Physical Education

The physical education/health department consists of providing opportunities for personal wellness, providing a wide variety of fitness activities and teaching lifelong game skills. The physical education/health department emphasizes teamwork, self-discipline and physical fitness. We are dedicated to providing information to students that will allow them the lead a better health enhanced life, through choice and knowledge.

Physical Education Staff

Katelyn Romeo (Lead Teacher) - 309-698-7541 -

Kate Romeo is a Physical Education and Drivers Education Teacher here at East Peoria High School. She is originally from Vernon Hills, Illinois. She coaches the Freshman Girls Volleyball and Sophomore Girls Basketball. She received her Bachelor’s of science in kinesiology and sports from Eastern Illinois University with a minor in health. She recently received her endorsement in Drivers Education this past summer.

Brad Bouris - 309-698-7519 -

Mr. Bouris is in his second year of teaching here at East Peoria High School, he is originally from El Paso, Illinois. He received his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Recreation from Eureka College. Mr. Bouris also played baseball at the college level. He spent two years at Kishwaukee Jr. College, one year at Oklahoma State University, and one year at Illinois State University. Mr. Bouris is the varsity head Girls Golf Coach and Varsity softball assistant coach. Mr. Bouris has been married for 10 years to his wife Kelly. They have 2 kids. Their son Braxton is 6 and their daughter Kenley is 5. Mr. Bouris is a HUGE Cubs Fan!!!

Brett Gonigam - 309-694-8301 -

Brett Gonigam is a graduate of Western Illinois University where he majored in K-12 Kinesiology. After graduating, Brett taught one year at St. Philomena grade school in Peoria, IL. Since being at East Peoria High School, Brett has taught PE for 3 years, Health for one year, and is currently the Drivers Education Instructor for the last 3 years. Along with teaching at East Peoria, Brett also is a coach at East Peoria High School. Brett currently is in his 7th year of coaching boys basketball, 3rd year as girl's golf coach, and first year as the bass fishing coach. Brett has also coached baseball for 2 years. When Brett is not teaching or coaching, he enjoys playing golf, basketball, baseball/softball, fishing, and spending time with his wife and children.

Phil Johns - 309-698-7509 -

I graduated from Canton High School in 1987, where I won an IHSA State Championship for wrestling with a 43-0 record. earned a scholarship to SIU-E. I was the Most Outstanding Male Athlete at SIU-E in 1991. Prior to coaching and teaching at East Peoria, I have been an elementary PE teacher for many years. I have 3 wonderful children, Alex, Savannah, and Emilee and they are the joy of my life. I have have been teaching at EPCHS since 2006.

Ryan Thornton - 309-698-xxxx -

My name is Ryan Thornton. I graduated from IVC. I played college basketball at the division 1 and 2 levels and graduated with a bachelor's degree in History and have a Master's degree in Sports Management. I have a wonderful wife Jillyn and 2 kids Leighton (3) and Landon (1). I will be the varsity girls golf coach a long with the assistant boys varsity basketball coach at EP.

Jarrett Brown - 309-698-xxxx - 

I graduated from Shelbyville high in 1990 and attended Eastern Illinois University where I received a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine and 2 master’s degrees (athletic administration and education administration). I received an additional master’s degree from Greenville College in coaching. I have been associated with teaching and coaching since 1994. I am blessed to have a beautiful wife of 25 years, Susie Brown, and 3 wonderful daughters Peyton, Bailey and Parker. I am a teacher in the physical education/driver education department at East Peoria and serve as the Head Boys Basketball Coach. 

Physical Education Resources

Resources coming soon!