Coaches and Staff

George Mitchell

Coach Mitchell is the Director of SCWP. He is also the Head Girls Water Polo Coach at St. Charles North High School. He is a French teacher at Thompson Middle School in D303. In addition to that, Coach Mitchell also works as an ODP Coach for USA Water Polo and the Midwest Zone.

Coach Mitchell is a graduate of Palatine High School (2008). He received his Bachelors Degree in French with a concentration in Secondary Education from Illinois Wesleyan University (2012). Coach Mitchell also has a Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Concordia University in Chicago. He has been coaching water polo since 2013 and has coached for Saint Viator High School, Palatine High School, and NWC Water Polo before starting at St. Charles in 2018.

In his free time, he enjoys staying fit and active and spending time with his family and friends, specifically his niece Lucy and his nephew Orie. 


Brianna DiCicco

Coach Bri is thrilled to be coaching with SCWP! She is an assistant coach for the 14U Youth and High School Girls teams. 

Coach Bri is a goalie and a graduate of St. Charles East High School. She is currently attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying English with a concentration in Secondary Education. Coach Bri hopes to teach High School English and coach a team of her own one day. In addition to playing at St. Charles East, she is an alumnus of SCWP and is currently playing club water polo in college. 

Brian Plackett

Coach Brian is an assistant coach with SCWP. He started his water polo career playing at Naperville North High School in the late '90s at a time when water polo was a club sport, not sanctioned by the IHSA. He played college water polo at Western Illinois University. During his time at WIU, the water polo team rose to the 20th ranked team in the CWPA. He played in several National Championship tournaments. After college, he officiated IHSA water polo for several years. He officiated numerous Sectional Championship games. 

Coach Brian believes strongly he is not only coaching athletes but that he is teaching leadership and team work skills that will set athletes up for success in college and beyond. 

Mike Mitchell

Coach Mike is an assistant coach with SCWP. He is also an IHSA Certified Level Water Polo Referee, as well as an NCAA registered  Water Polo referee. He has refereed the IHSA State series three different years. He has also refereed at the CWPA Club National Tournament in 2016. He is an automotive mechanic, who has worked for United Parcel Service since 1991. 

Coach Mike attended Loyola Academy HS from 1972 until 1976 where he swam and played water polo. After many years away from  the pool, he decided to return in 2006. In addition to refereeing, he has played with the Glenbrook Gator masters team and coached with the NWC Water Polo. Currently Mike is an IHSA rules interpreter, as well as a member of the IHSA Athletic Officials Advisory Committee. In his free time, he enjoys fitness and spending time with his grandchildren. He and his wife Claire have been married for 37 years.


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