Coach Kelly explaining King of the Den, a Wolfpack shooting competition.
As the President and Program Manager of the Wolfpack School of Basketball, Coach Kelly is currently the Varsity assistant coach for the boys' basketball program at Montini High School. With a coaching career that spans over a decade, Kelly has worked extensively with players in grades four through twelve having head coached at each grade level. Coach Kelly has been head coaching at OPRF from 2008-2012 and also serving as the junior high liaison for the neighboring schools as well as the OPRF Village Tournament coordinator. Kelly began his coaching career in 2001 and has spent the last eleven years head coaching more than 18 teams at St. Giles School in Oak Park, including serving as Athletic Director from 2009-2012, managing one of the most successful programs in the area. Coach Kelly works full time at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the Special Education department as well as an instructor at Triton College for the Men's Basketball continued education department, the assistant manager of the River Forest Tennis Club, Classic League Sports board member, and founder of the ten-year Alumni League at St. Giles. Coach Kelly attended St. Giles, graduated from Fenwick High School, and has a degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Favorite Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Herb Brooks
Phone: (708) 669 9762
Serving as the Vice President for the Wolfpack School of Basketball, Coach Carta has completed his third year of coaching basketball at St. Giles School in Oak Park. In addition to coaching basketball, Coach Carta also coached volleyball and soccer. In his years at St. Giles, Coach Carta has been the head coach and an assistant coach of a total of nine teams in three seasons. His coaching experience ranges from fourth to eighth grade. Carta has coordinated multiple instructional basketball camps, personal training camps, and conducted his own Boot Camp. Carta specializes in drill work and skill development in both personalized and group settings. Coach Carta attended St. Giles School, graduated from St. Patrick High School, and Northeastern Illinois University.
Favorite Quote: “A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That is how I want you to play.” – Mike Krzyzewski
Coach Carta teaching the obstacle course in King of the Den, a Wolfpack shooting competition.