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Team Coaching Staff 2016

Head Coach: 
Chris Van Stone:
Chris Van Stone brings years of football experience to the Chicago Thunder. Chris played football at Elgin High School and college ball for College of DuPage and the University of Wisconsin Stout. He played 10 years for the Kane County Eagles where he won 3 AAA National Titles. Chris has been coaching since his playing days have ended. Coaching the Chicago Slaughter (09 CIFL Champs) and the Chicago Knights of the CIFL. In 2011 he was the DC for the McHenry Pirates. 

Chris was promoted to Head Coach of the Chicago Thunder in 2015. He is a devoted family man. He and his wife Kim have 3 beautiful daughters, Ireland, Teagan and Rylee and the whole family can be seen supporting the new head coach and the rest of their new extended Thunder family.  

Chris was inducted into the AFA Hall Of Fame in 2011. 

Assistant Head Coach:
Defensive Coordinator:
Mike Almodovar:
Coach Mike Almodovar brings experience and dedication on all levels to the team. He is the Former Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator for the Chicago Mustangs and led the team to two league championship appearances. Coach Mike has also attended 7 National All Star Casino Bowl’s and has won six of them as the ASST DC and has coached aside some of Minor League Football Hall of Fame greats such as Jim Nugent, Dick Sues, Coach Moore (Chief), Coach G and Coach John Burns. Coach Mike has also coached International Football in Mexico as the ASST Head Coach for Team USA Patriots All American Football Events. Coach Mike took his coaching clinics at the University of Alabama in 2008 and 2009. Coach Mike attended Rich East HS and went to college at Eastern Illinois University and College of Dupage. His Degree is in Criminal Justice. Coach Mike’s philosophy is (Hard Work)!

Defensive Coaching Staff:

Assistant Defensive Coordinator:
Ledrick Williams:


Offensive Coaching Staff:

Offensive Coordinator:
Carlos Craig:

Quarterback Coach: 
Jorge Sierra:

Receivers Coach: Coach:
Nicholas Quinn:

Running Backs Coach:
Dante Washington:

Special Teams Coordinator: 
Antrien Fisher A.K.A “Fish”:
“Fish” is a graduate of Proviso West High School and played at the College of DuPage and Arkansas State Univ. He joined the Kane County Eagles where he won National Championships in 2001, 2003 and 2007 before taking the next step of his career as a coach. Fish started Coaching at the Pop Warner level for the Bolingbrook Trojans Windy City Dolphins. He also coached a Women's Football team: Chicago Force as a defensive coordinator. In the Semi Pro world Fish has coached for the Windy City Bucs as a defensive assistant, the Chicago Thunder as a special teams coordinator, secondary coach and now the Asst Head Coach; Antrien has also worked with the Chicago Slaughter in their front office as the Game Day operations asst. At almost every game you will find Fish’s wife Jennifer and children Valerie, Dylan and Madyson. One Team-One family!


Executive Staff:

Team Owner / Father:
Terry Thomas:

President Of Football Operations:
Steve Sliwka:

Vice President:
Mike Almodovar:

Director of Player Personnel:
Carlos Craig:

General Manager:
Ken Burgess:

Director of Marketing & Promotions:
Jennifer Daniels:

Director Of Game Day Operations:
Steve Gurvis:

Director of Entertainment:
Antrien Fisher A.K.A. "Fish":

Voice Of The Thunder:
Joe lemke:

Director Of Digital Media:
Ivan Ortega:
Ivan played with the Thunder from '93 until 2000. Winning three championships in that span. He has also been involved in the independent film and video industry since '92. He founded his own video production company in 2006, Scout's Honor Productions. Named after his first daughter. He returned to the Thunder in 2013 to record games and has been involved ever since.