Girls Swimming and Diving Coach Joe Neukirch
Neukirch has been named the new head coach of the
West High girls swimming and diving team. Neukirch has been the
boys head coach at West since 2005. His credentials include
head coaching experience with the Geneva Swim Club and nine
years assistant coaching experience with the Aurora Family YMCA
Neukirch is an experienced, successful head coach at the high
school and club level, according to Athletic Director Dan
Bridges. Joe has great enthusiasm and passion for the sport.
to his coaching experience, Joe was a three time IHSA state
qualifier in high school for West Aurora and a four year varsity
letter winner in swimming at Southern Illinois University. Joe
is a Social Studies teacher at West Aurora High School. He
replaces Hannah Schecher, who stepped down from coaching
following the 2006 season.
Baseball Coach John Reeves
has been appointed the new West High varsity head baseball.
Reeves, a former Blackhawk baseball player, will replace
long-time coach Dave Rowell, who retired at the end of this
Reeves brings a great deal of passion for baseball, enthusiasm,
and the desire to compete at the highest level, said Bridges.
been a West High social studies teacher since 2001 and, most
recently, was the varsity assistant coach and head junior
varsity coach. While a player at West, Reeves earned three
varsity letters and earned all-conference honors each of those
bachelors degree in History/Secondary Education and a masters
in Teaching from Aurora University. While an undergraduate at
AU, Reeves was a four-time letterman and two-time captain of the
Aurora baseball team. In 2000, Reeves was named an Academic