Craig Knoche


BA, Illinois Wesleyan University
MS, University of Illinois at Chicago

Craig Knoche, a life-long Chicagoan, earned undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and
Hispanic Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree in Pure Mathematics
from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has taught mathematics at the middle school, high
school and university levels throughout his career. Outside of teaching he enjoys taking
advantage of all the city has to offer with his wife and two children and solving crossword
puzzles. Athletics play a large role in Craig’s life, particularly football. After playing in high
school and college, he pursued both teaching and coaching. He is currently the Head Football
Coach at Walter Payton College Prep, a position he has held since 2020.