Tony Faltin

Varsity Head Coach
Wide Receivers | Defensive Backs

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  • Coach Faltin is entering his third season at Lane Tech.

  • Served as Head Coach at Walter Payton College Prep 2009-2014 and as assistant coach in 2008.

  • Led Walter Payton from the Inter-city Conference to the Illini Conference.

  • Won back-to-back Conference Championships in 2013 & 2014.

  • Qualified for the IHSA State Playoffs 4 years in a row in 2011-2014.

  • In 2011-2014 Lead Walter Payton to 23-3 conference record.

  • In 2008 started winter wrestling program at Schiller Elementary.

  • Graduated from Northeastern Illinois University.

  • Served in the United States Air Force 2000-2004.

  • Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

  • Assigned to the Presidential Detail and completed AMC Phoenix Raven training in 2002.

  • Member of the 1998 & 1999 Mt. Carmel State Championship teams.

Tony grew up in the St. Bede parish on the city’s south side. He currently runs a personal training facility in Lincoln Park and resides in Avondale with his wife, Kim, and their 3 dogs; Raven, Scout, and Bubba.

Coaching Staff


Dan Casasanto

Assistant Varsity Coach
Linebackers |
Defensive Coordinator



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Coach Casasanto is entering his third season at Lane Tech.
He was the assistant head coach at Walter Payton College Prep 2009-2014.
He was a Sophomore assistant coach at Mt. Carmel High School 2006-2008.

  • 4 year letterman and Captain at St. Xavier University

  • 1998 & 1999 State Champion Member/ Team Captain in 1999

  • 1999 Illinois All-State Team

Dan grew up in St. Bruno Parish on the southwest side. He has been a member of the Chicago police Department for the past 12 years.

Pat Czerwiec

Assistant Varsity Coach

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Pat begins his first year on the varsity football staff. He spent two years on the JV staff. Pat serves as a teacher on staff at Lane Tech. Pat graduated from Ridgewood High School.  He played college football at Harper College and Concordia University Wisconsin.


Pat resides in Logan Square.


Eddie Lopez

Head JV Coach
Linebackers |
Running Backs


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Coach Lopez enters his second year as the Sophomore/JV team head coach.  This is his third season on staff at lane Tech. He previously coached at Walter Payton high School 2011-2014. Prior to coaching at Walter Payton High School he served as an assistant coach at Clemente High School from 2009-2010. He works security at Lane Tech High School. He also served 8 years in the United States Marine Corp as a jet mechanic.


JV Coaching Team

Lane Tech College Prep 

2501 West Addison Street  

Chicago, Illinois 60618