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Coach Darryl Watkins

Coach Darryl Watkins, a six-year Wildcats coach, graduated from Auburn High School and Rock Valley College, where he played in 2008 and 2009. He finished his college basketball career at Rockford University and completed his Masters in Sports Administration through Chadron State. Darryl also played for the Rockford Riverdawgs of the IBA (Independent Basketball Association).

Darryl spent six years as an Assistant Women’s Coach for Rock Valley College, including during the 2012-13 and 2014-15 National Champions seasons, with an additional National Championship appearance, 2013-14.  Darryl took over Auburn High School's Girls Varsity Coaching position 2016-19 and in the fall of 2019, he returned to Rock Valley College as head women's coach.


Coach Aaron Westlund

Coach Aaron Westlund, who was coaching school ball, as well as for another club at the time, joined the Wildcats Basketball Program coaching staff in 2011.  Since joining our coaching staff, Aaron has coached dozens of teams at all levels on the girls side of the program and has coached high school basketball at Auburn High School. 

Aaron coaches all three seasons for the program, spring/summer, fall and winter.  He was selected to coach an Under Armour Rise team during our UA Rise inaugural season.      

Coaching in our high school program since 2015, Aaron has played a significant role in developing dozens of players moving on to play college basketball after graduating from high school. 


Coach Chuck Lynde

Coach Chuck Lynde, founder of the Wildcats Basketball Program in 2002, has coached dozens of boys & girls Wildcat teams at all levels, in over 5000 games during the past seventeen years. Most of the players Chuck has coached for multiple seasons have gone on to play substantial varsity minutes early in their high school career & eventually, college basketball.

Dedicated to player development, Chuck believes in teaching principles of the game to his players, rather than offensive sets. He's a true believer in players learning how to properly play man-to-man defense, how to move with, as well as without the ball & how to play hard. Chuck respects his players & in turn gains their trust. His players learn to perform at their highest level & always leave everything on the court.  

HS Girls National Summer Schedules
2019 SPRING/SUMMER UNDER ARMOUR TEAMS-EVENT SCHEDULE
April 24-26 Under Armour RISE Circuit Event (Manheim, PA)*
May 2-3 AAU State Championship (Rockford, IL)
May 9-10 Wisconsin Elite Shootout (DeForest, WI)
May 15-17 The Classic (Louisville)*
July 5-8 Run for the Roses (Louisville)*
July 10-12 Nike Tournament of Champions (Chicago)*
July 23-25 Under Armour RISE National Championship (Las Vegas, NV)*
July 31-August 2 National Summer Classic (Chicago)

NCAA Certified Events Denoted by Asterisk  
All Other Non-Certified Events Open to NCAA D2-3 & NAIA

2019 SPRING/SUMMER NATIONAL EVENT SCHEDULE
April 24-26 Windy City Classic (Milwaukee)*
May 2-3 AAU State Championship (Rockford)
May 9-10 Wisconsin Elite Shootout (DeForest)
May 16-17 Mid America Challenge (Indianapolis)*
July 5-8 Run for the Roses (Louisville)*
July 10-12 Nike Tournament of Champions (Chicago)*
July 21-23 Midwest Summer Showcase (Indianapolis)*
July 24-26 Summer Final (Chicago)*
July 31-August 2 National Summer Classic (Chicago)
NCAA Certified Events Denoted by Asterisk  
All Other Non-Certified Events Open to NCAA D2-3 & NAIA

Our high school teams are not active in June, so athletes can commit to the high school training programs in June.  

2020 Fall Season  (Includes These Events)
September 14 Fall Finale (Indianapolis)
September 19 Elite Oktoberfest (Chicago) 
Some Teams Play Chicago Both September 19 & 20


Tryout Information
If you are interested in one of our high school teams, pre-register for tryouts using the link above. Please call Chuck Lynde at (815) 509-1339 with any questions. 

While filling out the form, you will be asked to clarify if you are trying out for a National Team or Regional Team.  The National Schedules are shown to the right. We work around player conflicts for Regional Teams, so those schedules are not set in advance.


