John Konecki, the new head football coach at Crete-Monee, has put his stamp on the program. But he helped to build it. And last year's team went 14-0 and won a state championship.
Josh McAuley didn't arrive on the high school basketball scene with trumpets blaring and drums beating and the media tapping out glittering generalities about his shot-blocking skills.
Dave Krider had his dream job. Every sportswriter who ever covered a high school basketball game in Peoria would kill for the deal that Krider was offered.