Chicago Gordon Tech High School “Rams”

The History of Chicago Gordon Tech High School

Chicago (population 2.7 million) is located in eastern central Cook County in far northeastern Illinois. Chicago is currently the 3rd largest city in the United States of America. Chicago is located along the shores of Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois. From its early days as a Potawatomie settlement, then as the site of Fort Dearborn in 1803, which led up to the formation of the city and its incorporation in 1833 and 1837, respectively, the “City of Big Shoulders” became a major location in the US for various reasons. Railroads and water transportation were two reasons why Chicago was one of the fastest growing cities in the country during the 19th Century.

Today, numerous railroads and highways of interstate, US, state, and local designations bring people together in the city on a daily basis, as does air traffic at O’Hare and Midway Airports. Chicago is a melting pot of people from many nationalities, making it ethnically diverse, and thus is referred to as “the financial, economic, and cultural capital of the Midwest (according to Wikipedia).”

Gordon Technical High School was started in 1952 at the intersection of Division Street and Greenview Avenue in Chicago. A new high school building was erected at 3633 N. California Avenue in Chicago in 1961. Gordon Tech served as an all-boys Catholic high school from 1952 through 2002 when it became a co-educational school allowing girls to enroll. In 2012 Gordon Tech entered into a partnership with DePaul University. This resulted in the changing of the school’s name in 2014 from Gordon Tech to DePaul College Prep High School. A new building was erected for DePaul College Prep at 3300 N. Campbell Street, Chicago between 2019 and 2020. The new building was opened in August of 2020 which meant the end of Gordon Tech/DePaul College Prep building’s usage at the 3300 N. California Avenue. The most recent plans for this building is to develop a large condominium complex on the former Gordon Tech High School grounds. 

“1952 At the request of Samuel Cardinal Stritch, the Congregation of the Resurrection opens the all- boys Gordon Technical High School at Division Street and Greenview Avenue, in the facility formerly occupied by Archbishop Weber High School.

1961 Gordon Tech moves to the current campus at Addison and California.

2002 The school becomes co-educational; girls are admitted for the first time.

2012 Gordon enters into a university wide, academic partnership with DePaul University, beginning a significant new chapter in the school’s history.

The priests and brothers who serve at Gordon Tech College Prep are members of the Congregation of the Resurrection, founded in France in 1836. We are called Resurrectionists and referred to as C.R.’s.

2014 Gordon Tech High School is renamed DePaul College Prep High School. The “Rams” mascot is maintained for the newly named school. 

2020 DePaul College Prep relocated to a new facility at 3300 N. Campbell Street, Chicago.

2020 Gordon Tech High School facility at 3633 N. California Avenue is sold to a private developer.  

Gordon Tech High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                     1952

Year name changed:         2014

Now Known As:                 DePaul College Prep: Father Gordon Campus

School Team Nickname:  “Rams” (nickname will be retained)

School Team Colors:         Orange & Gray

School Fight Song:

Gordon Tech “Rams” Mascot

A drawing of a ram with horns

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  BOYS BASEBALL

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

1978-79

AA

R

         

2000-01

           

Robert Miller

2001-02

           

Robert Miller

2002-03

           

Robert Miller

2003-04

           

Robert Miller

2004-05

           

Robert Miller

2005-06

     

13

24

 

Chris Haas

2006-07

     

11

21

 

Chris Haas

2007-08

     

18

16

 

Chris Haas

2008-09

     

17

15

 

Chris Haas

2009-10

3A

R

 

19

15

1

Chris Haas

2010-11

     

13

20

 

Chris Haas

2011-12

2A

RS

 

22

18

 

Chris Haas

2012-13

     

18

18

 

Chris Haas

2013-14

           

Chris Haas

Coach Total

131

147

1

8 yr   .471

School Total

131

147

1

8 yr   .471

BOYS BASKETBALL

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

1953-54

     

1

23

 

Stan Wojcik

Coach Total

1

23

 

1 yr   .042

1954-55

     

0

23

 

J. Digiovanni

1955-56

     

0

26

 

J. Digiovanni

Coach Total

0

49

 

2 yr   .000

1956-57

     

10

15

 

T. Seekamp

Coach Total

10

15

 

1 yr   .400

1957-58

     

18

11

 

H. Kellar

Coach Total

18

11

 

1 yr   .621

1958-59

     

10

12

 

R. Luksta

1959-60

     