Wildcats Basketball Alumni

CLASS ALUMNI NAME HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
2019 Lara Anger Aurora Central Catholic University of Wisconsin-Platteville
2019 Molly Buck Rock Falls High School COE College
2019 Keith Ellefson Rock Falls High School Rockford University
2019 Sam Endecott North Boone High School Kentucky Christian University
2019 Jack Hallee Bridgton Academy Northwestern University
2019  Connor Harn Byron High School Rockford University
2019 Miranda Hewitt Rock Falls High School Sauk Valley College
2019 Kendra Jackson Byron High School North Park University
2019 Abby Lundquist Rochelle Township High School Daemon College
2019 Jaynee Prestegaard Ashton-Franklin Center High School St. Ambrose University
2019 Ashley Reyes Boylan High School St. Xavier University
2019 Alyse Southard Pecatonica High School COE College
2019 Mackenzie Vann Plano High School Bryant & Stratton College
2019 Madeleine Vinz Sycamore High School Trinity Christian College
2018 Tiana Bielskis Winnebago High School Carroll University
2018 Anna Broski Stillman Valley High School Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018 McKenzie Brown Boylan High School Newman University
2018 Madyson Frederick Milledgeville High School University of Wisconsin River Falls
2018 Meredith Gelander Oregon High School Loras College
2018 Taylor Gilbert Genoa Kingston High School University of Wisconsin Platteville
2018 Kate Majerus Sycamore High School Hope College
2018 Anaiah Moore Harlem High School University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
2018 Britney Pitzer Dixon High School Benedictine University
2018 Madeline Prestegaard Ashton-Franklin Center High School University of Vermont
2018 MaKayli Vann Plano High School Benedictine University
2017 Bailey Burrows Byron High School Colorado College
2017 Maris Daleo Stillman Valley High School Carleton College
2017 Bryce Gittleson Ashton-Franklin Center High School Central College
2017 Aaron Jacobs Christian Life High School Silver Lake College
2017 Hannah Kalk Clinton High School University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
2017 Malachi Luster Rockford East High School Monmouth College
2017 Jessica Nay Genoa Kingston High School Ripon College
2017 Emma Nelson Forreston High School Elmhurst College
2017 Allan Robinson Rockford East High School Parkland College
2017 Macy Weaver Stillman Valley High School University of Arkansas
2017  Delaney Wilhelm Amboy High School Edgewood College
2017 Shamarrhea Young Rockford East High School Lincoln Trail
2016 DeAnte Barnes Belvidere High School Rock Valley College
2016 Hunter Decman  Boylan High School Luther College
2016 Josie Diehl Indian Creek High School University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
2016 Sam Fehrle Boylan High School North Central College
2016 Luke McDermott Boylan High School Lake Forest College
2016 Tim Monfils Rochelle Township High School Cornell College
2016 McKaela Schmelzer Harlem High School University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2016 Ben Weber Barrington High School Rockford University
2015 Abby Bromenschenkel Mendota High School Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
2015 Ally Bromenschenkel Mendota High School Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
2015 Grace Caltegerone Winnebago High School St. Norbert College
2015 Haley Chang Aquin High School North Central College
2015 Kurtis Dimond Belvidere High School Rock Valley College
2015 Phillip Fanara Boylan High School Loras College
2015 Bailey Gilbert Sycamore High School Carthage College
2015 Dani Lee Pearl City High School University of Dubuque
2015 Ellie Lehne Byron High School Witchita State University
2015 Gabby Sandoval Sterling High School North Park University
2015 Chasitee Shroyer Freeport High School University of Illinois Springfield
2015 Andrew Squires Pecatonica High School Rock Valley College
2015 Kayla Steward Boylan High School Eastern Illinois University
2015 Halle Stull Boylan High School Eastern Illinois University
2015 Emy Wright Oregon High School Judson University
2014 Sean Anger Aurora Catholic High School Augustana College
2014 Brooke Bailey Dixon High School Truman State University
2014 Jensen Blassage Boylan Catholic High School Florida Southern College
2014 Taryn Ciochon Clinton High School Concordia University
2014 Tony Evans East High School Rock Valley College
2014 Katie Hart Christian Life High School Rockford University
2014 Maurice Jackson Belvidere High School Rock Valley College
2014 Brandon James East High School Lakeland College
2014 Sedrick Jones Guilford High School Carl Sandberg College
2014 Daniel Lowe Byron High School University of Wisconsin-Platteville
2014 John Payan Newman Central Catholic HS St. Ambrose University
2014 Casey Pettit Boylan High School Rockford University
2013 Jimmy Bridges Boylan High School Edgewood College
2013 Ben Grygiel Boylan High School University of Minnesota-Crookston
2013 Grant Prusator Rochelle Township High School Indiana State University

