The Z-Files is a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, who is retiring after the 47th season of his hall-of-fame coaching career this fall.

In the first installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at Zinanni's early years through college.

In this week's installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at the year Zinanni coached and taught at Sheridan Correctional Center.

In this week's installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at two of Zinanni's favorite hobbies — golf and the fantasy football league he's run since 1984.

In this week's installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at Zinanni's early run that included four state championships in the 1980s.

In this week's installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at Zinanni's 29-year marriage to his wife, Jane.

In this week's installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at Bishop McNamara's 24 years in the Chicago Catholic League.

In this week's installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at Bishop McNamara's time in the Metro Suburban Conference and Zinanni's decision to retire.

In this week's installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at the three NFL players that played for Zinanni, as well as the awards and recognition Zinanni has been given during his career.

In this week's installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at the legacy Zinanni will leave behind when he retires.

Mason Schweizer is an award-winning reporter who has been with the Daily Journal since 2017 and sports editor since 2019. Save for time at the University of Illinois and Wayne State College, Mason is a lifelong area resident.