Head Coach Eric Simon

Coach Eric Simon assumed the role of coaching girls cross country for Oswego in the fall of 2007.  In 2009 Simon added the role of assistant track and field coach working primarily with the distance runners. 

Prior to coaching the girls at Oswego High School, he spent twelve years(1988 to 2000) as Head Coach of Women's Cross Country and Assistant Coach of Women's Track and Field at North Central College in Naperville. 

Simon graduated from North Central College in the spring of 1986.  While there he competed in cross country and track for Al Carius, one of the most respected and successful college coaches in the country.

Coach Simon and his wife Cindy live in Oswego.  They have three children  Alyson, Jackson and Jaycie.

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 Assistant Coach Colleen Predl

Assistant Coach Colleen Predl begins her seventh season and is the  first official assistant girls cross country coach in the program's history.  This will be her seventh year teaching in the Kinetic Wellness department.  She teaches both health and physical education. 

Coach Predl has assisted for the past 8 seasons with the Panthers 6-Time defending SPC Champion badminton team.  

Predl is a 2007 graduate of Oswego High School and a graduate of Illinois State University in Bloomington.

Coach Predl is an avid runner and is currently training to complete another marathon whenever marathons resume again! 

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Craig Weyrich - Volunteer Assistant 

Coach Craig Weyrich joined OHS as a Volunteer Assistant Coach in 2015 after previously coaching Cross Lutheran’s (Yorkville) middle school cross country and track teams from 2009-2015.  During that time Cross Lutheran won two state and three national Lutheran championships in cross country and five state Lutheran championships in track.  Coach Weyrich is a licensed physical therapist in Sandwichwhere he specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine.

Weyrich ran cross country and track at Wheeling High School where he was a state qualifier in both sports.  Following graduation at WHS he continued competing at Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO, and then on to Chicago Medical School.  Today, he remains an avid runner, completing five marathons over the past ten years.  His last race(s) was the Walt Disney Challenge- a four day challenge which on the first day he completed a 5K, the second day a 10K, the third day a half marathon, and the fourth day a marathon.  WOW! 

Coach Weyrich and his wife Lynn live in Oswego with their two daughters Alexandria and Ava.