Tradition of Excellence

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
1963

IHSA STATE CHAMPIONS
1978 (5A) – Undefeated 13-0, First Chicago school to capture a State Championship

2006 (7A)

IHSA Semi-Finalists
1983, 1988, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2011

IHSA Quarter-Finalists
1982, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009

Chicago Catholic League Champions
’23, ’46, ’61, ’62, ’63, ’70, ’71, ’72, ’73, ’78, ’79, ’80, ’82, ’84, ’85,’ 86, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’94, ’02, ’03, ’06, ’08, ’10, ’13

PREP BOWL CHAMPIONS
1963, 1970, 1971, 1977, 2007, 2009, 2013

Varsity Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mr. Todd Kuska '90 773.925.6600 x6657

Coach Kuska graduated from St. Rita in 1990. He won Catholic League Championship in both his Junior and Senior years. He was also a Captain on that 1989 Championship team. He went on to St. Xavier University where his playing career was ended due to an injury. This injury, however, forced him into coaching and his career has taken off ever since. From 1993 to 1996, he coached the Linebackers and Defensive Line at St. Xavier.  In 1996, he returned to his alma mater, St. Rita, to coach the Offensive Line. In the spring of 1998, Coach Kuska was named the Head Varsity Football Coach at St. Rita.

Under his direction, the Mustangs won the IHSA Class 7A State Championship in 2006, the Chicago Prep Bowl in 2007, 2009, and 2013 and six Catholic League Blue Championships (2002, ’03. ’06, ’08, 10, and '13). His teams have qualified for the IHSA State Playoffs every year since the 2000 season and has advanced to at least the quarterfinals in 8 of the last 13 years. Coach Kuska has had 140 players that played football in college, 45 of which have played at the Division 1 level. He has coached two US Army All-Americans (Ryan Donahue '06 -Iowa and Darius Fleming '08-Notre Dame). Four of his players are now playing in the NFL (Mike Kafka '05--Minnesota Vikings, Matt Conrath '07--Pittsburgh Steelers, Darius Fleming ’08-New England Patriots and Bruce Gaston '10--Green Bay Packers).

Coach Kuska was named the EdgyTim Illinois High School Coach of the Year in 2006. He was the Tom Lemming Prep Report (NCSA) High School Coach of the Year in 2009. In the fall of 2010, Coach Kuska was named one of the Top Coaches under 40 by American Football Monthly.

Coach Kuska has a record of 150-56 for a winning percentage of .730 entering the 2015 season (18th season as Head Coach).

Assistant Coaches: Ray Bugal, John Nee '93, J.J. Standring '97, John Gutrich, Terry Quinn '84, Joe Urchak '81, Dan Schaller '91, Bob Gallagher and Mike Cummings '04

Statistician: Dennis Lucas


Sophomore Football Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Brian O'Sullivan

Assistant Coaches: Brendan Coughlan, Andy Ekern, Rob Gallik '10, Dan Connolly '10, Ron McNamara '10


Freshman Football Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tom Berry '96

Assistant Coaches: Jay Standring (Hon.), Dave Conrath, Sean Berry '98, Greg Blake '90, Brendan Garret '10


Athletic Staff

Head of School: Fr. Paul Galetto, O.S.A., Ph.D.

President, Director of Athletics and Advancement: Mike Zunica (Hon.)

Administrative Assistant: Julie Standring

Statistician: Dennis Lucas '66

Team Doctor: Dr. Prestin Wolin (Hon.)

Voice of the Mustangs: Jim O'Boye

Team Videographer: Joe Lacny, Jr. '64

Timekeeper: Chuck Knibbs

Student Managers: Bryan Nieciak, Sean Smith, Joe Qualter, Jake Kuska and Mike Larkin

Athletic Trainers: Jason DePue, ATC