Home of the 12-Time State Champions

1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2012, 2013

Head Varsity Coach

Mr. Frank Lenti 


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Coach Frank Lenti is the winningest coach in Illinois High School football history. He led the Caravan to 11 of their 12 State Championship titles.

Coach Lenti was named Mount Carmel’s 18th head has compiled a record of 347 wins and 102 losses over his thirty-year career as head football coach at Mount Carmel. He had led the Caravan to eleven state championships in 16 state title game appearances and has qualified for the state tournament 29 straight seasons, while posting an overall playoff record of 104 wins and 17 losses. In addition, he has led the Caravan to three Prep Bowl and 18 Catholic League titles. Coach Frank holds many IHSA coaching records. He has the most appearances in a title game (16), the most title games won (11), and he is tied for the most consectuive title games won thanks to the four-year win streak the Caravan held with Championships in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991.

Gately Stadium 

The Home of Caravan Varsity Home Football Games 

810 E 103rd, Chicago, IL 60628 

Carey Field 

The Home of Caravan Freshman & Sophomore Football 

6410 S. Dante Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (southeast corner of campus)


Program Philosophy

When establishing guidelines for the success of Mount Carmel students, the football coaching staff will ask the following three questions in this particular order:

1. Will it make you a better person?

2. Will it make you a better student?

3. Will it make you a better athlete?