13

11

 

R. Luksta

1960-61

     

15

9

 

R. Luksta

1961-62

     

27

5

 

R. Luksta

Coach Total

65

37

 

4 yr   .637

1962-63

     

18

8

 

Tom O’Connor

1963-64

     

19

8

 

Tom O’Connor

1964-65

     

13

13

 

Tom O’Connor

1965-66

     

26

6

 

Tom O’Connor

1966-67

     

13

12

 

Tom O’Connor

Coach Total

89

47

 

5 yr   .654

1967-68

     

16

7

 

D. Swanson

1968-69

     

18

11

 

D. Swanson

Coach Total

34

18

 

2 yr   .654

1969-70

     

18

6

 

Dick Versace

1970-71

     

31

5

 

Dick Versace

1971-72

     

31

3

 

Dick Versace

1972-73

     

20

4

 

Dick Versace

Coach Total

100

18

 

4 yr   .847

1973-74

     

11

11

 

Dan Chubrilo

1974-75

     

18

7

 

Dan Chubrilo

1975-76

     

22

4

 

Dan Chubrilo

1976-77

AA

RS

 

25

5

 

Dan Chubrilo

1977-78

AA

RS

 

23

7

 

Dan Chubrilo

1978-79

     

16

11

 

Dan Chubrilo

Coach Total

115

45

 

6 yr   .719

1979-80

AA

RSUQ

 

24

7

 

Bob Ociepka

1980-81

AA

R

 

21

7

 

Bob Ociepka

1981-82

AA

R

 

22

7

 

Bob Ociepka

1982-83

AA

R

 

23

5

 

Bob Ociepka

1983-84

     

17

11

 

Bob Ociepka

1984-85

     

21

6

 

Bob Ociepka

Coach Total

128

43

 

6 yr   .749

1985-86

AA

R

 

17

10

 

Steve Pappas

1986-87

     

12

14

 

Steve Pappas

1987-88

AA

R

 

21

7

 

Steve Pappas

1988-89

AA

RS

 

27

3

 

Steve Pappas

1989-90

AA

RSUQ

2

30

2

 

Steve Pappas

1990-91

AA

R

 

24

4

 

Steve Pappas

1991-92

     

15

11

 

Steve Pappas

Coach Total

146

51

 

7 yr   .741

1992-93

AA

R

       

Rich Kolimas

1993-94

     

4

22

 

Rich Kolimas

1994-95

     

12

13

 

Rich Kolimas

1995-96

     

13

14

 

Rich Kolimas

1996-97

     

14

10

 

Rich Kolimas

Coach Total

43

59

 

4 yr   .422

1997-98

AA

R

 

21

8

 

Scott Bogumill

1998-99

AA

R

 

21

8

 

Scott Bogumill

Coach Total

42

16

 

2 yr   .724

1999-00

AA

RSUQ

 

25

7

 

Scott Bogumil

2000-01

           

Scott Bogumil

2001-02

AA

R

 

20

8

 

Scott Bogumil

2002-03

     

16

12

 

Scott Bogumil

2003-04

     

11

14

 

Scott Bogumil

Coach Total

72

41

 

4 yr   .637

2004-05

     

8

18

 

Adam Szyszko

2005-06

     

13

12

 

Adam Szyszko

2006-07

     

3

21

 

Adam Szyszko

2007-08

           

Adam Szyszko

Coach Total

24

51

 

3 yr   .320

2008-09

3A

R

 

12

18

 

Shay Boyle

2009-10

3A

R

 

10

20

 

Shay Boyle

2010-11

     

10

15

 

Shay Boyle

2011-12

2A

R

 

15

14

 

Shay Boyle

Coach Total

47

67

 

4 yr   .412

2012-13

     

17

10

 

Tom Kleinschmidt

2013-14

     

17

11

 

Tom Kleinschmidt

Coach Total

34

21

 

2 yr   .618

School Total

968

612

 

58 yr   .613

BOYS BOWLING

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

2002-03

 

SQ

       

Edward Mireles

2003-04

 

Q

       

Edward Mireles

2004-05

 

SQ

       

Ed Mireles

2007-08

           

Joseph Hohrein Jr

2008-09

           

Joseph Hohrein Jr

2009-10

           

Joseph Hohrein Jr

2010-11

           

Joseph Hohrein Jr

2011-12

           

Joseph Hohrein Jr

2012-13

           

