Coach Blasko has been an employee 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.
2017 will be his 13th season coaching baseball at Lockport. 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 will work with the hitters and pitchers this spring.
Dan was an all-conference baseball player at Providence High School in 1999. He continued his playing career at Benedictine University. He is a Social Studies Teacher at the East Campus where he teaches U.S. History and American Government. He currently resides in Naperville with his wife Jenny, his daughter Laila, and his dog Pauly.
Coach Chesna graduated from LTHS in 2000. As a baseball player he played for coaches Jim Hall, Butch Markelz and Ken Dobson.
After high school he went to the University of Iowa where he received his BA in History in 2005. Doug started coaching in 2008 during his student teaching at Morgan Park High School. He graduated from Chicago State University in 2008 with his teaching certificate and masters in education.
Doug is currently a teacher in the Special Education Department. This is Doug’s 3rd year as a sophomore assistant, after three years at the freshman level. Doug is excited to work with the newest generations of LTHS ball player.
Coach Zurales enters his 1st season in the Lockport program after serving as Head Coach at Manteno High School in 2016, where his team posted a 22-11-1 record. He also served three years as Varsity Assisstant at MHS (2013-2015) and two years as a lower level head coach at Lincoln-Way West (2011-2012).
Coach Zurales played football and baseball at the University of St. Francis from 2006-2010. He played for Hall of Fame Coach Gordie Gillespie and served as a three time captain at USF. USF advanced to the NAIA postseason in 3 of his four 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 Social Studies at East and lives in Plainfield with his wife Sarah and son, Andrew.