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      Head Coach Openings 2017   10/17/2016

      Frankton: Randy England  Bobby Ryan Promoted  Franklin Community:  Adam Reese  Chris Coll hired from Tri-West Martinsville: Brad Rose  Carter Whitson Hired  Lake Central: Brett St. Germain Tony Bartolomeo Promoted South Bend Clay: Craig Redman  Will Porter Hired from South Vermilion  Boone Grove:  Tony Tinkel   Dan Kukulski Promoted  Mooresville:  Chad Dockery Mike Gillin hired from Indian Creek Wood Memorial:  Caleb Cherry/Archer  Bret Kramer Hired Tippecanoe Valley:  Shriver/Norris   Stephen Moriarty  Hired Corydon Central:  Andrew Smith    Aaron Humphrey Hired Calumet New Tech:  Rik Richards  Rick Good Hired  Winamac:  Tim Roth Craig Barr Hired   Tri-West: Chris Coll Tyler Bruce Promoted North Central (Indy): Kevin Kreinhagen Kevin O'Shea hired from Lafayette Central Catholic Indy Chatard:  Vince Lorenzano Rob Doyle Promoted Paoli: Brian Balsmeyer Jeremy Lowery Promoted Mt. Vernon (Fortville): Doug Armstrong  Neil Kazmierczak  Hired from Lebanon  Bluffton: Randy Hudgins Brett Kunkel Hired Indian Creek: Mike Gillin Brett Cooper Hired Vincennes Lincoln:  Jon Heiden  Levi Salters Promoted  Frankfort:  Joel Sienicki Eric Davis Hired from Tri-County South Vermillion:  Will Porter  Greg Barrett hired from North Putnam Riverton Parke:  Jake Weber Brad Sanders Promoted Elkhart Central:  Levon Johnson Josh Shattuck hired from Seymour Mt. Vernon (Posey) Paul Meirer Cory Brunson hired from Evansville Harrison Richmond:  Matt Holeva  Abe Tawfeek hired from Indy Northwest Lebanon:    Neil Kazmierczak Jeff Smock Hired North White:  Jim Davis Kirk Quasebarth Promoted  North Posey:   Paul Rynkiewich  Waylon Schenk hired from Princeton  Pike Central:  Dustin Powell   Erik Mattingly Hired  John Glenn:  Damon Groves Austin Faust Promoted North Putnam:  Greg Barrett Sam Carnes Hired  Lafayette Central Catholic: Kevin O'Shea Don Coller Promoted  Evansville Harrison: Cory Brunson Lane Oxley Hired Indianapolis Roncalli:  Bruce Scifres Scott Marsh Promoted  Anderson Prep Academy: Jeffrey Dorman Randy Albano Hired Princeton:   Waylon Schenk   Jared Maners Hired Ft. Wayne North:  Mike Cochran Michael Brevard Hired Turkey Run:  Steve Stewart Bruce Scaggs Hired Indianapolis Northwest:   Abe Tawfeek Jonas Williams Promoted Tri-County:  Eric Davis  Sam Zachary Hired Carroll Community:  Mark Brown Kevin Sayler Promoted  Oldenburg Academy:  Wes Gillman  Union County:  Rusty Hensley Joel Hofmann promoted Edgewood: Jerry Bland Brian Rosenburg Hired Seymour:  Josh Shattuck  Michael Kelly Hired Wawasee:  Josh Ekovich Michael Eshbach hired from Eastside Muncie Central:  Adam Morris Scott Pethtel Hired Benton Central:  Ed Roberson  Mike Hammons  Promoted  Western:  Ron Jankovich Alex Stewart Hired New Castle:  Will Ragle  Kyle York Hired Sullivan:  Trent Olson Blaine Powell promoted Northwestern:  Alex Stewart Steve Disler hired  Clinton Central:  Isaac Sturgis Justin Gardiner Hired North Miami:  Mark Lefebvre  Joe Grant Hired from Rochester Spring Valley Justin Scheller Mark Hammond Hired  Edinburgh:  Derrick Ball  Jason Burton Hired Eastside: Michael Eshbach Steve Cooley promoted Rochester: Joe Grant Brian Hooker Hired Cloverdale: Tony Meyer Tom Winder Promoted Hammond Clark: Eric Schreiber  Hammond Noll:  Colin McCullough  Wayne Racine hired Lake Station:  Adam Hudak   South Central:  Eric Stephens Buzz Schoff Hired  Caston:  Brady Jones  Tony Slocum Promoted  

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  1. 24 points
    Many of my coaching pals knew I had this opportunity come my way and now I can OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE to tune in on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11th, 2017 for the 1st episode of the 35th Season of WHEEL OF FORTUNE!! I was selected for Teacher Week and filmed back in late JULY!! Check your local listings !!!
