Girls interim coaches named for basketball team

Three coaches have agreed to lead the Hinsdale Central girls basketball program following the resignation of varsity head coach Erin Navolio and two assistant coaches Dec. 4.

Ryan Sasis will serve as the interim varsity head coach, athletic director Mike Jezioro announced in an email to the community. Sasis has coached basketball at all levels at locations including Marian Catholic High School. He also has served as an Amateur Athletic Union coach in the off-season.

Brad Warble will serve as the interim varsity assistant coach. He played college ball at Eastern Illinois University and has coaching experience. He has been the equipment manager at Central since 2018.

Gia Pellizzari will serve as the interim coach for the junior varsity team. Pellizzari, currently a girls lacrosse coach at Central, is a Central alum and was a multi-sport athlete. She played college basketball at North Central College and has previous experience coaching in the program.

Jezioro said he will attend upcoming practices and games to assist in the transition. He also announced a comprehensive search for permanent replacements will take place after the season.

He thanked the new coaches for taking on these roles and parents for their patience.

“Most importantly, I want to thank our players for their hard work, dedication and perseverance. I am proud of the way they have ‘brought their fire’ to every practice and game and look forward to watching them continue to grow and develop individually and as a team the rest of the season.