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Badminton Coaches

Cyndi Dyrkacz
Head Coach

Cyndi has been part of the Reavis family for 11 years. This is her sixth year as head coach. She currently is a Physical Education Teacher at Sahs School, which is a feeder school for Reavis. Her educational background is a Bachelors of Science in Education from Illinois State University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Leadership from Saint Xavier University. She was also an athlete for 2 years in the Target Atlanta Badminton Program which was designed by the USBA to specifically identify and train elite athletes for the purpose of representing the United States in international and Olympic competition. She has been a participant in both the 1993 and 1994 Adult National Badminton Championships.  She is also currently serving on the Illinois Badminton Advisory Committee.

Jen Shupryt
Assistant Coach

This is Jen's second year as assistant coach but she is no stranger to the coaching field.  She has coached at Reavis for 19 years in softball, 14 years in basketball, 7 years in volleyball and is also in her second year as assistant bowling coach.  She also had previous coaching experience at Hillcrest High School for two years coaching volleyball, basketball, and softball.  She received a one year full ride scholarship to UIC for basketball and softball.  She also received a four year full ride scholarship to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for softball.  Jen was also invited to try-out for the Olympic Softball Team in the late 80s.