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1300 North 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
217/525-3080
 
Dalton McGhiey | Wrigley
Director of Esports, Overwatch Coach, Capitols Esports Club Sponsor

Coach McGhiey is the Director of Esports for Springfield Public Schools and a science teacher at Lanphier High School. He is a staff member for the Illinois High School Esports Association, serving as the tournament organizer for both Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and Fortnite. He can be heard commentating IHSEA matches for Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Valorant, and Fortnite. He is an educator and esports ambassador with the North American Scholastic Esports Federation, a highly-selective organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for all students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. He is a graduate of Millikin University. Coach McGhiey's two favorite video games of all time are Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005) and Overwatch.

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Johnnie Gargano | Tulip
Assistant Director of Esports, Rocket League Coach

Coach Gargano is the Assistant Director of Esports for Springfield Public Schools. As the Capitols Rocket League Coach, he led the 2019-2020 Rocket League team to a 3rd place in state finish for Varsity and a 1st place in state finish for Junior Varsity. He loves every game from World of Warcraft to Farming Simulator to Call of Duty as long as it's with good friends. Coach Gargano is a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

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Dylan Leach | Xeralyn
Associate Director of Esports

Coach Leach is the Valorant coach for Springfield Public Schools. He is a first-year teacher at Lanphier High School teaching Social Studies and History. He is a graduate of Illinois State University. He plays trombone and his two favorite video games of all time are Pokemon: Emerald and Xenoblade Chronicles.

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Trevor Oliver | Tevo
Valorant Coach

Coach Oliver is the Associate Director of Esports for Springfield Public Schools. He is a first-year teacher at Lanphier High School teaching English. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is a big hockey fan and had his break been over two minutes earlier, he would have served the Stanley Cup Champion Blues when he worked at Starbucks. His two favorite video games of all time are Super Metroid and The Last of Us.

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John Carver | Flamethrower
Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Coach

Coach Carver is the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate coach for Springfield Public Schools. He is a first-year teacher at Lanphier High School teaching Biology and Earth Science. He is a graduate of Illinois State University. He has pet cockroaches and his two favorite video games of all time are the Super Smash Brothers Series and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

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Aaron Mazrim | Maz
Fortnite Coach

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Sean Kenny | Traffic
League of Legends Coach

Coach Kenny is the League of Legends coach for Springfield Public Schools. He is a teacher at Springfield High School teaching Algebra. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. In addition to coaching esports for the Capitols, he is also the head coach of wrestling for the Springfield Senators. His two favorite video games of all time are Gears of War and League of Legends.

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