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      Head Coach Openings 2017   10/17/2016

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  1. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    FC was the last HHC champ that was not East. That was 2003.
  2. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    The interesting thing will be when these open weeks occur for teams. This could lead to difficult scheduling issues if they aren't readily available weeks for potential opponents with large conferences. I saw on the IFCA open dates site JC's was week 6. Hard to find a lot of teams with that week open (although ironically, Noblesville and Bloomington North both have open week 6). Week 1 and 2 are your more traditional open weeks. Either way, it will be fun to see how it all shakes out for teams. For FC, it would be tough to schedule a team from the SIAC since they are a large conference and typically have only week 1 and 2 open (FC did used to play Evansville Harrison from 2000-2006).
  3. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    That is an entirely false statement. If you think the coaches sit back and wait on a down year just doing what they've always done, you don't understand how coaching works. Coach Z is a very good coach. He evaluates his program every off season like all good coaches and he and his staff work to decide what is the best way to adapt to their returning personnel. It is funny how short of a memory people have... just two years ago they finished 2nd in the HHC under Coach Z's leadership. Following that season, they graduated perhaps one of the most talented classes in school history with over 20 seniors who led the success. Who wouldn't fall off? Especially a program that has not often seen success. People don't realize that JC wasn't Coach Z's first stop. He led a successful run at Seeger as HC before having to leave to due family issues. Brian Moore followed that what he built and went on a great run. He has also been a successful assistant at multiple stops. Yes, Frozen Tundra is correct in his descriptions of the cultural struggles that exist, but don't think for one minute that people haven't and aren't actively trying to improve and better their kids and situation. Does it mean it will happen as everyone wants it? No. But can kids still be impacted? Absolutely. Building and sustaining a football program is a very difficult task, especially in places where it's practically never existed. If everyone is doing it at every program, someone in the end has to lose. Hopefully the change in HHC schedule will give some of these programs a better chance to build and see some success on the football field.
  4. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    JC enrollment is around 1200. Madison is just under 1000. FC is nearly 1800 and Bedford is over 1600. That is why Madison and JC are 4a and BNL and FC are 5a. Not really very close in enrollment, but as was mentioned, enrollment is hardly a predictor for success. I don't know that it has been mentioned on here, though I saw it somewhere... beginning in 2018, the HHC is going to some type of big school/small school type of schedule. I think it just opens up one week, but I know JC was looking for a week 6 game starting next year. I do not know exactly how it plays out beyond that. I believe that was the conference's compromise to keep the league from breaking up. Also, thoughts and prayers go out to Coach Glesing. He is a great man and a great coach and he will fight through this and come out stronger.
  5. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    They've been to two straight 4a sectional championship games. Again, give respect where it's due.
  6. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    FK, take a step back and look at the rest of the conference. East will likely continue to run the conference. We understand that. But you must give credit to the other schools in the conference. Both New Albany and Seymour return a lot of guys. Floyd does not. It doesn't mean they don't have talent and can't compete and be successful. They do have an excellent coaching staff and that goes a long way. They could finish as high as second. But when you look at everyone else, NA and Seymour deserve some serious attention. The question will be how they adjust to coaching changes, but NA returns their entire defense (all 11 guys) and most of their offense. With a smooth coaching transition with Cooley having been on staff, they have to be the favorite for # 2. But if Seymour comes together quickly, they too can compete for it as well. With the quality of coaches in this conference, anyone can compete on any given year. Be humble and let the chips fall as they may, but give credit where it is due to everyone else. Best of luck to all teams.
  7. I am not sure who they truly face in game one this year. Harrell's site lists them playing Southwestern High School out of Pulaski County, Kentucky, while the KHSAA has Pulaski County facing them. Jeffersonville played Southwestern last year in what they refer to as a bowl game matchup in Kentucky, which is actually held at Pulaski County High School. Southwestern was the victor 56-26. They are a very solid program led by likely hall of fame coach Larry French, who has been a head coach for 20+ years and won state titles at Boyle County along with a lot of success at Lincoln County. They were 9-4 last season, 8-4 in 2015 and 10-3 in 2014. If it is Pulaski County, that is another tall challenge. Jeff played Pulaski in 2015 and lost 64-26. They finished that season 13-2, with a loss in the state championship game. In 2014, Pulaski finished 13-2 and won the 5A state title. In 2013, they finished 14-1 with a state title loss. Last season, they finished 12-3, again losing in the state championship game. I guess you could say they are quite a solid program with 4 straight state title appearances. Their coach is John Hines, who has been there since 1999. Add in a 3+ hour road trip, and the challenge is tough no matter who you play. Best of luck to the Red Devils this season.
  8. New Albany opens

