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St. Laurence Football Mission Statement

Developing young men through the commitment to and the pursuit of excellence in all that that we do, from the classroom to the field of competition and everywhere else we have the chance to contribute; focusing on integrity, character, and the development of a strong work ethic. Through our core values, our goal is to develop young men who will strive to be better sons and brothers and eventually grow up to be great fathers and husbands.

St. Laurence Football Core Values

Honesty, Effort, Accountability, Resilience, Treating women with respect

  • Student athletes will encourage and support all players within our program and ALL other St. Laurence programs.
  • The importance of TEAM will always supersede the importance of the individual.
  • Student athletes will carry our values onto the field and have a tremendous amount of respect for the game and our opponents.
  • Student athletes will be positive representations of our program in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.
  • Finally, student athletes will always play with St. Laurence pride and heart to honor and respect the Vikings who came before them.


Coach Adam Nissen, an Evergreen Park resident and Christ the King parishioner, brings a unique background that combines excellence in academics and athletics to the football program. He most recently served as the Athletic Director at Immaculate Conception College Prep (ICCP), where he oversaw all athletic programs – including a football program that won two IHSA State Championships during his tenure. Prior to his time at ICCP, Nissen was an assistant football coach at Mount Carmel High School from 2014-2017, where the team qualified for the state playoffs every season. He was also the assistant head football coach at Urban Prep Academy for Young Men and Roberto Clemente High School from 2009-2014 and 2007-2008, respectively.


  • 13-time Chicago Catholic League Conference Champions
  • 4-time Prep Bowl Champions
  • 1977, 2015 and 2016 IHSA State Semifinalists
  • 1979 State Finalists
  • 1976 IHSA State Champions


  • 35 NHS members, 7 Student Council Officers and 5 NHS Officers in the past 5 years


  • 2020 Grads: Brandon Wilson, McKendree University; Myron Lewis, North Central College; Sean Burns, North Central College; Sebastian Garibay, UW Platteville; Rob Srebalus, Augustana College; Bryan Walsh, UW Platteville; Van Williams, Saint Xavier University; Marc McCoy, Concordia-Wisconsin; Jordan McMath, North Central College; Sergio Garcia, University of St Francis (Joliet).