Mundelein High hires new athletic director

Former Mundelein High School teacher Troy Parola has been hired as the school's new athletic director, school officials announced today.

Parola will replace Perry Wilhelm, who will retire June 30. Parola will begin his new post July 1, Mundelein High School District 120 officials said in a news release.

Parola currently works as athletic director at Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa, a position he has held since 2005. His previous experience includes seven years at Mundelein High as a physical education and driver education teacher from 1998 to 2005. During that time, he also coached football, wrestling and track. Other experience includes teaching at Grayslake High School for four years, and he was chairman of the health/physical education department at Paxton Buckley Loda High School in Paxton, Illinois.

Parola holds a bachelor of science degree in education from Millikin University and a master of arts degree in educational administration from Northeastern Illinois University, the news release states.

"I look forward to working with the students, parents, faculty, coaches and community of Mundelein. I am very honored and excited that I have been given the opportunity to lead the Athletic Department at MHS," Parola said in the release. "Each and every day, we will strive to provide a positive and productive experience for all students during their time at MHS."

Mundelein High School Principal Anthony Kroll said he was happy to welcome Parola's back to Mundelein High.

"We look forward to the leadership he will provide for our coaching staff and student athletes," Kroll said.

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