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Jake Dachman

Andre Harris

Kirsten Larson

Anna Martensen

Randi Maynard

Matt Reinke

Matt Rosenwinkel

Morgan Shank

Demarcus Vines

Rockford Christian

DeKalb High School

Belvidere North High School

Belvidere North High School

Hiawatha High School

Winnebago High School

Rochelle High School

Winnebago High School

Boylan High School

Denison University

Metro State University

Wayne State

Wayne State

McHenry County College

Cardinal Stritch University

Northern Kentucky University

Sauk Valley College

McHenry County College

2013 Aaron Williams Rockford Christian North Central College
2012 Gwen Casper Boylan High School Hope College
2012 Jessica Gerig Stillman Valley High School Olivet Nazarene University
2012 Samantha Hellyer Stillman Valley High School University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
2012 Carlos Hendrix Hononegah High School Sauk Valley College
2012 Hunter Hill Byron High School Augustana College
2012 Autumn Korotasz Belvidere High School Aurora University
2012 Kyle Lawson Stillman Valley High School Kishwaukee College
2012 Jared Morris Hononegah High School Joliet College
2012 Brooke Negus Janesville Craig Edgewood College
2012 David Newton Rochelle High School McKendree University
2012 Anna Roszkowski Rockford Guilford High School Aurora University
2012 Collin Russell Byron High School University of Wisconsin-Platteville
2012 Riley Teuscher Rockford Christian High School Wheaton College
2012 Callan Timm Boylan High School Mount Mercy University
2012 Brandt Voiles Byron High School Post University
2012 Tyler Wazlawick Hampshire High School

Carroll University

2011 Kyle Benning Dakota High School Highland College
2011 Suzie Broski Boylan High School Saint Xavier University
2011 Jimmy Clark Rockford Lutheran High School Trinity University
2011 Alex Gomez Belvidere North High School Marian University
2011 Matt Groharing Stillman Valley High School Sauk Valley College
2011 Jordan Hartfiel Belvidere North High School Webster University
2011 Stephanie House Guilford High School Robert Morris University
2011 Maloree Johnson Boylan High School Saint Xavier University
2011 Kody Michael Forreston High School Sauk Valley College
2011 Callie Rezin Rockford Lutheran High School North Central College
2011 Larynn Shumaker Lena Winslow High School North Central College
2011 John Timm Stillman Valley High School Beloit College
2011 Terrel Williams South Beloit High School Rock Valley College
2010 Conor Bernhard Byron High School Coe College
2010 Brianna Boals Dakota High School Clarke College
2010 Kortney Busekros Harlem High School Rockford College
2010 Chas Cross Winnebago High School University of Wisconsin-Platteville
2010 Charles Deneen River Ridge High School Clarke College
2010 Joe Kelly Scales Mound High School Olivet Nazarene University
2010 Emily Myers Winnebago High School University of Wisconsin-Platteville
2010 Brad Reinke Winnebago High School Olivet Nazarene University
2010 Matt Ross Dixon High School Chicago State University
2010 Jahlil Smith Rockford Christian High School Aurora University
2009 Taylor Dixon Rockford Lutheran High School Rockford College
2009 Dawn Martin Rockford Lutheran High School Concordia University
2009 Chuck Misuraca Winnebago High School Sauk Valley College
2009 Chris Ogilby Boylan High School Case Western Reserve University
2009 Luke Weber Boylan High School Rockford College