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      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   10/25/2017

      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier Brian Nay Hired Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Derek Thompson Hired Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle Steven Mueller Hired Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romaine Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Evansville Central:  Andy Owens Troy Burgess Hired River Forest: Austen Robison  Joe O'Connell Hired Shelbyville:  Pat Parks Mike Clevenger Hired from Clinton Prairie Rushville:  Scott McMurray  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown  Highland:  Trent Grinder  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer  Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara  Tri-Central:  George Gilbert  Shane Arnold Promoted Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Wes Gillman Hired Hobart:  Ryan Turley  Craig Osika Promoted Anderson Prep Academy Randy Albano  Clarksville:  Joby Turner New Haven  Jim Rowland  Jimmy Linn Promoted  S.B. Clay:  Will Porter Garrett Fields Hired Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Neil Kazmierczak Mike Kirschner Hired Central Noble  Greg Moe  Trevor Tipton Promoted  Clinton Prairie:  Mike Clevenger Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street Knightstown:  Kevin Miller  Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Kokomo:  Brett Colby  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding  Eric Feller Hired 

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  1. 19 points
    Personally, as a bro coach, I'm compensated in flying chest bumps and tweets.
  2. 12 points
    Illinois banned professional tackle football years ago.
  3. 11 points
    Let the parents decide whether or not they want their kids playing tackle football, and keep the government out of it.
  4. 10 points
    This is not a post for political discussion I am just posting this to honor this incredible man and I know there are many fine coaches in our great state just like him. May he forever Rest In Peace http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/14/florida-high-school-football-coach-reportedly-shot-while-shielding-students-from-gunman.html
  5. 10 points
    Really? Congrats I knew about 9 days ago what do I win? The point has always been, LET THE PROCESS PLAY OUT and WE LET THE COACHES/SCHOOLS make the announcements themselves then have at it. Been that way since the founder of the site. Think about this. You are student/Parent at Mount Vernon, on Monday you see on the GID that Kirschner is going to be the HC. The news grows and grows, but boom, something happens and it doesn't come to fruition on either side. Then what?? I have seen it happen over the many years I have been involved around here. Snags at the board level, change of mind, news breaks before coach had a chance to talk to his own team, etc etc. Nobody on the GID gets a cookie for being "first to report" we are not in the breaking news business around here.
  6. 8 points
    He should go to school where he wants to go to school and get his officiating license while he's in school. He can work 5-6 hours on Saturday while his buddies are still in bed and make $300 per week. If he really likes it he could pick up some middle school or JV/freshmen games during the week. If that starts to work out he could also get on to a varsity crew. He'll be the envy of all his friends working fast food or retail and making half the money and working twice as much. Once he graduates, and he wants to stay involved with football he can get into coaching and become one of the most knowledgeable coaches when it comes to the rules. Or if he still wants a life outside of work, he could continue with his officiating and maybe think about working at the collegiate level. He's already got 4-5 years of experience so he's ahead of most guys that start this well into their 20s or 30s. He would start at D3/NAIA and then work his way up to D2, D1, and possibly the NFL. It's not easy to advance like that, but starting at a young age gives him a much better chance. Thanks for teeing that up for me. Good luck to all the guys going through that decision process.
  7. 8 points
  8. 8 points
    All of these are great points. Why is our government continually legislating human apatite. When and how my boys will participate in youth football is my decision, not the governments. Whether they wear a helmet on an ATV, bicycle, etc... is my decision, not the governments.
  9. 8 points
    As a 20 year coaching veteran I am on board. Mostly because too many of the youth coaches have no real coaching experience and think it’s about about hard hits and do not teach fundamentals that include more than just tackling. It’s not all the coaches fault as youth football just grab bodies to coach like most youth sports but football is not like any other sport and should not be treated as such. My kids will not play until they are in middle school for science safety and other reasons I listed above.
  10. 8 points
    Can we pin this thread, seeing that it's the most productive DT post in history.
  11. 7 points
    In theory, you absolutely would want to avoid brain trauma at this critical development time but science needs to back it and that's still incomplete. Why wouldn't they want to ban all contact sports like boxing and wrestling. Ban headers in soccer while your at it. And don't forget riding you bike without a helmet. Football gets the bad rap in everything CTE and we want to protect our children so it's an easy 1+1=2. The big problem with CTE studies is they're evaluating people long after they played, from an era of very low tech equipment. Is any science going on from these billion dollar equipment manufacturers? Donating helmets with sensors to youth leagues and doing real science; or are they just cashing in profits and doing development with practical and not purposeful science. And answer this, why is it easy for parents to spend 300-500 bucks on a bat for their kid to play travel baseball, but investing in a SG helmet is too expensive. Maybe because the bat will instantly effect the performance of their child and the helmet is just protective gear, not performance enhancing. The fact is that football is much safer now then 30, 20 or even 10 years ago. How much safer or how unsafe it still is just isn't proven, so what you get is a typical response of something needs done over reaction.
