Coach Markelz is entering his 24th season coaching at LTHS. Coach Markelz' baseball career began at Providence Catholic H.S. As a player, he pitched from 1970-72 and had a career mark of 39 wins. As a senior in 1972 he was 14-0, had 174 K's, 7 shutouts and an ERA of 0.28.
At Lewis University he pitched for Hall of Fame coach Gordie Gillespie. While playing at Lewis, he was undefeated in 4 yrs. of Regional, Area and National tournaments. He was a member Lewis' NAIA National Championship teams in 1974-75-76. He was the starting pitcher the championship game in all 3 seasons. He was selected All-Tournament and was Tournament MVP in 1975.
Coach Markelz graduated from Lewis in 76' with a B.A. in Psychology and later earned his Masters from Governors State U. Markelz is retired and is cuurently concentrating on qualifying for the PGA Seniors Tour!! Butch has 4 children; Nicole, Matthew, Christopher and Michelle. He is married to wife Donna.
He was named "Assistant Coach of the Year" by the Illinois H.S. Baseball Coaches Assoc. in 2001 and was inducted in their Hall of Fame in 2011.
Coach Satunas is entering his 5th season as Varsity Head Coach and his 14th season as a coach in the Porterís Baseball Program. He began coaching at Lockport in 2001 and has spent one year on the freshman level, 5 years as a sophomore assistant, 3 years as sophomore head coach, and one year as the varsity hitting coach. During his time here, he has been a part of 10 conference championships including 4 SWSC Blue Championships in his four years as head coach. Coach Satunas also helped lead the 2013 Porters into the Elite Eight of the IHSA Class 4A Baseball. He has also assisted the varsity summer team to two 3rd place IHSBCA Summer State Tournament finishes in 2003 & 2004. Finally, Coach Satunas played an integral part in preparing the 2005 team for their journey after coaching many of the seniors during all four years during their Lockport baseball careers.
During his time here at Lockport, Coach Satunas has also served as our youth baseball camp coordinator and served as a clinician at the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Assoc. state clinic and at various local youth coaches clinics. Along with this, in 2006 he took part in the creation of the Southwest JV Summer Baseball league. As commissioner of this league, it has grown from 6 teams to over 30 in the past 6 years.
Since becoming head coach in 2011, LTHS Baseball has sent every player onto college as a student. Along with these 20 players attending college, 13 of them went on to play baseball at the collegiate level. In his 4 years on the varsity (asst. in 2010) LTHS Baseball has sent over 40 players to college, with 27 of them playing college baseball. Our 2013 senior class has three players who have verbally committed to Division 1 schools and 13 other seniors that will attend college in the fall. Many of them will have the opportunity to play baseball if they choose.
Andy is a 1996 graduate of Galesburg High School. He went on to play four years for the Lewis University Flyers under Coach Irish OíReilly. While playing at Lewis, he earned All GLVC DH, All Region DH and All Conference Academic honors. Andy currently teaches in the Social Studies Department and is proud to reside in Homer Twp. with his wife Mandy and three children Drew, Abigail and Joe.
The 2015 season will be Coach Dobson's 35th at LTHS. He has served under four head coaches and has assisted on all 3 levels. He was head freshman coach for 14 years compiling a record of 335 wins and 74 losses (.819). He also assisted at the varsity level under Coach Jim Hall for 12 years and on the soph. level for 4 seasons. This year he will be coaching varsity outfielders and coaching 1st base.
He was named "Assistant Coach of the Year" by the Illinois H.S. Baseball Coaches Assoc, in 1997 and was named District 4 "Assistant Coach of the Year" in 2002 by the National High School Baseball Coaches Assoc.
Coach Dobson is from Chicago and attended Northeastern Illinois University. He taught Social Studies at Lockport for 32 years before retiring in 2006. He lives in Lockport with his wife Debbie. He has two daughters (Kerri Anne and Rheanon), two sons (Rick and Dave) and eight beautiful grandchildren (Addison, Samantha, Drake, Rick, Charlotte, Noah, Gage and Grant).