January 10, 2010
Contact Football Camps Director Named Head Coach
Contact Football Camp Director, Jim Catanzaro was recently named Head Football Coach at Lake Forest College. Coach Catanzaro was Lake Forest's defensive coordinator for three-plus seasons and was an assistant coach at three different institutions for a total of nine years. Under his direction Forester defensive players have earned 18 all-conference selections, including seven first team accolades. Lake Forest has finished among the top teams in the league in several defensive categories, including second-place rankings against the pass and in the red zone in 2008.
"I'm excited and thankful for this opportunity and the trust in me shown by Coach Slaats and President Schutt," began Catanzaro. "I am eager to continue working with our current players and welcome next year's freshmen. Since I joined the staff I've met a lot of individuals who are passionate about Forester Football. I look forward to serving that community as the new head coach. In addition, as someone who played for and worked under Coach Becker, I want to thank him for his influence on me and wish him the best in his future endeavors."