Joseph Hohrein Jr

2013-14

           

Joseph Hohrein Jr

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

1976-77

AA

DQ

       

Doug Berger

1977-78

AA

DQ

       

Doug Berger

1982-83

AA

Q

       

Ed Schalek

BOYS FOOTBALL

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

1953-54

     

2

7

 

M. Mayer

Coach Total

2

7

 

1 yr   .222

1954-55

     

0

9

 

S. Wojcik

Coach Total

0

9

 

1 yr   .000

1955-56

     

1

5

 

Joe Osmanski

1956-57

     

8

3

 

Joe Osmanski

1957-58

     

8

3

 

Joe Osmanski

1958-59

     

4

4

2

Joe Osmanski

Coach Total

21

15

2

4 yr   .579

1959-60

     

3

5

 

W. Jones

1960-61

     

6

2

1

W. Jones

1961-62

     

9

1

1

W. Jones

Coach Total

18

8

2

3 yr   .679

1962-63

     

4

4

 

Clarence Telkes

Coach Total

4

4

 

1 yr   .500

1963-64

     

1

6

 

Larry Bielat

1964-65

     

4

6

 

Larry Bielat

Coach Total

5

12

 

2 yr   .294

1965-66

     

5

4

 

Tom Winiecki

1966-67

     

2

5

 

Tom Winiecki

1967-68

     

4

5

 

Tom Winiecki

1968-69

     

6

4

 

Tom Winiecki

1969-70

     

4

5

 

Tom Winiecki

1970-71

     

8

2

 

Tom Winiecki

1971-72

     

5

4

 

Tom Winiecki

1972-73

     

4

2

2

Tom Winiecki

1973-74

     

4

4

 

Tom Winiecki

1974-75

5A

Q

 

11

2

 

Tom Winiecki

1975-76

     

5

4

 

Tom Winiecki

1976-77

     

2

7

 

Tom Winiecki

1977-78

     

4

5

 

Tom Winiecki

1978-79

     

5

4

 

Tom Winiecki

1979-80

     

5

4

 

Tom Winiecki

1980-81

STATE CHAMPS

6A

Q

1

12

1

 

Tom Winiecki

1981-82

     

7

3

 

Tom Winiecki

1982-83

     

9

2

 

Tom Winiecki

1983-84

6A

Q

 

7

3

 

Tom Winiecki

1984-85

     

8

3

 

Tom Winiecki

1985-86

6A

Q

 

10

3

 

Tom Winiecki

1986-87

6A

Q

 

8

2

 

Tom Winiecki

1987-88

     

5

4

 

Tom Winiecki

1988-89

6A

Q

 

9

2

 

Tom Winiecki

1989-90

6A

Q

 

8

2

 

Tom Winiecki

1990-91

6A

Q

 

9

2

 

Tom Winiecki

1991-92

     

6

3

 

Tom Winiecki

1992-93

6A

Q

 

10

1

 

Tom Winiecki

1993-94

     

5

7

 

Tom Winiecki

1994-95

     

3

6

 

Tom Winiecki

1995-96

     

3

6

 

Tom Winiecki

1996-97

     

4

5

 

Tom Winiecki

Coach Total

197

116

2

32 yr   .629

1997-98

     

2

7

 

Scott Baum

1998-99

     

2

7

 

Scott Baum

1999-00

     

4

5

 

Scott Baum

2000-01

     

6

5

 

Scott Baum

Coach Total

14

24

 

4 yr   .368

2001-02

     

3

6

 

Paul Swaitly

Coach Total

3

6

 

1 yr   .333

2002-03

     

0

9

 

Bill Jeske

2003-04

     

3

6

 

Bill Jeske

2004-05

5A

Q

 

6

5

 

Bill Jeske

2005-06

5A

Q

 

8

4

 

Bill Jeske

2006-07

     

0

9

 

Bill Jeske

2007-08

     

2

7

 

Bill Jeske

2008-09

     

3

6

 

Bill Jeske

2009-10

     

3

6

 

Bill Jeske

2010-11

     

2

7

 

Bill Jeske

2011-12

     

5

5

 

Bill Jeske

2012-13

     

3

6

 

Bill Jeske

2013-14

     

3

6

 

Bill Jeske

Coach Total

38

76

 

12 yr   .333

School Total

302

277

6

61 yr   .516

BOYS SOCCER

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

1973-74

     

4

1

1

Dennis Gaynor

1974-75

     

