Gildo “Gil” Coldebella started playing softball at Riis Park when he was a teenager. He played third base for the Lobos when they won the state title in 1955. He played with the Rogues at Clarendon and Kelly Parks and with the Big Banjo Bruins and the Lobos at Kosciusko Park. He primarily played third base but also pitched. In 1975, he was named an All American third baseman at the nationals.
Gildo and his wife, Edith, live in Huntley, Illinois. They have three children – Mark, Diane, and Steven.