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      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   10/23/2017

      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  Trent Fine Hired 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 John Edge Hired  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  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  Raymond Jones Hired From Fountain Central 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  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones Elwood:  Joe Kwisz

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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. 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.
  6. 8 points
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 4 points
    An update on this topic, I recently attended an IUPUI campus visit with my son. Long story short, he loves a program they offer and wants to go to school there. While on the visit we made a quick stop by Carroll Stadium to talk with the track coach as he was wrapping up a training session. Even though he isn't actively recruiting for my son's event, he would be interested in having him join the team and could possibly offer some scholarship money if he can score points at their conference meet (his current PR would have scored points the last three years). The coach was happy to hear about my son's current GPA and goal to do well in college because he of course wants eligible athletes. It's nice how this worked out because my son's interest level in IUPUI had zero to do with sports. If he does end up getting money, it's all upside to him. If track doesn't work out, he would have gone there regardless.
  17. 4 points
    Love you Old Time but home or away the Trojans have held up pretty well the last few years. All 678 people in St Leon somehow generate a football factory....something about the corn there.
  18. 4 points
    I applied for one school only. It was a no brainer since I lived just a mile away. I have no desire to leave Woodlan, rather I just had a desire to coach where I live. We may not "compare" to Marion Local but I can safely say they will not have a comfortable evening. We loose some great players but so do they. All of our beef is back up front and we return 7 starters from our defense that was pretty good. Our current soph class has been 15-1 over the past 2 years. It is their turn now but over the past 3 seasons we have been 35-5 so they have some big shoes to fill.
  19. 4 points
    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
  20. 4 points
    No you don't, you just think their fan base is the one most likely to respond to your posts and engage in a debate with you.
  21. 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.
  22. 4 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.
  23. 4 points
    Kokomo and Mishawaka now open. Colby and Curtis leave some mighty big shoes to fill.
  24. 4 points
    So obviously they said no to the DragonSlayer class
  25. 4 points
    Does this mean I can get rid of my 8 track player now.
  26. 4 points
    I really enjoyed the Mueller Era
  27. 4 points
    Carmel should be spelled "Caramel"...that would be delicious.
  28. 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...
  29. 4 points
    Please watch! https://youtu.be/bAZva-31zGQ
  30. 4 points
  31. 4 points
    Not a surprise coming out of that state.
  32. 4 points
    Often wondered what happened to this kid: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/2122944/5721c090dfe23b2d68a2283b
  33. 4 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.
  34. 3 points
    Johnny football just wrapped up a solid senior season playing for his high school. Johnny may or may not know what he wants to study in college (or if he should even go to college) but there are expectations from family, friends, random middle-aged guys at the barber shop, that Johnny could play at the next level. Locally, he is seen as a true gift to any team who decides to offer him that big scholarship. During the flurry of summer prospect camps, Johnny had high hopes of playing at the next level. Besides the camps, he and his parents might have talked to “recruitment specialists” and spent money on the web based recruiting tools to ensure he gets noticed. Reality starts to set in the late fall/winter of his senior year when he sees the social media posts of the D1 commits and yet he has not received interest from any programs. Finally, the first DIII letter comes in but everyone expects Johnny to AT LEAST go DII or, if he has to, go to an NAIA school. As time slips into the following year, Johnny is now under a lot of pressure to figure out what he’s going to do. More DIII letters come in but the lack of athletic scholarship opportunity, his middle of the road grades, and the typical $30K tuition + room/board price tag (after he receives the “everyone gets this academic scholarship”), makes him realize he might not be able to afford college if he still wants to play at the next level. Should he roll the dice and walk on at a higher-level program hoping it pays off later? What if he just loves the game and the cost of college isn’t an issue? If he is focused on getting his education, why not just go to a state school and not worry about sports? I am sure many of you have seen this as either a coach or parent. I have seen this play out with local athletes in various sports, especially the ones who spent a fair amount of time playing on club teams. Deciding if college is a good choice, and if so, which school is the best fit is hard enough. Layering in the expectations of others and the hopes of the athlete to play post high school adds another layer of complexity. My current situation as a parent…my son is going to an affordable state school that has a good academic program that fits his passion. To him, his passion trumps all things athletic even though he is a very solid athlete in two sports. It is sometimes hard to reply to coaches at DII and NAIA schools who have actively recruited him with a “no thank you”, but if those schools don’t have academic programs that fit his area of interest, no amount of athletic scholarship will sway his plans. I am pleased he has a strong passion that is helping guide him. On the flip side, many thousands of kids across the country will largely make schooling decisions based on athletics. Often times I see the wheels fall off kids' education plans when the sports components don't work out.
  35. 3 points
    It is a grass field. Thankfully, we knew it was coming, so we were able to get everything off of ground level in the concession stand and Fieldhouse areas on the northeast corner of the stadium. Still going to be some obvious water damage, but out equipment and other items were moved up.
  36. 3 points
    Jason Garrett left the Cowboys to coach the Saints. WOW !!
  37. 3 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!!
  38. 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.
  39. 3 points
    All he has to claim is he can no longer afford the Private school. Private to public and public to private transfers are pretty easy. Public to public is where things get ugly.
  40. 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
  41. 3 points
    I'm more curious if they will be adding a play clock??
  42. 3 points
    Sure, that works in theory, but what if I'm wearing a thong?
  43. 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.
  44. 3 points
  45. 3 points
    I recognize that this is apparently a proposed State Law but couldn't (wouldn't) the State of Illinois save a lot more young lives if they simply turned their full focus on "fixing" as best they can murderous violence in Chicago (gun deaths and other violence being somewhat more immediate and permanent than possible prospective CTE damage caused by 9 year olds running into one another in helmets and pads). That said, I am sure they have it all figured out. Clearly they are really smart people and know what is most important, though. Certainly smarter and more caring than I......given my brain damage from football. Just ask them.
  46. 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.
  47. 3 points
  48. 3 points
    In this order.... 1. Kate Jackson 2. Jacqueline Smith 3. Farrah Fawcett Feel free to debate... (I don't recognize Cheryl Ladd officially....and only acknowledge Tanya Roberts in the context of Beastmaster). Those born after the last bicentennial will be lost on this one....
  49. 3 points
    No. You're the HC, the MS is your feeder program, it's your responsibility.
  50. 3 points
    My wife and I use one of these at home....oak provincial headboard and all. I find her to be more coherent and lucid. Thanks Guardian!
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