  2. 16 points
    Perhaps they struggle with the English portion of the SAT?
  3. 14 points
    Truly, truly going to miss seeing Coach L leading the Trojans. I'm an Indy import but he was there during the most formative times in my kid's lives. He IS the "Chatard" that both they and my family knows. His influence on the life of my children is indelible. An important part of what they are and will become is what he helped make them Seven State Championships in 14 years. That statement stands fairly alone in the history of Indiana HS football. It stands minimally in light of the future fathers he helped guide. Over half of Chatard's current State leading 13 Championships came under Coach Lorenzano's leadership. He's truly defined and left his stamp on the program. As incredible as that is, Coach L "brought a swagger" and "inspired everyone" to quote my oldest son....long since gone from Chatard. That same son, today, walks with that inspiration and swagger he got from "L". I suspect he will always walk so. Those State Championships dwindle in light of those truly, truly tough, inspired kids who swagger in his wake. Lives and generations beyond will be touched by that....long after the medals and rings fade. Coaches touch most of our lives as kids. They give us so much more than they gain...that's why they are such special people. They certainly touched and molded mine many years ago in HS and College....but much, much moreso in HS. Whatever they receive, they give back tenfold. Even so, it's a rare coach that touches the parents so deeply as well....as Coach L has done within our family...along with some other wonderful coaches at Chatard (other than Dad, perhaps the biggest male influence on my youngest son was his Freshman line coach). Though it's inadequate, all we can do is thank you Coach. Our family has a special place in our hearts and thoughts for you. Edit - apologies for the overlong post. I could have written a book, though, on his behalf.
  4. 12 points
  5. 12 points
    Shhhhhh Nobody cares about those facts because it doesn't sensationalize like the great sport of Football.
  6. 12 points
    SERIOUSLY?? If you cannot achieve and earn a 2.0 then NO ATHLETIC TEAM should be a priority.
  7. 12 points
    School boards do not hire and fire people. You have administration in place to do that part of the job. Your school board is in place as a system of checks and balances for your Superintendent and to make Corporation decisions. Extra curricular and teaching hiring and firing are not in their job description. However some boards show disrespect to their administration and over step their boundaries!
  8. 12 points
    Here you go Stink, just for you. (Queue up Gin and Juice for full effect) With so much drama from the STC, it's kinda hard hangin' out on the TGD, but I, somehow, some way, keep coming up with relevant posts like every single day. May I say a little something on this thead dude, tell a little bit about the Braves crew? Third week o' November and the party's still jumpin' 'cause the Braves ain't done. We got 4 good kids that can run the ball, but which one has it will perplex you all. So what you gonna do? Quit? Got a pocket full of weapons and can throw the ball too. So turn off the lights and close the do', but (but what?) we do love them trophs! So we get on the bus with it, hands up, break it down, while you Tiger fans hide the kids. Rollin' down Fif-ty, with that trophy, sippin' on Gatorade, laid back. With our minds on the Title and the Title on our minds! Rollin' down Fif-ty, with that trophy, sippin' on Gatorade, laid back. With our minds on the Title and the Title on our minds!
  9. 11 points
    I would like to appeal the the folks behind this wonderful message board to create a sub-forum to be moderated and lead by DrivenT. I think sometimes his hot takes get lost in the wash with other threads taking attention away. I would suggest that the sub-forum be titled "Hey kids, stay off my lawn" - with DrivenT.
