Friday on CSN: Inside Look: Gene Pingatore

Friday on CSN: Inside Look: Gene Pingatore

On Friday night, Inside Look premieres at 9:30 p.m. with a profile on legendary St. Joseph's high school head coach Gene Pingatore.

The replay of this edition of Inside Look will also air at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night on CSN right before an all-new edition of High School Lites at 10 p.m. on CSN. 

St. Joseph head coach Gene Pingatore has won over 1,000 games during his career as he's helped the Chargers capture two state championships during that time. Through it all, Pingatore insists that the most important part of everything was the people involved in everything as he went along.

"It's relationships and all the people that helped bring about those 1,000 wins," Pingatore said.

"All the people involved. When you talk players and all the coaches, even administrators. You look back and great memories."

While Pingatore is famous for producing talented players like Isiah Thomas, Evan Turner and recent players like Glynn Watson and Nick Rakocevic. But he's also happy about his other players who have moved on to do other things outside of basketball.

"It's the thrill of putting together the group and becoming a family and sending them to the next level," Pingatore said. "Watching them perform or become the doctors and the lawyers and whatever, that's what it's all at, that's what it's all about. There's no pressure to win." 

Listening to basketball philosophy from a coach with 1,000 wins would probably be wise and Pingatore has advice about one thing: always making sure a team at any level has a point guard.

"I feel, and it doesn't matter what level. Pro, college, high school. To be successful, you need a point guard. I feel if you have point guards you'll really be competitive," Pingatore said.

You can hear Pingatore go more in-depth on each of these subjects and more during Inside Look. 

 

Glenbard North's Tyrik Henderson goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

Glenbard North's Tyrik Henderson goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

It's been a good winter for Glenbard North junior three-star ranked defensive back Tyrik Henderson (5-foot-10, 165 pounds). Henderson, who added his latest offer on Saturday from Minnesota, has continued to pile up multiple scholarship offers at an impressive rate heading into the all important spring evaluation period. 

Henderson, who also has been playing travel 7-on-7 this winter for Boom Midwest, is a fierce competitor took time from his busy schedule to take part in the annual Dodgeball Madness charity tournament along with some of his Glenbard North teammates. Henderson fills us in on some of his recent offers along with some recent college visit.

I caught up with Tyrik Henderson at the Fifth Annual Franklin Dodgeball Madness Tournament at Franklink Middle School in Wheaton. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the school, the DuPage Hundred Club, Team Red, White and Blue and The Pat Tillman Foundation.

Watch the following video above.

Lake Park's Gino Romano goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

Lake Park's Gino Romano goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

Everyone who took part in the recently-held fifth annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Madness charity tournament played for various charitable reasons. The Lake Park Lancers football team chose to honor a person who embodied the true meaning of service and sacrifice.

Lake Park junior linebacker Gino Romano took a few minutes to explain why they decided to play in honor of fallen Bloomingdale police officer Raymond Murrel, the first ever officer who died in the line of duty for the village.

Romano also discussed the Lancers’ offseason and the team’s overall preparation for the upcoming 2017 football slate.

I caught up with Romano at the tournament in Wheaton. Proceeds benefited the school, the DuPage Hundred Club, Team Red, White and Blue and The Pat Tillman Foundation.

Watch the following video above.