After leading Hinsdale Central to five consecutive trips to the Class 8A state football playoffs, Hartman was approved as the new football coach at Lyons Township earlier this week.
Hartman led the Red Devils to an 8-3 record and 5-1 mark in the West Suburban Silver last year, while the Lions finished 1-8 and 1-5.
Hartman compiled a 40-13 record in five seasons at Hinsdale Central. Kurt Weinberg resigned after leading the Lions to nine straight playoff trips before missing the playoffs this season.
Hartman said one of the factors for leaving Hinsdale Central stemmed from the uncertainty about the future of the program. Hartman, who will teach social studies at Lyons, was worried about his football and teaching positions. ... READ FULL STORY