11

4

 

Dennis Gaynor

1975-76

     

14

2

 

Dennis Gaynor

1976-77

     

25

2

1

Dennis Gaynor

1977-78

 

SQ

 

17

3

2

Dennis Gaynor

Coach Total

71

12

4

5 yr   .839

1978-79

     

18

1

3

Tom Chmela

1979-80

     

15

4

3

Tom Chmela

Coach Total

33

5

6

2 yr   .818

1980-81

 

SQ

 

18

4

2

Phil Birch

1981-82

     

16

7

 

Phil Birch

1982-83

     

18

3

2

Phil Birch

1983-84

 

R

 

18

2

3

Phil Birch

1984-85

     

17

4

1

Phil Birch

1985-86

     

9

8

2

Phil Birch

1986-87

     

13

9

 

Phil Birch

1987-88

 

R

 

14

7

2

Phil Birch

1988-89

           

Phil Birch

Coach Total

123

44

12

8 yr   .721

1989-90

     

14

7

2

Val Bole

Coach Total

14

7

2

1 yr   .652

1990-91

           

John Kennedy

1991-92

           

John Kennedy

2004-05

A

R

       

Adam Szyszko

2010-11

     

1

14

 

Phil Birch

2011-12

     

4

14

 

Phil Birch

2012-13

     

5

11

1

Phil Birch

Coach Total

10

39

1

3 yr   .210

2013-14

1A

R

 

6

10

1

Andrew Sanchez

Coach Total

6

10

1

1 yr   .382

School Total

257

117

26

20 yr   .644

BOYS TENNIS

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

1986-87

 

S

         

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

2008-09

2A

m

         

2009-10

2A

m

         
         
Name Year Class Place Event
Giovanni Alamilla 1992-93 AA 6 pole vault
Steve Battle 1988-89 AA 2 long jump
Gerald Bell 1984-85 AA 7 200-meter dash
      7 100-meter dash
Pat Dauphin 1987-88 AA 7 high jump
Jim Flannery 1975-76 AA 5 2-mile run
Paul Franlin 1982-83 AA 3 pole vault
Patrick George 2004-05 AA 9 100-meter dash
  2005-06 AA 8 200-meter dash
  2006-07 AA 6 100-meter dash
      5 200-meter dash
Jim Noble 1987-88 AA 6 300-meter low hurdles
      5 110-meter high hurdles
Mike Shaw 1984-85 AA 7 110-meter high hurdles

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

2009-10

     

10

10

 

Robert O’Malley

2010-11

     

7

15

 

Robert O’Malley

2011-12

     

7

20

 

Robert O’Malley

Coach Total

24

45

 

3 yr   .348

2012-13

     

6

16

 

Ann Fesl

2013-14

     

9

18

 

Ann Fesl

Coach Total

15

34

 

2 yr   .306

School Total

39

79

 

5 yr   .331

BOYS WRESTLING

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

1968-69

     

2

11

2

Jim Proffitt

Coach Total

2

11

2

1 yr   .200

1969-70

     

11

5

1

Tom Gawne

1970-71

     

12

2

 

Tom Gawne

Coach Total

23

7

1

2 yr   .758

1971-72

     

13

5

1

Dennis McCann

1972-73

     

18

1

 

Dennis McCann

1973-74

     

14

2

 

Dennis McCann

1974-75

     

15

0

 

Dennis McCann

1975-76

     

16

2

1

Dennis McCann

1976-77

     

9

9

1

Dennis McCann

1977-78

     

14

3

 

Dennis McCann

1978-79

     

11

3

 

Dennis McCann

1979-80

     

15

6

 

Dennis McCann

1980-81

     

18

5

1

Dennis McCann

1981-82

     

10

8

1

Dennis McCann

1982-83

     

10

9

 

Dennis McCann

1983-84

     

12

8

1

Dennis McCann

1984-85

     

16

3

 

Dennis McCann

1985-86

AA

R

 

19

6

 

Dennis McCann

Coach Total

210

70

6

15 yr   .745

1986-87

     

16

6

1

Rick Miller

Coach Total

16

6

1

1 yr   .717

1987-88

     

8

12

 

Mike Fiorini

1988-89

     

7

12

 

Mike Fiorini

1989-90

     

12

5

 

Mike Fiorini

Coach Total

27

29

 

3 yr   .482

1990-91

     

17

4

 

Chuck Farina

1991-92

AA

R

 

