Huntley 158 has named Collin Kalamatas the new head boys basketball coach at Huntley High School, effective pending Board of Education approval. Kalamatas has been a physical education teacher in Huntley 158 for the past 13 years and has also served as a coach in multiple capacities in the district.
After graduating from Huntley High School, Kalamatas began his teaching career over a decade ago as a physical education teacher at Marlowe Middle School. After six years, Kalamatas moved to Huntley High School where he has taught P.E. for the past seven years. He currently serves as Huntley High School’s head boys golf coach and has previously served as an assistant boys basketball coach. For the past four years, Kalamatas gained experience serving as the head girls basketball coach at Burlington Central, where he led the team to three consecutive regional championships.
“Mr. Kalamatas has been a valued member of our team here at HHS for many years and we are so excited to see his impact on our students and their success grow,” said Dr. Marcus Belin, Huntley High School principal. “Collin’s passion for our students, his previous coaching experience, and his pride in the Red Raider community make him the ideal candidate to take over as head coach.”
Kalamatas says he has envisioned serving as head basketball coach for several years. As an assistant coach in the program, he developed key relationships and has seen firsthand what it takes to establish a successful program.
“I am so excited to be able to continue to serve HHS in this new capacity as head basketball coach,” said Kalamatas. “As a former student, teacher and coach in Huntley 158, I know how impactful the experience as a high school athlete can be. I hope to bring our players and coaches together to create a successful team and a group of well-rounded teammates.”
Kalamatas and his wife, Jennifer, live in Huntley, IL and remain connected to the community where they both grew up. Both Collin and Jennifer Kalamatas graduated from Huntley High School in 2005 and 2006, respectively, and plan to see their children one day do the same. Kalamatas’ son, Calvin, currently attends Chesak Elementary School and his daughter, Addy, is set to begin Kindergarten in the fall of 2024. Many of Kalamatas’ extended family also live in the community and attend Huntley 158 schools.