Below new Sandburg head coach Troy McAllister talks with High School Football America co-founder Jeff Fisher about his new job as the head coach of the Eagles.
A month ago, McAllister left Chicago’s Phillips Academy after leading the Wildcats to two Illinois high school football state championships. In 11 years at Phillips, McAllister led the Wildcats to a 94-28 record with a 4A state title in 2015 and a 5A title in 2017. The ’15 title was the first-ever for a Chicago Public League team.
Sandburg plays in one of the toughest public conferences in Illinois. The Southwest Suburban Conference Blue Division features Bolingbrook, Homewood-Flossmoor, Lincoln-Way East, Lockport and Sandburg.
Lincoln-Way East won the state’s 8A state championship in 2017 and 2019. In ’19, the Griffins finished No. 105 in the High School Football America national rankings. McAllister’s 2017 championship team at Phillips finished No. 70 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.
Sandburg is coming off a 1-5 spring season.
Troy McAllister, Sandburg head coach
In 2018, McAllister was recognized by Gatorade with its Excellence in Coaching Award.
2021 Sandburg Eagles Schedule
August 27 – vs. Prospect
September 3 – at Glenbrook South
September 10 – at Andrew
September 17 – vs. Boilingbrook
September 24 – vs. Lockport
October 1 – at Lincoln-Way East
October 8 – at Stagg
October 15 – vs. Homewood-Floosmoor
October 22 – vs. Lincoln-Way Central