  10. 11 points
    Showing excitement by fist pumping and cheering on your players, is not a "Bro Culture". You can be a leader of Young men and Grown men by creating a culture in which kids and people want to be in. It does not mean that you treat them as peers. It means they understand that you care about them and can rejoice in a moment with them, you aren't afraid to celebrate their successes. I have found in my years of coaching that I am a much better coach when they know I care, rather then when we have dictitoral type of relationship. None of this means there is not discipline and order. You all would hate watching Westfield play. We celebrate with our kids all the time. We even celebrate a turnover and try to be enthusiastic as possible at all times. We have built a team dedicated to family, service and hard work. Our numbers continue to grow from the youth leagues up. Our mission statement is to "make playing football at Westfield one of the most incredible experiences of your life." We take kids to College game, to a haunted house, we host a Special Olympics football camp, we have won the Indiana Blood Drive 3 of the last year, we have raised almost $50.000 for cancer. Oh and by the way, we won a State Championship and were runner up once. We won 4 sectionals in a row, won two regionals, won 2 semi-states. We fist bumped and chest bumped and encouraged all the way in all of these endeavors! We are in the business of building young men who will be future leaders and what a great forum football is to do that. Building leaders doesn't have to be mean and uncaring. Read the book, " Lead for Gods sake". Read, " The Energy bus". People will follow those who they know care for them and root for them. The do as I say because I am coach days are over. I for one say " Thank GOD"!
  11. 11 points
    Always my favorite threads of this time of year.......... Rinse Repeat
  12. 11 points
    The school board does not have every right to weigh in on hiring decisions. The school board's role is school policy, not administrative. The administration is responsible for interviewing and school board DOES have final say. But if the school board declines a hire, they are showing not only lack of confidence in the hire, but a lack of confidence in administration. That is a major problem. The ultimate decision to keep a coach or teacher should ultimately lie with the principal, AD, or superintendent.
  13. 10 points
    Who logs the time? Is it just time spent at practices? Man if I got paid $22 an hour for everything I did football wise, heck even $5 an hour if I was allowed to count Film, meetings, Staff meetings, at home film, JV games, evaluating Middle and Freshman games, post Friday night games where I am downloading film, stats, etc. I would blow out my current stipend which is VERY GOOD.
  14. 10 points
    Most of us who have coached at any level have most likely been there at one point or another very light and funny comedian John Christ says what most struggling FB coaches are thinking Its been tossed all around social media if you haven't seen it take a min and watch pretty funny stuff!
  15. 10 points
    That didn't take you long......what a week??? Lets see in a week you have managed to highlight the "poor' programs in the state, advocating removing football from schools, called for multiple head college coaches to be fired already or on the "hot seat' This place has not changed from the days of Coach Tim Adams as it pertains to coaches and their families. We allow what is reported, nothing more, nothing less. I know shall go in the shame corner for allowing myself to get *%#!?*ed into the DT vortex of ridiculousness
  16. 10 points
  17. 10 points
    How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?... Yeah... Coach woulda put me in fourth quarter, we would've been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind.
  18. 10 points
    At the youth level, I'd disagree with this. Yes, you always strive to have the kids win or attempt to win, but ultimately, for youth players, it should be about fundamentals, working with others, growing individually and as a team, and fostering a love/appreciation for the sport.
  19. 10 points
    I would start the player who gave my team the best opportunity to win a game.
  20. 10 points
    Nice article about John Harrell, it focuses on the basketball side, but the Football community owes this man a great deal of gratitude. http://www.ibj.com/articles/62140-lopresti-the-unlikely-nerve-center-of-indiana-high-school-basketball
  21. 10 points
    I don't understand this move. Granted they're independent, but the don't have to put together the schedules they do by consistently playing some of the best around in Indy and Cincinnati. IMO, stepping down to 5A is like saying they want to seriously challenge themselves in the regular season, but not in the playoffs when hardware is on the line. They'll probably run through 5A next year with an average margin of victory around 25 ppg.