  12. 7 points
    If you follow state government at all, you know that whatever Illinois does the correct course is the opposite. There is no other state so upside down right now than Illinois.
  13. 7 points
    Issacs has 1 state title for Snider Tippman has 1 state for Snider 1992 and 2015 Man with all that talent they have in Ft Wayne each year you'd think they would have 4 or 5 by now........ Point is that both those Snider coaches are TREMENDOUS leaders of their schools and young men. Folks who think its so easy to win state titles are just disconnected from reality of all that goes into it.
  14. 6 points
    I think the Amish are likely to get electric before an FWCS school gets turf. I like the idea for conference alignment and championship. I think the TRC does a conference match up based on in conference record. Seems like a fun idea.
  15. 6 points
    To further the point. Literally just last week. School ABC at the school board meeting, set to hire their new coach, was going to be a HOME RUN IMO. Something came up, Coach set to get hired had to tell them no because of better opportunity closer to his home with non teaching, but admin attached to it outside of the state. Can you imagine if that news came out PRIOR to that board meeting??? Things happen in coaching searches on both sides. On here nobody gets anything special for being "first" to post it. Truly is a simple concept.
  16. 6 points
    To piggy back on the "doesn't come to fruition" hypothetical - Imagine is Coach Kirschner doesn't get the job, but the community's expectations are that high - I'm sure the guy who did end up with the job instead would love to be the disappointment of the community. That would be fun!
  17. 5 points
    Ha. Tell that to Eron Gordon and family. The IHSAA is a JOKE. There was a Cathedral poster on here (who I'm almost positive was Purcell's dad; can't remember the screen name) who all but assured Purcell was transferring to Warren Central in the middle of the playoffs because Cathedral wasn't showcasing his talent. This is as blatant as an athletic transfer as can be and a precedent has been set that the IHSAA can step in and rule even with both schools signing off. (see NC and Cathedral signing off on Gordon and the IHSAA ruling him ineligible anyway) edit: IrishNightmare was the poster. We should see a WarriorNightmare here soon.
  18. 5 points
    Complete crap! This guy is a true warrior. Both Army Ranger and Navy SEAL qualified. A leader like that has the goods to inspire young adults to reach their full potential, because he has seen others achieve theirs. The myopic, intolerant, emotionally fragile, and sissified PC police of VHS deserve the mediocre status quo that they demand. But, but, but, FEELINGS!
  19. 5 points
    “The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance. They were idolized and treated as leaders; their opinions were sought on everything and they took themselves just as seriously.” — Robert A. Heinlein
  20. 5 points
    In addition they often are studying people who have donated themselves for study because they believed they had CTE. Not a true random sample.
  21. 5 points
    Not a bad idea actually. Thinking back to my youth league at the YMCA and we had "decent coaches" but that was just parents who wanted to put their kid at QB or RB. I'd say 6th grade would be the perfect time. Get some of the other fundamentals down before you move to tackling and full on hitting.
  22. 5 points
    Fuller House is a nice attempt at an old classic, but will never be Full House.
  23. 5 points
    I agree the new version of Ducktales is significantly inferior to the original.
  24. 5 points
    -Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! -Germans? -Forget it, he's rolling.
  25. 4 points
    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
  26. 4 points
    And one washed up official that has nothing better to do with his time than to choose how he's going to call a game before it ever starts!!
  27. 4 points
    I MUST preference this by saying I am a HUGE fan of option football. Both Andy and Bart are great coaches......coincidence? :) Good luck fellas.
  28. 4 points
    Kokomo and Mishawaka now open. Colby and Curtis leave some mighty big shoes to fill.
  29. 4 points
    So obviously they said no to the DragonSlayer class
  30. 4 points
    Does this mean I can get rid of my 8 track player now.
  31. 4 points
    I really enjoyed the Mueller Era
  32. 4 points
    Carmel should be spelled "Caramel"...that would be delicious.
  33. 4 points
    The best thing about the cold weather, that I was reminded of on the way in this morning, is that roadkill doesn't smell as bad. Especially skunks...
  34. 4 points
    Please watch! https://youtu.be/bAZva-31zGQ
  35. 4 points
  36. 4 points
    Not a surprise coming out of that state.
