Career Coaches


Mark Kleemann

Year Inducted: 2022

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations: Oak Lawn Community High School
(Addison) Driscoll Catholic High School
(Peoria) AOL/Spalding High School
Odessa (TX) Junior College

Biography:  In 31 years of coaching, 27 in Illinois, Mark’s 310-275 career record includes a 151-116 varsity mark. He has coached at Peoria Spalding High School (now Peoria Notre Dame), Odessa (Texas) College, Addison Driscoll Catholic High School, (Itasca) St. Peter Grade School and Oak Lawn Community High School.  Many of these seasons were spent building and rebuilding programs that had fallen on difficult times.  As coach at Addison Driscoll, he led the school to its first ever two conference championships, three IHSA Regional titles, 1 IHSA Sectional title and the school’s only super-sectional berth in 1992. He was IBCA District Five Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1992.  Mark has worked as a board member with the IBCA for over 20 years.  During his 43 year educational career, 12 years were spent in administration.