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      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   10/24/2017

      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 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 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 


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  1. 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
  2. 4 points
    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 4 points
    Kokomo and Mishawaka now open. Colby and Curtis leave some mighty big shoes to fill.
  7. 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!!
  8. 3 points
    Wonder if the Kats will continue with the "4 men in a phone booth" offense set. That was fun to watch !!
  9. 2 points
    Lawrence Central has filled it's head coaching position https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/02/12/https-indystar-story-sports-high-school-2017-12-04-cathedral-hires-bill-peebles-football-coa/331542002/
  10. 2 points
    I'm legitimately worried for IU as well for the time Ken Johnson was an assistant under Tom Crean and the recruitment of Noah Vonleh ...... Not that I believe Crean activity participated and recruits like Zeller and Ferrell ever took money but Crean could barely control the players inside his program let alone assistant coaches and I could see some deal being struck
  11. 2 points
    Jason Garrett left the Cowboys to coach the Saints. WOW !!
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    Can’t leave my brothers hanging. So here goes........ 3 2 1 ...........
  14. 2 points
    Thought this would be posted already, but here it is: http://www.kokomotribune.com/sports/football-colby-retiring-after-seasons-as-kats-coach/article_37f3c1a6-1068-11e8-bfa7-ebe6105a688e.html
  15. 2 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.
  16. 2 points
    Appreciate the post Hawk, but no worries, we all know what we get with DT on these threads. The Schtick is old, it’s nice to see virtually everyone tends to agree.
  17. 2 points
    The MIC was created with one goal in mind. To become the supreme hs football conference in the midwest CA and CG will always win the All sports trophy due to their dominance in country club and girls sports. Baseball is becoming somewhat "country club" due to the high cost and outside influences that dominate high school ball players at this level I did say Big 4, not Big 5 LC, on paper, has better talent than CG. LC will produce more hi level D1 talent than will CG. If the new coach can harness the talent and build a Moeller like state championship caliber program year to year, the Bears will surpass the Trojans in The Mic pecking order
  18. 2 points
    You really are clueless and immature. I don't argue with people on this website. I state my opinions and enjoy reading their responses. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we don't. I rarely engage in debate with you, because frankly, you're not very sharp. I believe what CG has accomplished over the past 20 years is astounding. They have built and maintained an elite program and gone toe to toe with the mega schools year after year. I just don't believe this level of success is sustainable for the extreme long term. A coaching transition could have an impact, or the numbers difference against BD, WC and C will finally overwhelm the CG program. Or others, like LC and Avon, will eclipse CG just due to the natural order of change.
  19. 2 points
    There is a lot of credibility to the criticisms of the NCAA sanctions, as contrasted with precedent. But for my money, when you engage in bad behavior, one of the risks is that the sanctioning authority will go overboard. Regardless of whether the ND “brand” will suffer, this is a bitter embarrassment for the program, and there needs to be consequences. If you’re going to hold your program out as aspiring to a higher standard than other programs — and Notre Dame clearly (and rightly, for the most part) does that — then you have to hold people accountable to a correspondingly greater degree. And I have felt for some time now that the “brand” has become more important than the bedrock values to which the program has always aspired. I think there is some serious self-critical analysis that needs to be applied in South Bend, hopefully with an eye on the big picture, rather than just on the bottom line.
  20. 2 points
    One fun story..... At TMT (Option) Camp at Trine....... We (KV-1, our number 1's that were at camp) were on D against Mish-1 (their number 1's that were at camp). I spoke to our HC and Bart to see if I could watch and learn from their huddle/POV. Both said sure. I was KV's OC at the time and we were implementing more flexbone into our scheme. Bart had a little wrinkle to their offense. It was a variation of a counter option. Heard the call in the huddle. Was being walked/talked through the play as it was being ran.....and I STILL had no idea who had the ball. LOL. If memory serves correctly, all of the KV D ended on one side of the field and all of the Mish O ended on the other side of the field, in the end zone. @bobref a new appreciation for you fine men was made RIGHT THEN!
