HEAD COACH Bob Groseth
Emily Koerner completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Spanish and International Studies. She earned her Master’s degree in Bilingual Education/ESL from National-Louis University. In addition to coaching Boy’s Swimming, she is also a Spanish teacher at LHS. Before coming to Libertyville, she coached for ten years in Deerfield. One of her favorite coaching memories at LHS is winning the Prairie Lake Championship meet in 2011. Emily lives in Highland Park with her husband, Richie, and their black lab Murphy. When away from the pool and the classroom, she enjoys doing crossfit and working on projects on her house.JV2 COACH John Fischl
Coach John Fischl completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and his master's degree is from Northern Illinois University. Before coming to Libertyville, he worked as the head boys and girls swimming coach at Highland Park HS. He came to Libertyville in 1994, where he has served as the Aquatic Director, Freshmen Boys Swim Coach, and currently serves as the assistant athletic director. Among his coaching achievements at Highland Park were being named as an IHSA Sectional Coach of the Year, coaching a team with a state top-10 finish, and having coached two Individual State Champions. 0ne of his proudest coaching moments at Libertyville came two years ago when the JV boy's team won the Prairie-Lake Junior Varsity Conference championship. John measures the success of the freshmen/JV2 swim team by the number of former JV2 swimmers who contribute at the varsity level before they graduate.
Dave Fowler was born and raised in Evanston, IL. He now lives in Lake Bluff with his wife Sue and daughter Merritt. Dave has a BS in Physical/Health Education from St. Cloud State University (MN). Dave is now in his sixthyear of coaching at LHS. Past coaching positions have included St. Cloud Tech HS, St. Cloud State University, Deerfield HS, and Lake Forest College. Along with coaching girls and boys diving at LHS and running the CATS Diving Club, Dave is a Sales Engineer for Nu-Tec Systems, a welding and plasma manufacturer in Gurnee.