Ryan Skenzel leaves Oak Lawn volleyball for Argo AD post
By Tim O’Brien For Sun-Times Media July 9, 2012 3:50PM
Updated: August 11, 2012 6:14AM
Ryan Skendzel, for the past two seasons Oak Lawn’s boys volleyball coach, has taken the athletic director’s position at Argo High School.
While coaching at Oak Lawn, Skendzel was a faculty member at Argo.
“(Teaching at Argo), it was my first job out of college, and the decision was really a no-brainer,” Skendzel said. “I interviewed for the position and was offered the job. This athletic program has been great to me, and I’m thrilled to get the job and stay here.”
Skendzel is a 2000 graduate of Oak Lawn.
He played volleyball for one season at Trinity Christian before transferring to University of Illinois to get his athletic training degree and teaching certificate. He graduated in 2005, accepting a post at Argo as an athletic trainer/physical education teacher.
He is heading into his seventh year at Argo. In his two seasons on the sidelines at Oak Lawn, his teams posted a combined 30-32 record.
“I’d been looking around before for a job like this, so when the position popped up I had to take it,” Skendzel said.
Argo’s previous athletic director, Mike Sommerfeld, stepped down in the spring to take the same position at St. Charles East.