South High Athletic Director Randall Konstans has been selected by the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) to be inducted into its Hall of Fame, in recognition for his contributions to the sport of wrestling in Illinois. A formal ceremony will be held at the 44th Annual Hall of Fame Induction banquet in April; Konstans will also be recognized at the IHSA State Individual Wrestling Tournament in Champaign in February.
“Randy was an outstanding assistant wrestling coach at West Aurora High School in the 1990’s and helped to develop numerous state wrestling champions and state medal winners,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark McDonald, who previously worked at West Aurora High School for 16 years. “He has also been an active supporter of wrestling at the high school and college level throughout his career, and his recognition is much deserved.”
Konstans began his wrestling career in 1978, wrestling at St. Charles High School. After graduation, he wrestled at Illinois Wesleyan University, an NCAA Division III school. After graduation, he served as a wrestling coach at both St. Charles and West Aurora high schools. He was named “Assistant Coach of the Year” twice and “Administrator of the Year” by IWCOA. Konstans has served as an official for numerous wresting tournaments and also served on IWCOA committees. Currently, he is treasurer of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame- Illinois Chapter.
Konstans has served as athletic director at District 99 since 2010.
—Submitted by District 99.