Orrin Schwarz

DuPage County High School Sports Coordinator and Pro Sports Writer
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Orrin Schwarz was named Assistant Sports Editor/DuPage in 2003 after spending four years in the same position in the Daily Herald's Tri-Cities office. He is responsible for all high school sports coverage in DuPage County. Among his duties, Schwarz assigns, edits and paginates stories about varsity sports for DuPage County's 28 high schools, as well as its five local colleges. He frequently can be found covering a wide variety of high school sports.

Since joining the Daily Herald in 1999, Schwarz has coordinated the Daily Herald's boys and girls soccer Top 20s. He was named the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association media person of the year in 2002. He also won an award from the Society of News Design in 1998.

Schwarz also serves as the Daily Herald's beat writer covering professional soccer, including the Chicago Fire, the Chicago Red Stars and the United States national teams. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters organization and votes each week for the Major League Soccer Player of the Week award. He's also a voter for MLS Player of the Month, as well as postseason awards. Schwarz writes a weekly pro soccer column.

Prior to joining the Daily Herald, Schwarz worked at The Times of Northwest Indiana as a copy editor and assistant sports editor, and he was a freelance sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Schwarz has covered high school sports in the Chicago area since 1991.

Schwarz graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major of English and history. He also has a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in American history.

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Chicago Fire still waiting on Drogba

Jul 24 2015 | 4:18 pm - Didier Drogba can help the Chicago Fire, and the club might have an announcement about him very soon.

Chicago Fire advances to Open Cup semifinals

Jul 22 2015 | 10:58 pm - The Chicago Fire stayed alive in the U.S. Open Cup while waiting for an answer from Chelsea legend Didier Drogba about the club's contract offer.

Images: An Hour in Glen Ellyn

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Naperville native Doody makes MLS debut with Chicago Fire

Jul 12 2015 | 12:13 am - The Chicago Fire's Naperville connection helped it steal a stoppage-time goal and a victory against Seattle.

Source: Chicago Fire talking with Polish striker

Jul 07 2015 | 9:52 pm - Looking for added scoring punch in its MLS lineup, the Chicago Fire is in talks with a 27-year-old striker from Poland.

Too soon for Fire to replace its head coach again

Jul 06 2015 | 3:35 pm - Firing the head coach again isn't the kind of change the Chicago Fire needs to be successful in Major League Soccer, says beat writer Orrin Schwarz.

Chicago Fire advances in U.S. Open Cup

Jun 30 2015 | 11:57 pm - Mike Magee made his first start of the season, Patrick Nyarko made his first appearance of the season, and the Chicago Fire earned a much-needed 3-1 victory.

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