  22. 10 points
    I would put significantly more value on the opinions of the coaches than the opinions of the media.
  23. 10 points
    Haha, way to introduce yourself to the forum and represent your school in a positive manner. We are working hard on the field, I think it's almost ready for you...
  24. 9 points
    Of course you're not. I can claim that the earth is flat, but that doesn't make it the truth. Have a nice day.
  25. 9 points
    If you're not, then you are clearly only here to be a troll, considering this entire forum exists for the sole purpose of discussing a high school athletic competition.
  26. 9 points
    I know he's not supposed to talk about winning or not, but there's leaked footage of @Coach Nowlin in the bonus round. The camera makes him look more cartoonish ... kind of like a young Peter Griffin.
  27. 9 points
    Thank you to the the Pioneer players for their sportsmanship! It is more than a game!
  28. 9 points
    Just found out that, due to an injury to one of the officials scheduled to work the game, I've been assigned as a substitute and will be working the back judge position. Throwing a bone to the old guy in his last go around. Very nice. Should be a lot of fun.
  29. 9 points
    Says arguably the most prolific posting user on a website catered specifically for extracurricular activities. Go figure.
  30. 9 points
    It is with heavy hearts that we say good bye to Jim Daily, a long time member of our Pioneer football family who passed Monday morning after an unexpected heart attack on Friday. A 1980 Pioneer graduate, Jim had never played football himself, but joined the youth staff in 2000 when his middle son Evan (2010 graduate) began playing, grabbed onto the details of the wing-T that then head coach Mike Johnson taught, and made a huge impact in our youth program, coaching 13 seasons from 2000 thru 2012. Those efforts in youth league are still filtering thru our Varsity program yet today. In addition, Jim volunteered as our video man, filming from on top of press boxes in wind and rain and cold for the last 15 seasons and counting, of which he was named All-State video man by Pioneer coaches for his quality of work (I'm sure many of our opponents can vouch for our film quality they saw when scouting us). Jim really enjoyed the success of the 2014 and 2016 IHSAA State Runner-Up teams, and filmed those from high above Lucas Oil Stadium. Jim was a tremendous supporter of every kid that passed through our system, and he eagerly awaited watching the Panthers compete the next 2 years in particular. Jim was a great man who volunteered many, many hours for the benefit of the program, and he will be truly missed by all of his football family. God bless Jim and let his sudden passing be a reminder to all of us that everyday is a blessing in itself, so make the most of each and every one!
  31. 9 points
    I can confirm The TW will be remaining with the Indianapolis Fire Department and not heading to Bishop Chatard.
  32. 9 points
    I dont care what anyone says, but seeing the 60 and 70 and 80 year olds still coming out to High School football games is where it is at. No matter what KingTut, you personify what high school football is all about. The days you cant come to a game will be a sad day in high school football. Anyone dedicated enough to a program to come out for that long is someone I would want supporting the team.
  33. 8 points
    Don't know. He was a track teammate in college...when I last talked to him a week or so ago he wasn't a Marxist.
  34. 8 points
    this isn't just a coach/student relation problem, it's a parent/kid problem too....too many parents/coaches would rather be friends with their kids than the one that holds them accountable. But my statement stands, if everyone that thought this way were to sign up and coach, it would work wonders for changing this "bro" culture.
  35. 8 points
    Indiana High School Athletic Association 9150 Meridian Street P.O. Box 40650 Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 (Phone) 317-846-6601 (Fax) 317-575-4244 If you call, they'll answer the phone. What is your point in general? I have several ailments that can probably be traced back to my playing days. Hindsight is always 20/20 and I wouldn't change a thing.
  36. 8 points
    Carroll in Fort Wayne.
  37. 8 points
    What events are the landscaping costs supporting? How are they benefiting the learning experience of all students? seems like you are picking and choosing your criteria to fit your ideology
  38. 8 points
    Not everyone will agree but, in my opinion, clean (hang clean, power clean) are incredibly important.