    No surprise at all. Not many schools will get guys with 15 years of HC experience at any point, let alone with less than two months until official practice begins. Plus, he was the interim since Coutlis stepped down. It will make for a much smoother transition with not having to learn a whole bunch of new systems at this point in the summer. Best of luck to Coach Cooley and the Dawgs.
  9. New Albany opens

    Steve Cooley promoted from OC. Previous head coaching stints at Clarksville, Jeffersonville and Fort Wayne Harding.
  10. Thanks.  I appreciate the feedback.

  11. End Zone Camera

    While Hi-Pod is probably the most affordable product out there, at least in my experience, you get what you pay for. Ours barely made it through one year and was nearly inoperable year two. Yes, it was half the cost, but many components did not hold up. Sorry I don't have a good recommendation, but I would avoid that brand.
  12. Although I have no data readily available, one of the justifications for consolidation lies in the administrative and facility costs. If you take two schools and make it one, you could conceivable lose a principal and an assistant principal salary. That's probably in the neighborhood of $170,000 per year in and of itself. If you also shut down a building, you can save the cost of upkeep, electricity, water, sewer as well as staffing resources for that building. That total is probably hundreds of thousands per year. You could potentially also profit from the sale of that building and its property. I'm not trying to justify shutting schools down or consolidation as there are times where it is warranted and times where it is not.
  13. 2017 Rule Changes Announced

    Faceguarding no longer being a PI call is most interesting to me. That makes it in line with college rules I believe.
  14. Seeding the tournament

    I can't disagree with you at all there. I'm on board for it. We heard the numbers - at least preliminary - at our region meeting on the coaches vote for seeding. It was a poll taken to gain some info on whether or not coaches wanted seeding. The majority were in favor, but it was potentially a slim majority, with as many coaches saying "maybe" as said "no." And the survey wasn't really suggesting seeding everyone, just the top 2. Unfortunately, the participating number was only around 230-240, well shy of the 327 schools we have playing. If everyone who voted maybe ended up voting no, it would have been almost even on the vote. I say this only because it gives insight as to where the debate stands among high school coaches in this state. And it is tough under the current set up to project how only two teams would be seeded because then you get into the 3rd place team who gets a bad draw, etc. I of course say if we seed it needs to be everyone. But it doesn't seem as though that's the step we will take. The thing is there is no perfect set up. People in Kentucky complain and want change. They say there are too many classes (there are 6 but only 220 teams) and it waters things down too much. People in Ohio complain. People in Illinois complain (there you have to have minimum of 5 wins to even be considered). But what I and other qualifier proponents really want is for the regular season to have meaning both during the season and when the tournament rolls around.
  15. Seeding the tournament

    Bob, I believe that our argument for qualification/seeding of tournaments largely falls on deaf ears. And I do understand why. Before I coached in Kentucky, I would have thought it preposterous to have such a tournament because it was the only way I had ever known having grown up here in the state. But after having coached in Kentucky and experienced the thrills of a significant and competitive regular season, I was finally able to understand the benefits behind it. As a coach, I can see both sides. If you are trying to build a program and get numbers and sustain success, the potential of a win in the first round of the playoffs can do wonders for where you are trying to go. The flip side is in a 10 game regular season where you only have 3-5 locked in district games, you have the ability to schedule as needed to build. The playoffs become a goal or a better seed becomes the goal. That is the real reward, in my opinion. I know you and I will always agree on this topic, but it will be a very difficult sell for the majority of people in this state who know nothing else simply because they have not been able to experience a well structured qualifying system - and no the cluster system does not count as such.