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Park High School Names New Head Football Coach


Park High School has named Danny Hernandez as the new head football coach.

Hernandez, a U.S. History and Current Events teacher at Park, served as the Panther’s defensive coordinator in 2016 and ‘17. Now, he says, he’s ready to take on this new role.

“I am fully invested in the community and our students. I am proud to represent the toughness of the city and the toughness of Park High School,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez’s own football resume is impressive. The Kenosha High School graduate played at Carthage College where he started as a linebacker from 2006-08 and served as one of the team’s captains.

“The game of football got me to where I am today,” Hernandez explained. “It helped me have the confidence and the drive to accomplish my goals and live out my dreams. We have amazing student-athletes here at Park and I know I can help guide them down a successful path of their own.”

The Panther’s football season will officially begin in August. But, Hernandez knows the work starts right away.

“It’s a matter of mindset. We have to get our players to believe they can win, because I know they can,” Hernandez said. “A lot of times they are told that it can’t be done, especially with the slump Park football has had over the last few years. But, I tell them to forget that. The past has very little to do with the future. It’s time to focus on effort, attitude and engagement. If we do that, we will be successful.”