Coach Satunas is entering his 8th season as Varsity Head Coach and his 17th season as coach of the Porters. He began coaching at LTHS in 2001 and has spent 1 year on the freshman level, 5 years as a sophomore assistant, 3 years as sophomore head coach, and 1 year as the varsity hitting coach. During his time here, he has been a part of 10 conference championships including 4 SWSC Blue Championships in his four years as head coach. Coach Satunas also helped lead the 2013 Porters into the Elite Eight of the IHSA Class 4A Baseball. He has also assisted the varsity summer team to two 3rd place IHSBCA Summer State Tournament finishes in 2003 & 2004.
During his time here at Lockport, Coach Satunas has also served as our youth baseball camp coordinator and served as a clinician at the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Assoc. state clinic and at various local youth coaches clinics. Along with this, in 2006 he took part in the creation of the Southwest JV Summer Baseball league.
As varsity coach, LTHS Baseball has sent over 50 players to college, with 27 of them now playing college baseball. Two, Connor Ryan and Josh Altmann are now playing professionally.
Andy is a 1996 graduate of Galesburg High School. He went on to play four years for the Lewis University Flyers under Coach Irish O’Reilly. While playing at Lewis, he earned All GLVC DH, All Region DH and All Conference Academic honors. Andy currently teaches in the Social Studies Department and is proud to reside in Homer Twp. with his wife Mandy and three children Drew, Abigail and Joe.
The 2018 season will be Coach Dobson's 38th at LTHS. He has served under four head coaches and has assisted on all 3 levels. He was head freshman coach for 14 years compiling a record of 335 wins and 74 losses (.819). He also assisted at the varsity level under Coach Jim Hall for 12 years and on the soph. level for 4 seasons. This year he will be coaching varsity outfielders.
He was named "Assistant Coach of the Year" by the Illinois H.S. Baseball Coaches Assoc, in 1997 and was named District 4 "Assistant Coach of the Year" in 2002 by the National High School Baseball Coaches Assoc.
Coach Dobson is from Chicago and attended Northeastern Illinois University. He taught Social Studies at Lockport for 32 years before retiring in 2006. He lives in Lockport with his wife Debbie. He has two daughters (Kerri Anne and Rheanon), two sons (Rick and Dave) and eight beautiful grandchildren (Addison, Samantha, Drake, Rick, Charlotte, Noah, Gage and Grant).
Coach Harmatys graduated from Lockport in 2004. Coach Harmatys continued his baseball career playing at Lewis University as a pitcher, playing under Irish O'Reilly and current head coach Tim McDonough. He brings ten years of coaching high school baseball, nine years here at Lockport. He coached four years on the freshmen team and two years on the sophomore team. This is Tim's third year coaching on varsity level. He coaches catchers and will be 1B coach as well.
Coach Harmatys teaches 6th-8th grade special education and junior high baseball in Romeoville. Tim and his wife, Rachel, live in Mokena with their two year old daughter, Teagan, and just welcomed another baby girl in September, Taleigh.
Coach Blasko has been a teacher and coach at Lockport since 2005. He started coaching at Joliet Township High School in 2004 during his student teaching experience. He was a wrestling coach at Lockport for three years.
2018 will be his 14th season coaching baseball at Lockport and his first as varsity pitching coach. Previously he has coached the freshman team for two years and had been the pitching coach on the sophomore team for four years before assuming head coaching responsibilities.
He is a Social Studies Teacher at the East Campus where he teaches U.S. History and American Government.
Coach Zurales enters his 2nd season in the Lockport program and first as varsity assistant. Previously, he was head coach at Manteno High School in 2016, where his team posted a 22-11-1 record. He also served three years as Varsity Assistant at MHS (2013-2015) and two years as a lower level coach at Lincoln-Way West (2011-2012).
Coach Zurales played football and baseball at the Univ. of St. Francis from 2006-2010. He played for Hall of Famer Gordie Gillespie and served as a three time captain at USF. USF advanced to the NAIA postseason in 3 of his 4 seasons. As a senior, he led the Saints in batting avg, HR, doubles, triples, RBIs and runs and was a 2nd team All-CCAC selection as a 3rd basemen. Coach Zurales played his high school ball at Lincoln-Way Central and was an All-SWSC selection as a senior in 2006.
Coach Zurales teaches Special education at the Central campus and lives in Plainfield with his wife Sarah and son, Andrew.