  37. 4 points
    Often wondered what happened to this kid: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/2122944/5721c090dfe23b2d68a2283b
  38. 4 points
    Titan32 is making fun of the fact they're posted on Twitter. Some coaches like to keep things private, some like to build community support by sharing and posting things on social media. We all know GS is a model football program. They don't have to show those types of things, because their community and players (youth and HS) have already bought in. They let winning do the selling. Princeton isn't to that point, so I'm not sure there's anything wrong with the tweet. Maybe it will motivate a few kids, maybe it won't.
  39. 4 points
    Personally I think the battle of Antietam was a bigger turning point in the Civil War than the battle of Gettysburg.
  40. 4 points
    I don’t know any official who carries a rule book out on the field. That would be a disaster waiting to happen. Only had a coach pull a rulebook out on me once on the field. Ordinarily, i’d have to struggle to keep the flag in my belt if that occurred. But it was a unique situation and ended up being one of the best things that ever happened to me. Very early in my career as a white hat, I had a game at Crown Point, coached by HOF coach Brad Smith. Although Crown Point won the game, I mis-enforced the same penalty twice in the game. As is common, no one noticed ... or so I thought. I didn’t realize the mistake until I watched the game film mid-week. The very next week we had Crown Point on the road at Munster. When we walked out on the field before the game, I made a beeline for Coach Smith, explained the error, apologized, and promised it wouldn’t happen again. Without saying a word, Coach Smith reached into his back pocket and pulled out a rule book, open to the right page, with the relevant rule highlighted. I learned an invaluable lesson that night, one I’ve tried to pass along to all the officials I have mentored in some way over the years: You can gain more credibility by admitting a mistake than you can by not making the mistake in the first place. Coach Smith told me that later in my career, and we enjoyed a great relationship. I think he still lurks around the board occasionally. Maybe he’ll see this and get a chuckle out of the memory.
  41. 4 points
    TC don't let facts get in the way of a man babbling.
  42. 4 points
    My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with a girl who saw Ferris pass-out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.
  43. 4 points
    Coach K coached me as a senior at Down and Dirty Camps, I worked with him at Down and Dirty Camps while in college, and I coached Middle School football under Coach K. He is a great coach, but I think the most underrated side that people do not talk about is his ability to motivate. Between him and Coach Scifres, I have not seen 2 coaches with the ability to motivate kids and young adults like they have done. Best of luck Coach......
  44. 3 points
    This means a whole new crop of officials who will now begin debating whether Warsaw’s offensive line commits an illegal shift on almost every play.
  45. 3 points
    Outside the Fort Wayne news coverage area, everyone thinks Snider is Fort Wayne Snider. It's just the way it is. I bet the people of Evansville refer to "Evansville" Reitz as just Reitz. The people of South Bend refer to "South Bend" Clay as just Clay. Lafayette Central Catholic as just Central Catholic. Muncie Central as just Central. If someone from Evansville was discussing North Side they would refer to them as Fort Wayne North Side, otherwise the other person in the conversation wouldn't know what the heck they were talking about.
  46. 3 points
    The football coach at BD is well-compensated, but that doesn't account for everything he is responsible for. Being responsible for a program of 200+ kids, keeping them eligible, disciplined, and playing at a high level is sometimes a 24-hour job. Add in getting them to college, off-season programs, working with the community, parents, etc. THEN we get to game planning and game time.
  47. 3 points
    I had no input as to who the next HFC would be at NHHS. Coach in question certainly has credentials and undoubtedly would do a great job wherever he goes, but I am happy to see a loyal and dedicated assistant get rewarded for 13 years of dedicated and passionate work at NHHS. Jimmy Linn is as good a person you will come across, and I wish him and the Bulldogs nothing but the best! Both of these men are going to mold players through the game of football. I have no doubt about that! Go 'Dogs! Coach Rowland
  48. 3 points
    Wish the same thing could be said about young kids. My oldest son is soon to be twelve and has been outside playing hard with his friends. He gets inside and that "boy smell" is quite pronounced when he "thaws out." I'm quite dreading his high school sports years. May just have to burn the house and move.
  49. 3 points
    Only if question two is have you ever boxed, wrestled, played soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, rode dirt bikes, skate boarded, rock climbed, high dived, or have in any way ever had head trauma or injury while participating in sports in general? I do get your point and in general, agree. Higher risk, higher premium is the way insurance does business but let's not conclude football, especially in youth sports, is much higher risk. If it were, I'm sure the savvy insurers would already be reaping the rewards.
  50. 3 points
    Kramer is the most fascinating character on Seinfeld- Elaine is a close 2nd.
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