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COACHING STAFF

COACHES

Thom Sigel - 
Head Varsity Coach 
   Coach Sigel enters his 18th season as Rock Island coach. During his seventeen years at Rocky, he has helped guide teams to eight Western Big 6 titles, 11 Regional Championships, two Sectional Championships, and in 2011 the Rocks went 30-3 in claiming the IHSA Class 3A State Championship.
   He came to Rocky after a six year stint at Rock Falls, leaving as the all-time winningest coach in school history with a 127-52 record. During those six years, the Rockets won four straight Sectional titles with an Elite 8 berth in 2000 and won the Class A State Championship in 1999.
  In the spring of 2017 he was inducted into the IBCA Hall of Fame. Coach Sigel was a 1985 graduate of Rock Falls and then continued his playing career at Knox College, majoring in English. Coach Sigel then spent six years as an assistant coach at Galesburg before leaving for Rock Falls. He completed his Master’s degree from Western Illinois University and is currently employed as a Guidance Counselor at RIHS.
He and his wife Alicia have three children, Trey (23), Haley (21), and Colton (16).

Logan Wynn
 - Assistant Varsity Coach
   Coach Wynn is in his sixth year on the Rock Island staff this season.  He is a 2006 graduate of Rockridge High School and served as the 8th grade coach at Rockridge in 2007 & 2008.  He also served as the Head Sophomore Coach and Varsity Assistant at Rockridge High School in 2012 and 2013, helping lead the team to the first Regional title in 10 years.
Coach Wynn is also the director of the Quad City Elite AAU program, established in 2009.  He is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and is employed at Rock Island High School as a PE teacher.  He and his wife Stephanie were married in November, 2013 and enjoy spending time with their two year old daughter, Brielle.

Chad Baker
 Head Sophomore Coach
 Coach Baker begins his fifteenth year on the Rock Island staff. He spent his first two years as the sophomore assistant before moving to the head sophomore position 12 years ago. He has been a part of nine WB6 sophomore champions during his tenure.
   Coach Baker brings twenty four years of coaching experience to this position. He got his start at his alma mater, Moline, coaching in the MBA and junior high, then continuing on to the high school at the freshman and sophomore levels. After five years at Moline, he moved to Rockridge for two years. He then went to Orion with former Rocky coach Dennis Weiss as a freshmen coach and varsity assistant.
   Coach Baker is a 1993 graduate of Moline where he played for legendary coach Jerry Leggett. After Moline, he attended Black Hawk College and started his coaching career. He is currently employed as the Work Comp Administrator at The Sedona Group’s corporate headquarters in Moline.  He and his wife Tracey were married in September, 2010. He has one son, Braeden (14), and a step-daughter, Kiely (23)

Damon Colvin
 - Assistant Sophomore Coach
   Coach Colvin is in his 18th year as a basketball coach at Rocky. He was instrumental in introducing the freshmen to our high school basketball program and developing them for the future as the head freshman coach. He will assist at the sophomore level for the twelfth consecutive year. He has also been an instrumental part of one freshmen conference championship and nine conference championships in the last eleven years.
   He has coached in the YMCA league, RIMBA, and at Horace Mann Choice School. He has also been very active coaching baseball for Little League, Rock Island Red Sox, and RIHS. Coach Colvin is a 1994 graduate of Rocky and received his Bachelor Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.
 Coach Colvin is the Branch Manager at CBI Bank & Trust in Davenport, IA and is an Ordained Minister at the Second Baptist Church in Rock Island.  He and his wife Chantill have one daughter, Chanel (14).

Tony Johnson
 - Assistant Sophomore Coach
   Coach Johnson begins his eighth year in the Rock Island program. He is a 2000 graduate of Moline High School where he played basketball. He continued his career at Black Hawk College, but his career was cut short due to injury. He then graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2005.
   Coach Johnson has coached with MBA, John Deere Middle School, UTHS, and the last seven years at Rocky. He is extremely excited about his time at Rock Island and currently employed at Teletrac.

Keith Beck 
- Head Freshmen Coach
   Coach Beck is in his twelfth year with the Rock Island Rocks. He is thrilled to be a part of the Rock Island Program. After serving as an assistant at the sophomore and freshman levels, he is now in his seventh year as the head coach of the freshmen team.
   Coach Beck graduated from Moline High School in 2001 and St. Ambrose University in 2006. He is currently employed at First American State Bank as the Cashier/Vice President. He and his wife Amanda have five children - Olivia (12), Ava and Alex (9), Emeila (6), and Oliver (3).

Bill Skelton - Assistant Freshmen Coach   Coach Skelton is in his second year at the high school staff after serving as the 8th grade coach at Edison for five years. In addition, he also coached different levels of Future Rocks teams for a number of years. Coach Skelton graduated from Lincoln High School in 1991 and is now completing his Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. He is currently employed at Handicapped Development Center in Davenport. He has 2 daughters, Lydia(20) and Emily(17).