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Mt. Carmel HS

Head Coach Frank Lenti

Mt. Carmel High School

Frank Lenti
Head Football Coach

Coach Profile

Coach Frank Lenti graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1969. He then went to Loyola University, intending to become a dentist. He decided to try education and coaching instead, learning the game while playing club football at Loyola.

Lenti coached at the grammar school level, then under the late John Cappello at St. Francis de Sales, Frank Esposito at Thornton and Bill Barz at Mount Carmel. Coach Lenti is Illinois’ winningest football coach with 326 wins. The Caravan won their 11th state football title this season, 10 of which have been won under Coach Lenti’s leadership.

Last December, Coach Frank Lenti was awarded Times of Northwest Indiana Co-Coach of the Year long with Crete-Monee’s Jerry Verde.

Hometown
  • Chicago, IL
Coaches
  • Frank Lenti, HFC
  • Mark Antonietti
  • Jerry Blew
  • Bill Nolan
  • Mike Minogue
  • Pete Kammholz
  • Dan O’Brien
  • Bobby Sanders
Product
  • Connex
Configuration
  • 8 up, 5 down
Mascot
  • Caravan
Colors
  • Brown & White
Football Website
Notable Alumni
  • James T. Farrell — Author
  • Dan Duffy — State Senator
  • Chris Calloway — NY Giants
  • Chris Chelios — NHL, Olympian
  • Frank Cornish — Dallas Cowboys
  • Donovan McNabb — Philadelphia Eagles
  • Simeon Rice — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

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USA Today High School Sports ranked Mount Carmel High School first among the top high school football programs in the state of Illinois for 2013.

Mount Carmel’s Head Coach, Frank Lenti, is 326-59 in 29 seasons and continues to set a state record with each victory. The Caravan beat Glenbard North last season 28-14 at Memorial Stadium to become the first Catholic school to win the Class 8A championship. Mount Carmel has an impressive eleven state football championships. The team has also won a record-breaking 13 Chicago Prep Bowl Championships, beginning with their first 1927 and most recent in 2011. The Caravan’s eleven state championships and combined 15 top-two-finishes are both the second highest totals in Illinois history.

“CoachComm’s products are second to none, especially their sideline communication equipment. However, more important than their products are their character and commitment to their customers.”

Mount Carmel’s program is a legacy in high school football. Boasting numerous alumni in the NFL, including Donovan McNabb and Simeon Rice, the Mount Carmel program has also seen three former head football coaches go on to notable college head coaching careers.

Coach Lenti trusts Connex for communicating with his staff during championship seasons. “CoachComm’s products are second to none, especially their sideline communication equipment. However, more important than their products are their character and commitment to their customers. It’s always a pleasure to work with the CoachComm team,” says Coach Lenti.

Mount Carmel’s varsity team plays its home games at Gately Stadium. The Caravan will play their first game of the season at home on August 30th against St. Patrick High School.

2017/10/18