  21. 2 points
    I would say that Warsaw made an AWESOME hire. Lookout NLC, Warsaw just got themselves a ball coach!
  22. 2 points
    Kokomo is going to miss Coach Colby. One of the most underrated coaches in the state. Solid success at Frankfort which is a very tough place to coach, and a state finalist at Kokomo. Who was talking about the state finals at Kokomo before Colby showed up? Congrats coach.
  23. 2 points
    Great guy. FTA: *Columbus East.
  24. 2 points
    Great hire for Warsaw! For as good of a coach he is, he is even a better man! He will turn your athletes into young MEN and is a great ambassador for the entire community. Get ready for smart, disciplined, option football with ugly uniforms!
  25. 2 points
    They should sue Darrell Hazell for negligence and for attempt to impersonate a head football coach.
  26. 1 point
    Edge left Mitchell in 2013--this John E has been at OCHS for past 14 years.
  27. 1 point
    February 19, 2018 | REGGIE HAYES: Jason Garrett embraces dual role of campus minister and Bishop Dwenger High School football coach High School Sports Feb 19, 2018 Reggie Hayes rhayes@news-sentinel.com Jason Garrett, newly hired Bishop Dwenger High School football coach, kneels at midfield Friday at the school's field. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of news-sentinel.com) Every Friday during high school football season, the Bishop Dwenger Saints players and coaches climb into their buses. Because their home games are at Zollner Stadium, about 2½ miles from the high school campus, every game is a road game. The bus ride is just one of the traditions new head coach Jason Garrett can close his eyes, see, hear and smell. “The men put on their helmets and leave them unstrapped,” Garrett said. “As soon as the first guy sees the lights, they start snapping it up. Whew. It still sends chills down my spine.” There’s a reason why Dwenger had only five head coaches in the previous 53 years of its program. It’s a destination job. The program has a state reputation not only for tradition, but for excellence on and off the field. Expectations are high, but shared. Times can sometimes be tough, but the Dwenger family ties are tougher. Those most loyal to the program would point to the strength of the spiritual aspect of the Catholic school’s team. Garrett, whose primary job is Dwenger campus minister, can certainly relate to the integration of faith with football. RELATED STORY: Bishop Dwenger names Jason Garrett new football coach Garrett met with the players Thursday after he was announced as the successor to the retiring Chris Svarczkopf, and he gave each player a nail. They hope to build on the school’s four state, nine semi state, 20 regional and 24 sectional titles. Video Interview: LINK https://youtu.be/L7sKHHIb-ik “I see it as being a herald of the great tradition,” Garrett said. “Not just the snapping of the helmets, but the style of play and, more importantly, who we are as men as coaches and who we are as young men, and how that is lived out on the field and off the field.” Garrett, 48, brings experience as a head coach. He has led the Dwenger baseball team to three conference titles, three sectional titles and a regional title in four years. But, more importantly, he brings the resume of someone who understands the value of faith, family, sacrifice and teamwork. FAMILY TIES Jason and Sharon Garrett met when both were students at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, even though they were raised in Fort Wayne 10 minutes from each other. They married in 1993 and their first year together Jason was resident director of a 100-plus freshmen men’s dorm at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. “We survived that, so everything else was going to be easy after that,” Jason Garrett said. That was indeed the start of something big. Here’s the list of Jason and Sharon’s children and their ages: Emily, 24; Dominic, 22: Louis, 20; Grace, 19; Michael, 17; Cecilia, 15; Simon, 14; Xavier, 12; Lydia, 9; Blaise, 7; and Jude, 4. “We didn’t set out with any particular goal in mind or a desire for a big family,” Garrett said. “Of our 13 children, two were miscarriages and are in heaven and we cherish their lives. With our pro-life stance, there’s value in that. We have 11 running around on earth here. “We got to three children and said, ‘We’re outnumbered. It doesn’t matter from here.’ After that, we were going for more help.” Should his wife be referred to as Saint Sharon? “She would blush,” he said. “But that’s a fact.” The size of his family is a conversation starter, even in the interview process. And it’s legitimate. How will he have time to be campus minister, father to a huge family, and coach? “Having been blessed with a large family, we’ve learned to make sacrifices together,” Garrett said. “My wife was the first one to encourage me to apply and pursue the position. My kids have been on the baseball diamond and the football field with me and the younger ones come out to practice and kind of feel a part of it.” Garrett and his family, in other words, remained connected on the field. Connections, too, helped make Garrett’s case a strong one to take over as head coach. DWENGER CONNECTIONS REVIVED Garrett played football, baseball and few other sports at Dwenger, graduating in 1988. His high school coach was Andy Johns, who ran the program from 1980 to 2001 before turning the reins over to Svarczkopf. Garret’s condensed post-high school resume: After Saint Joseph’s College, he earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling at Northern State. He became the national director for Conquest Clubs and Programs, a leadership program for fathers and sons. He served as executive director of Redeemer Radio in its early days, worked as a pastoral associate at Saint Mary’s in Decatur and returned to Dwenger in 2012. Before his time in the Dwenger high school football program, he was in charge of the St. Charles middle school football program. When Garrett returned to Dwenger, he became the freshman football coach. His assistant was Fred Tone, the long-time principal and coach who passed away after a 2015 illness. Tone was an assistant to Johns when Garrett played at Dwenger. “Fred kind of came out of retirement and we coached together,” Garrett said. “That freshman team ended up state champions (as seniors) in 2015. That was neat in a lot of ways.” Dwenger football made a video of its traditions, with Tone explaining them, before that 2015 run. It was also a season where Ernie Bojrab filled in as interim head coach while Svarczkopf also dealt with cancer. Garrett’s role as campus minister was especially vital during that season, too. “I look back at that and say thank goodness for the traditions and the things we have here,” Garrett said. “Everything is laid out and structured, and having those guys be such a big part of everything fueled the attitude and motivation.” That 2015 season, with the illnesses of Svarczkopf and Tone, was a test for everyone and ultimately revealed the strength of the program’s cohesiveness. “When I graduated here 30 years ago, in 1988, I never would have dreamed I’d be in the same halls, and now as football coach,” Garrett said. “It’s pretty inspiring to be part of it.” EMBRACING A NEW ROLE Garrett will coach baseball this spring, then give up that position to concentrate his coaching duties fully on football year round. With his job as campus minister, his responsibilities as husband and father, and his new identity as the head football coach, Garrett’s busy life will be even busier. “When you are able to get to the point in life where what you do is more of an expression of who you are, you’ll be very happy you’re busy,” Garrett said. “Not all days will you wake up and go, ‘Yes, another long day!’ but it’s very fulfilling. Working with young men, they inspire me far, far more than I’ve ever given inspiration myself.” After receiving the go-ahead to pursue the head coaching job from his wife, Garrett spoke with Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese. He wanted to talk about the compatibility of minister and football coach. Rhoades told Garrett he felt the two roles, minister and coach, work well as complementary positions. “Chris did a great job of bringing virtue and themes of Christ-like leadership and integrating those into practice and such,” Garrett said. “So we’ll continue to build upon that. We want to focus on helping young men become great men.” Garrett vows developing quality men will remain the most important tradition of Bishop Dwenger football. This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Email Reggie Hayes at rhayes@
  28. 1 point
    Hug it out!!! I get what he meant. Although UVa and UNC (Delany's holy grail) would be welcome additions, especially for basketball, this dirt farmer is hoping for Mizzou and Kansas. BTW, the University of Wisconsin is located in downtown Madison (the Badger state's second largest city)...
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  30. 1 point
    The rule says that all 11 players on offense must be motionless for a second at some point before the snap. When the offensive linemen go down to a 3 pt. stance, and fail to come to a complete stop before the snap, that’s an illegal shift. The purpose behind the rule is to prevent the offense from taking the advantage they have in knowing the snap count, and gaining a further advantage by getting a rolling start on the play. Nobody’s going to get out a stopwatch. But the philosophy is to ensure that those linemen are starting the play at zero, and not with the advantage of momentum forward. Coach Nowlin’s issue is different. By starting people in motion, or shifting, at “game speed,” they were simulating the start of the play. That’s a false start, a dead ball foul, not an illegal shift, which is a live ball foul at the snap.
