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1300 North 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
217/525-3080
 
Dalton McGhiey | Wrigley
Director of Esports, 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 (IHSEA), serving as the tournament organizer for Rocket League, 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 served as an educator and esports ambassador for the North American Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), 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

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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Zach Becker | LazyWolf
Assistant Coach

Coach Becker is an Assistant Coach of Esports for Springfield Public Schools. He is a programmer for Springfield Public Schools. He is a graduate of Illinois State University. He builds keyboards as a hobby and his two favorite video games of all time are Kingdom Hearts II and Modern Warefare 2.

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John Carver | Flamethrower
Assistant Coach

Coach Carver is an Assistant Coach of Esports for Springfield Public Schools. He is a teacher at Springfield 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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Sean Kenny | Traffic
Assistant Coach

Coach Kenny is an Assistant Coach of Esports 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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Dylan Leach | Xeralyn
Assistant Coach

Coach Leach is an Assistant Coach of Esports for Springfield Public Schools. He is a 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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Aaron Mazrim | Maz
Assistant Coach

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