 2008, 2011, and 2012.  Prior to being named head coach at Huntley High School in 2006, Manning was the school’s sophomore coach from 2004-2006, and an assistant girls varsity basketball coach from 2003-2004.  He also has served as the school’s junior varsity golf coach since 2008.  Manning began his high school coaching career at Elgin High School in 2003 as an assistant boys varsity basketball coach.  A two-time all-Mid-Suburban Conference selection (1995, 1996), Manning captained and was named MVP of the 1996 Hoffman Estates High School “Elite Eight” boys basketball team.  He also was nominated to the McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball Team that same year.

“Marty Manning brings a unique blend of head coaching experience and proven leadership sustaining success year in and year out,” commented Schaumburg High School Principal Tim Little.  “And, his leadership goes beyond the basketball court.  In the classroom, he is an educational leader and successful AP instructor.  He has personal knowledge of the Schaumburg community, and we are very excited to introduce Coach Manning as the newest member of the Saxon family.”

Manning has taught business education at Huntley High School since 2003.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (management information systems) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2000, and earned a master’s degree in secondary education from Roosevelt University in 2004.  He earned a second master’s degree in educational leadership from American College of Education in 2013.