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      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   10/31/2017

      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier  Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle  Evansville North:  Brett Szabo  Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May Peru:  Bob Prescott  North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Evansville Central:  Andy Owens  River Forest: Austen Robison  Shelbyville:  Pat Parks  Rushville:  Scott McMurray  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown  Highland:  Trent Grinder  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer  Warsaw:  Phil Jenson Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara  Tri-Central:  George Gilbert  Shane Arnold Promoted Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Hobart:  Ryan Turley Anderson Prep Academy Randy Albano  Clarksville:  Joby Turner New Haven  Jim Rowland S.B. Clay:  Will Porter


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Everything posted by Impartial_Observer

  1. Pat Parks Retiring

    Big loss for the high school game in Indiana, Coach Parks is truly one of the great guys in coaching. Congrats and enjoy your retirement coach Parks.
  2. Rankings

    Bison, I'm not whining, just stating things as I see them. I'll take your word for the reason for the change, but there were usual suspects doing some complaining, and we both know it. As I stated, we do what we do and I don't worry about ratings anymore. It is what it is and I have no control over it. I do agree, I think we should be told how schools vote. My main point with it is, if we have a coach who's upset with us, I don't want to keep taking his games and pouring salt in the wound. I think one of the biggest issues with the current system is coaches and AD's don't understand it. When I was a HC my AD asked how come I gave everyone a 5 and there were a couple of 3's. I explained to him how the system worked and actually giving an official/crew a 4 basically hurt them. He said he had no idea. He said he routinely gave 4's thinking he was helping them out. I voted under both systems, but never voted for anyone that I hadn't seen. Some guys I voted for based on watching them work college ball when I would see them while watching my daughter play.
  3. Rankings

    The IHSAA will NOT give up control. For a brief period of time you could only vote on crews you had had in the last three years. When the usual suspects quit getting sectional finals and some new blood started moving up, that changed. I gave up worrying about this crap years ago, life became much less stressful. FYI coaches, you can screw a crew just as bad giving them a 2 or a 3 and you don't have to answer the stupid irrelevant questions.
  4. When I grow up, I want to be Ron Swanson. Logan has a couple of former teammates that always swore I was Ron Swanson's long lost brother.
  5. Pawnee did give us Ron Swanson.
  6. That's kind of what you do isn't it?
  7. Sure because in the real world you're always on a level playing field. The success factor has achieved it's goal, at least this year. But in my opinion it's just an extension of our penalize success to be fair society. Wins and losses are not necessarily the measuring stick of high school sports, and I would think the success factor is counter productive to teaching life lessons.
  8. It appears Lysander got into the liquor cabinet early this holiday weekend. Good for you my friend.
  9. Hoosier Hills Conference - changes?

    Gate money goes into the athletic fund. In most schools basketball and football are about the only revenue generators. Most sports are money losers. Athletic programs in Indiana are required to operate in the black and be self supporting. When talking about facility upgrades, new bleachers, field turf, etc., that is different money. This is why fundraising, parents clubs, etc. have become so prevalent.
  10. Central vs East Central

    Success factor would be the only EC moves to 5A.
  11. Suggested rule change

    We beat our heads against the wall as softball coaches trying to come up with something along these lines. I think everyone is on board about doing the right thing as far as kid is concerned. The problem was always the coach was willing to do the right thing...but no one trusted the guy down the road and knew he would cheat.
  12. Central vs East Central

    Bears, Trojans, and Tigers are all mascots.
  13. Central vs East Central

    Central. Iron Man?
  14. Central vs East Central

    This will be the coolest Football experience you've ever had outside the Reitz Bowl. Friday nights in St Leon are an event.
  15. Spiking the football

    In all honesty if the ball touches a lineman's foot or ankle, is anyone really going to see that? In a hurry up situation you're focused on making sure everyone is set, then making sure the clock gets stopped. QB by rule has to be under center and throw the ball forward. Has anyone ever actually watched the ball all the way in flight to the ground?
  16. HS Coach Resigns Over Death Threats

