Dzialo hired as Marian boys soccer coach
Marian Central Catholic High School has found a replacement for former boys soccer head coach Kristian Rockall. Jim Dzialo, like the new head coach for the Marian girls soccer team, also coaches at McHenry County College.
Dzialo has worked with new girls head soccer coach Karl Smith for the Chicago Magic and other soccer clubs and has coached with him at MCC since 2010.
“I thought it would be a nice opportunity,” Dzialo said. “[Marian] is a school with a great tradition. There’s a lot of support from the administration as far as putting competitive teams on the field. It’s important to them.”
Marian athletic director Mike McGovern said he is ecstatic with his new coaches.
“It’s nice to be able to get as much experience as both these coaches have,” McGovern said. “Jim has coached in high school, club and played internationally as well as coaching at MCC. When you get someone with this type of experience, it’s great. He’s coached some of the athletes that have come here, and he has worked in a private school setting. … The success he has had at the high school level is just the whipped cream on top.”
Dzialo has plenty of high school coaching experience, having coached at Rockford’s Boylan Catholic High School and Jacobs High School. He led the Boylan team to six straight sectional titles and the IHSA state tournament three straight seasons from 1997 to 1999, including a second-place finish in 1998. He coached at Jacobs from 2000 to 2009, where his team won its first sectional title in 2000 and regional titles in 2007 and 2008.
Dzialo, who teaches at Jacobs, is proud of what he accomplished coaching high school teams in the past.
“The parents [at Jacobs] and I worked really hard to build up the facility there, and we put up a college-quality field,” Dzialo said. “I felt I played a role in building both of those programs.”