  31. 1 point
    May he rest in peace; thanks for the update.
  32. 1 point
    Couldn't have found a better way to say it
  33. 1 point
    I really agree with this outlook. Biggest school in the conference, so no one will have to worry about them in the postseason, but it gives the conference another layer of depth. Over in the NECC, when Angola hired Coach Thomas, it was very similar. It made our conference better, but they are the biggest school and no one has to deal with them in the post season either.
  34. 1 point
    Broke the rules, what's new...
  35. 1 point
    Giant I agree. Alexandria's leader shared the ball a little more and kept everyone involved. They have got to figure out something with their interior presence. Very weak! Need to find someone who can rebound with 2 hand and block out. Team definitely lacks strength. Alexandria always seems to play to their level of talent.
  36. 1 point
    Old Bruin first off glad your doing ok and hope for a speedy recovery! Blackford has had great year and should be happy at the year so far. As you said it becomes a struggle when a player of that level goes down. Hopefully he comes back stronger!
  37. 1 point
    I wish him all the luck in the world
  38. 1 point
    in the IHSAA eligibility rules, it specifically states that switching from private to public or vice versa is not a grounds for immediately eligibility, even in the case of financial hardship.
  39. 1 point
    Wow great hire! Good things to come!
  40. 1 point
    his son michael is a coach on the football team
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  42. 1 point
    I may be wrong but if I remember right it was a 65 NSC win streak, 2004.
  43. 1 point
    No way was the Jimtown streak longer than the Penn streak. Wasn't the Penn streak 20 plus years?
  44. 1 point
    Received word this week that 100% of Roncalli's senior class of 295 students have been accepted to at least one 4 year or 2 year college. This includes our STARS (learning disabled) students who will receive a diploma. There are a couple of students who also attend Central 9 and have been accepted to Ivy Tech. 5% of the Roncalli senior class also earned a PERFECT score on the ACT or SAT and were named a National Merit Scholar (Commended or Semi-Finalist). Roncalli has more National Merit Scholars than any faith-based school in Indiana (including Cathedral and Brebeuf) and the second highest for any private school (after Park Tudor). Although Roncalli has the second highest percentage of National Merit Scholars (behind only Park Tudor), public schools Carmel, Munster and Zionsville do have more total scholars.
  45. 1 point
    I agree....If Hoosiers were made today...it would be a football movie.
  46. 1 point
    (Yes, I am quoting myself.) So who predicted "spectacular failure" who quits in less than 1 month? Based on the article, it sounds like the young men on the football team were ready to accept the challenges. Not sure those kids would have been so gung-ho when Mueller would step up the intensity after a couple of losses next fall. Mueller's grand plans to take over the entire school & motivate everyone to greatness got push back. So what? Move your signs from the hallways to the locker room & the weight room. I certainly didn't expect a proven leader to QUIT over some non-believers who complained.
  47. 1 point
    Had to give props to my alma mater, the Warren Central Warriors for a great season so far. I know national rankings are all hype, but to be 2nd ranked is still impressive. http://usatodayhss.com/rankings/computer/boys/basketball/US/2017
  48. 1 point
    He went out undefeated! Hard to beat that...
  49. 1 point
    I'm a "TOS" guy - takes a fair amount of geek to figure that acronym out. Plus, I'm all about hot chicks in miniskirts....still hoping for a tubetop revival as well...though no tubetops in Star Trek (just the oval dirt tracks I attended weekly). Formative years that have scarred me forever. Add that Roddenberry wrote a TON of episodes for arguably the greatest western TV series EVER - "Have Gun Will Travel".
  50. 1 point
    Not so. Nor do I call others cute little nicknames. You have derailed another thread. Time to move on.
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