    My former U had an angry parent follow him to his car after a lower level game, yelling all the way. My U got to his unmarked ISP cruiser, unlocked the door, grabbed a pair of handcuffs off the light control and asked is there going to be a problem? This was over a MS Football game. Another guy I have worked with and known for years was beaten pretty good at Beech Grove last year in a youth game by a parent. As a coach we talked constantly to our teams about perspective. Eight people are dead in New York because of some maniac. People in Puerto Rico are still trying to survive after a hurricane over a month ago. Mexico is still digging out after a horrendous earthquake, and we're playing a game. The sun will come up tomorrow regardless of the outcome of this game, I promise. I've dealt with a death threat at work, it never concerned me that much, but it scared the hell of me about my family. What if he showed up at my house and I wasn't there? This was 20 years ago, today is a completely different world.
  17. Illegal Motion vs. False Start

    I've got illegal motion. He does not appear to be simulating a snap and could possibly be in the process of resetting, save for the ball being snapped.
  18. Those who are not busy being born are busy dying. Robert Zimmerman I never tip toed around my daughter, and I think she ended up better off for it.
  19. Bad Weather (Favorite Games)

    Must be from the Dave Enright coaching tree.
  20. Lousy OP in my opinion, however I think the discussion is bringing up some good dialogue. 1. Football loses a LOT of good young coaches to burnout and time issues, particularly with young families. Is the time spent necessary or is the time spent just because the guy down the road is doing it? 2. Demands that ALL coaches put on high school athletes is stupid in my opinion. Two years ago the Student Advisory Council voted unanimously that they wanted no contact in the summer, much like most of us had back in the day. I have long maintained that you reach a point of diminishing returns working on a fall sport all winter and spring. When I was coaching Softball, I know a lot of schools had open gyms all fall. Are you really going to gain anything with HS kids in September that's going to help you in May? 3. How many athletes are your program losing due to demands of other sports? Or even the demands that you put on them? I feel like these are major concerns that need to be looked at moving forward for our sport.
  21. Bad Weather (Favorite Games)

    North Decatur at South Decatur 2012, week 8. 42º when we pulled in the parking lot, it started raining as we walked into the locker room. Alternated between a heavy downpour and monsoon during the course of the game. At times the rain was horizontal with the wind blowing. Temp was 35º when we left. Adding to the mix we had about a 45 minute delay during the second quarter waiting on an ambulance. I changed clothes at halftime as everything was soaked. I have never been so cold in my life.
  22. We currently have an "all in" format. In my opinion lobbing for less than all in at this point is a solution looking for a problem. In recent years we've had championship scores of: 56-14 34-7 33-6 31-7 77-42 56-7 56-6 42-7 54-0 52-0 What is the point of this thread? We're suppose to pass judgement on all these games based on the fact they lost? Perhaps even do away with their Football programs. As is evidenced with these numbers the losers in these games had great seasons. They made it to the ship, and for whatever reason the wheels fell off. My suggestion to DT, Muda, and those of their ilk, put a proposal together, poll the principals, gain their overwhelming support, present it to the IFCA, get their blessing, present it to the IIAAA, get their approval, and lastly present it to the IHSAA's Annual Meeting.
  23. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    Have BNL and FC already been eliminated from the tournament? Did I miss something?
  24. FYI, the first game posted Trinity/Union Dugger was in fact a club game.
  25. Best Comeback Lines

    Many moons ago, home team is ahead late in the game, they have not beat the visitors in a VERY long time. Visitors are attempting the throw the ball, not their forte. Home pics the ball off around midfield, I'm the covering official on the home team's sideline with the ball. Keeping in mind I have no idea what happened around the QB, much less that there was a flag. I was just the nearest striped shirt to vent to, coach comes sprinting at me: Coach: Are you kidding me that's the worst call I've ever seen Me: Apparently you haven't been around very long Coach: What! Me: Because he's made a lot worse calls than that Coach scratches his head and walks off, his team went on to win the game.