What Is Our Mission?
Lannie Vance grew up in Canton, IL. Lannie attended Canton High where she played volleyball, basketball and softball. She graduated in 1990. 1990-94 she attended Illinois State University. Lannie started coaching basketball during the summer of 1991, where she coached summer ball for her high school team. Lannie lived in Bloomington, IL for 9 years then moved to St. Louis for 3 years and Colorado for 2 years. Lannie and her family moved to the Roselle area in 2002 where she found her coaching home for the next 13 years at Trinity Lutheran Church/School. 2003 -2005 she coached the 6th grade girls program. 2006 she assisted the 7th & 8th grade program. 2007-2016 she was the head coach for the 7th & 8th girls program as well as running their summer basketball camp. Lannie also spent about 10 years coaching youth soccer and 3 years of softball. In 2014 Lannie worked with Coach Rupp, Varsity girls coach at Lake Park to create a feeder program for 3rd-8th grade.
Coach Vance joined the Lake Park Coaching staff in fall 2016 as the Sophomore/JV2 head coach. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work at this level and to be a part of working with these young athletes and making a difference in their lives on and off the court. Lannie also works at Lake Park as a floor monitor.
Coach Dave Vance grew up in Itasca and played basketball at St Lukes and Lake Park. Dave was a 3 year varsity player and continued to play at Division 1 Eastern Illinois where he was a 3 year starter. Dave has coached boys and girls for the past 20 years at various grade school and high school travel teams.
The Vance children have all competed at a high level in sports. Jacob was a Div 1 Swimmer at UWGreenBay. Connor a 3 year varsity player led Lake Park to a record 25 wins and it’s first ever Sectional Championship. Bailey followed as a 2 year varsity player and is currently a starting forward at Div 3 Aurora University. Carson, a 4 year varsity girls player and 1000 point scorer is a freshman playing at Div 2 UofI in Springfield.
When they have the time Dave & Lannie love traveling to Colorado where they enjoy hiking and biking. They have enjoyed coaching and watching their children compete over the years as well as spending time with them playing good old fashioned board games and card games. The Vance family enjoys competition on and off the court.