PORTAGE PARK — A 2002 graduate of St. Patrick High School has accepted a coaching job with the Green Bay Packers, according to a school announcement.
Tim McGarigle, 33, will be the team's "defensive quality control" and "assistant linebackers" coach, according to Alex Mayster, a spokesman for the all-boys Catholic high school at 5900 W. Belmont Ave.
McGarigle, who attended elementary school at St. Tarcissus School, 6040 W. Ardmore Ave., is "known as one of the best student-athletes in the history of the [St. Patrick] athletic program, Mayster said. McGarigle went on to Northwestern University, where he set the NCAA record for career tackles before being drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2006 NFL Draft, Mayster said.
McGarigle just finished one season as a linebackers coach at the University of Illinois, Mayster said. Before that, from 2012-15, he was the linebackers coach at the University of Western Michigan.