17

6

 

Chuck Farina

1992-93

     

18

4

 

Chuck Farina

Coach Total

52

14

 

3 yr   .788

1993-94

     

16

6

 

John Kurtz

1994-95

     

12

9

1

John Kurtz

1995-96

     

15

2

 

John Kurtz

1996-97

     

16

8

 

John Kurtz

1997-98

AA

R

 

20

6

 

John Kurtz

1998-99

     

9

11

 

John Kurtz

1999-00

     

13

11

 

John Kurtz

Coach Total

101

53

1

7 yr   .655

2000-01

AA

R

 

13

9

 

David Scholtes

2001-02

     

17

10

 

David Scholtes

2002-03

     

12

12

 

David Scholtes

2003-04

AA

R

 

17

10

 

David Scholtes

2004-05

AA

R

 

16

9

 

David Scholtes

Coach Total

75

50

 

5 yr   .600

2005-06

     

0

15

 

Bill Joesel

Coach Total

0

15

 

1 yr   .000

2006-07

     

3

20

 

Grant Hoerr

2007-08

     

1

21

 

Grant Hoerr

2008-09

     

2

21

 

Grant Hoerr

Coach Total

6

62

 

3 yr   .088

2009-10

     

3

23

 

Grant Hoeer

Coach Total

3

23

 

1 yr   .115

2010-11

     

2

23

 

Grant Hoerr

2011-12

     

14

13

 

Grant Hoerr

Coach Total

16

36

 

2 yr   .308

2012-13

           

Patrick Heffernan

2013-14

     

6

16

 

Patrick Heffernan

Coach Total

6

16

 

1 yr   .273

School Total

537

392

11

45 yr   .571

GIRLS BASKETBALL

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

2003-04

     

7

18

 

Joe Terrasi

2004-05

     

16

11

 

Joe Terrasi

2005-06

     

16

12

 

Joe Terrasi

2006-07

     

11

16

 

Joe Terrasi

2007-08

     

17

10

 

Joe Terrasi

Coach Total

67

67

 

5 yr   .500

2008-09

           

Tom Kane

2009-10

3A

R

 

14

15

 

Tom Kane

2010-11

3A

R

 

14

17

 

Tom Kane

2011-12

     

15

13

 

Tom Kane

Coach Total

43

45

 

3 yr   .489

2012-13

     

12

13

 

Jacqueline Storm

Coach Total

12

13

 

1 yr   .480

2013-14

     

18

11

 

Joe Faron

Coach Total

18

11

 

1 yr   .621

School Total

140

136

 

10 yr   .507

GIRLS SOCCER

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

2010-11

     

0

10

1

Andrew Sanchez

2011-12

     

7

5

3

Andrew Sanchez

2012-13

1A

R

 

9

7

1

Andrew Sanchez

2013-14

     

12

4

1

Andrew Sanchez

Coach Total

28

26

6

4 yr   .517

School Total

28

26

6

4 yr   .517

GIRLS SOFTBALL

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

2008-09

     

13

5

 

Henry Henderson

2009-10

     

20

7

 

Henry Henderson

2010-11

           

Henry Henderson

Coach Total

33

12

 

2 yr   .733

2011-12

2A

R

 

22

9

 

Nick Balaban

Coach Total

22

9

 

1 yr   .710

2012-13

2A

R

 

14

7

 

Carrie Amedio

2013-14

     

11

9

 

Carrie Amedio

Coach Total

25

16

 

2 yr   .610

School Total

80

37

 

5 yr   .684

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Name Year Class Place Event
Regina George 2006-07 AA 4 800-meter run

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

2004-05

     

2

0

 

Nicole Flores

Coach Total

2

0

 

1 yr   1.000

2007-08

3A

R

       

Donna Terrasi

2008-09

3A

R

       

Donna Terrasi

2009-10

           

Nick

2010-11

     

17

15

 

Scott Brown

2011-12

2A

R

 

22

11

 

Scott Brown

Coach Total

39

26

 

2 yr   .600

2012-13

     

19

8

 

Ann Fesl

2013-14

3A

R

 

19

13

 

Ann Fesl

Coach Total

38

21

 

2 yr   .644

School Total

79

47

 

5 yr   .627

TEAM CHESS

               

Season

Class

Titles

Place

Won

Lost

Tied

Coach

2005-06

             

2007-08

             

2008-09

             

2010-11

             

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