the Crete-Monee Warriors
School Name: Crete-Monee
Blue and Gold
Conference Affiliation: Southland
Head Basketball Coach: Tom
Cappel (sixth year at Crete-Monee; 28 years overall as head coach)
20-9, Southland Athletic Conference Champions, IHSA Regional Champions
State Series History:
The Warriors won four consecutive IHSA
Regional championships from 2008-2011 and won another regional this past
year. The school's only sectional
basketball title came in 2011.
Notable Alumni: Tywan
Mitchell, Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardinals; La'Quon Treadwell,
Wide Receiver for the Minnesota Vikings.
Player to Watch in 2016-2017:
Dwayne Rose is the nephew of former Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose and was
an All-Conference selection last year, averaging 15 points, five rebounds
and four assists per game.
Guard Dwayne Rose and Coach Tom Cappel will be in their third year together for the Warriors
WARRIORS HAVE FOUND A NEW HOLIDAY HOME
Last year during the Christmas
holidays, the Crete-Monee basketball team found itself in unfamiliar
territory. The Wildcats at participated at the Rich South Big Dipper
Tournament for every year since 1974. The program looked for a new
challenge and found it as a charter member of the Hinsdale Central Holiday
Classic. Crete-Monee made the best of their new situation, and
captured the Consolation Championship, defeating Lincoln Park 50-43 in the
title game. Two familiar faces from that team return from last year in IBCA Hall of Fame coach Tom Cappel, who is quickly approaching the 600 win
plateau and senior guard Dwayne Rose, who has verbally committed to play at
the University of Toldeo. Cappel has coached for 28 years,
with the last six at Crete-Monee compiling a 594-185 win-loss record.
Rose has been a starter for the Warriors since his sophomore year.
Rose averaged 15 points per game an earned All-Conference recognition in the
Southland Athletic Conference. The 6-3 senior guard should have plenty
of help from his supporting cast, as the Warriors sophomore team lost only
one game last year.
The school dates back to 1932. In 1948 the
school districts of Crete and Monee merged to
form the current school serving both communities.