Carl Sandburg Principal Deb Baker announced Clinton Polz as the new head wrestling coach for the Eagles after the District 230 Board of Education approved his hiring at the October 26th board meeting.
Polz graduated from Carl Sandburg High School in 2006, where he was a state qualifying wrestler for the Eagles and served as a captain on two State Championship Teams. Polz continued his academic and athletic careers at the University of Illinois. He wrestled for the Fighting Illini and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. He currently serves District 230 as a Physical Education teacher at Stagg High School.
“It has been a dream of mine to be the head wrestling coach at Carl Sandburg since as long as I can remember,” said Polz. “I’m excited for the opportunity to give back to a program that has given so much to me over the years. I look forward to continuing to work with the wrestlers, families and staff members that make Sandburg such an amazing program.”
Prior to accepting the head position at Sandburg, Polz served as the head coach of Plainfield North for one season and was an assistant coach on the Sandburg staff for five seasons.
“I am very pleased to have Clinton Polz lead our wrestling program,” said Carl Sandburg Athletic Director Tom Freyer. “Clinton has a passion for Carl Sandburg wrestling that is truly unmatched. Our wrestlers will benefit tremendously from his leadership and passion. In his previous experience with Sandburg wrestling, Clinton has proven that he is a quality instructor, results-oriented and puts the needs of student-athletes first. I look forward to the program development under his leadership.”