  39. 8 points
  40. 8 points
    This is not intended as a knock on the many coaches who have dialed down their involvement because of family concerns, or to seek a different career path. I would never question that sort of decision. But it is very refreshing to see someone who has had tons of success still trying to stretch himself, still looking for that next challenge.
  41. 8 points
    Example of letting AAU mentality get into school sports.
  42. 8 points
    Cathedral has one of the very best programs in this state....look at the number of D1 offers from last season's team. This feels like hardware is more important than competition. They are without question a 6A program.
  43. 8 points
    The Vincennes Community School Corporation Board of Trustees voted 3-2 last night to not renew Coach Jon Heiden's contract for next season. This came despite the Principal and the Athletic Director's recommendation to retain Heiden. Heiden was 40-64 in 10 seasons with the Alices. He was 31-29 the last 4 seasons. This past season, the Alices started 3-0, but were then decimated by injuries and limped their way to a 4-6 record. Heiden developed the Vincennes Football Association, which in its 3rd year, has over 200 youth football players that the high school program will soon reap the benefits of. While it is not a complete shock, as a few members of the SB have gone after him once before, but were unable to get a 3rd vote, it is disappointing that a classy, respected coach and wonderful family man was the victim of nothing short of a witch hunt for many years. The board has made it clear that it is about wins and losses, despite low numbers and a small talent pool. More so, and not only because I disagree with their decision and not considering that attributes he brings to the school and program other than a rough start to his career's W-L record, it has become even more concerning that a board of 5 people not associated with coaching, teaching, etc., who are private citizens that may or may not have personal vendettas or even a current player on the team, can overpower the recommendation of the AD and principal. I know this has, and will continue to happen everywhere and not just in Vincennes. I, along with many others, watched Jon Heiden as one of the best athletes in Lincoln history handle himself with class as a player and now for 10 years as head coach. He acted the same whether he lost by 30 or won by 30. Whether he lost to NK or beat Jasper. He was cool, level-headed, and classy at all times. I am proud he was our coach, and disappointed that he isn't our coach this morning. I certainly feel as if we have done one of our own wrong in this case. That said, I hope Lincoln fans get behind the new coach and support his efforts to continue building it back to what it once was.
  44. 8 points
    Are you sure Coach H? I mean, Hoosier 98, eeerrr KH in disguise, says he heard its a possibility? Maybe your wife put your name in a hat and you don't know it. I'll go ask her right now... well, after I get off the phone with my realtor.
  45. 8 points
    You can take John Hendryx off of that list of candidates for the Winamac job.
  46. 8 points
    Problem has already been solved. Dude who lives on the other side of the visitors pressbox is going to let me climb the tree in his front yard. Maybe the crowd out there will spot me a few beers during the game.
  47. 8 points
    So many times I see people coming on here and complaining about the officials for their game. A bad call here, a missed call there. Well this isn't going to be one of those posts. I am here to praise the crew we had for our Sectional Title game. The crew was Kevin Moore Kevin Lewis Rex A. Blanton Rick Ross Garrett Hedeen This crew was fantastic, they talked with this players on the field, gave some instruction. Kept everything under control and called the penalties that were there. Outstanding overall job by this crew, and I just wanted to finally give a crew that shout out. Coach Outland Monrovia High School
  48. 8 points
    This is a great article by Jason about our team at WC, and captures the passion of one of the greatest men and Coaches I have known, Larry Willen. He was our DC then and the D line coach. Playing behind "Chris", I got chills reading this. I loved working with Chris, and loved watching him play the game. Enjoy http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/10/31/jason-whitlock-warren-central-high-school-football-force-good 1984 WC Football "The Year of the Warrior"
  49. 7 points
    I'd have been in the pros if I'd been bigger, faster, stronger, and better.
  50. 7 points
    Congrats to (in)famous GID poster LCCFAN09ER on being named the varsity boys' basketball coach at TC Howe High School in Indy! Although not as invested in this iteration of the GID, LCCFAN09ER will forever have a place in the pantheon of GID "bad guys." Kendrick named new Howe coach
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