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Soccer Girls Coaches
Coach Basile has been teaching and coaching at Reavis for the last 8 years working with both the boys and girls programs. He attended Providence Catholic High School where he played soccer and wrestled. Afterwards, Coach Basile attended Saint Xavier University where he played on the men’s soccer team. While at SXU he earned his BA in Studio Art and then went on to earn his Master’s in Secondary Education. Outside of teaching and coaching he plays in a men’s soccer league, and is an avid runner. His favorite memories as a player are winning super-sectionals at home his senior of high school to advance to state, and starting his first game as a freshman at Saint Xavier University versus Wheaton College. As a coach, his favorite memory is winning the SSC Championship in 2011 for the first time in school history!
Coach Ward has been around Reavis soccer since 1997 and has coached Boys Freshmen Sophomore and Varsity teams. He headed the girls program from 1998-2008. Jim was awarded Reavis Coach of the Year in 2002 and IHSSCA Section 13 Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008. Jim earned his Bachelor’s of Science at Illinois State University holds Master degrees from Chicago State University, Lewis University and Olivet Nazarene University. He works as a Guidance Counselor and Summer School Principal at Reavis High School. Favorite Reavis Soccer Moment: There are many to choose from. Ward has great rapport with players, parents, and staff and has been a tremendous asset to both the girls and boys soccer programs at Reavis!
My favorite moments are when alumni come back and tell me they had fun and enjoyed being part of the Reavis soccer program. Outside of Reavis Coach Ward stays busy volunteering at St Linus, coaching and watching his children play sports. Jim is married to Kathy and has 5 wonderful children Tessy, Missy, Maggie, Lizzie and Jimmy are always on the move to enjoy the next scheduled activity.