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      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  Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Hobart:  Ryan Turley

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  1. 3 points
    Coach Peebles would have been my first choice, so I'm quite happy. I went to school with his dad and the Peebles legacy at Cathedral is immense. I'm glad it didn't take long to name a successor to Rick Streiff. Is it August yet!!!!!
  2. 3 points
    I think it would be come on up, isn't Purdue north (northwest) of Indy? I understand North, South, East and West is hard to grasp for a Boiler fan
  3. 3 points
    Will you please make up your mind? In one of your threads you are insinuating that: 1. PP Coaching Jobs Major exodus over the past few seasons, including both retirements and PP coaches leaving for Public jobs. Is it the perceived bias of the Success Factor? Low pay? Declining numbers? Poor facilities? Diocesen financial woes? A combination of all? Not a good trend for the future of PP high school football. 5. PP Hegemony Only 1 state champ in 2017. Coaches leaving by the bundle. Numbers declining. Bobby Cox's Success Factor has put a governor on the PP engine. Are the PP Glory Days over in Indiana? And now, Cathedral is the "easy" state championship? State championships are accomplishments in and of themselves no matter where they come from. That's why there's only one in each class each year. Coach Peebles doesn't even have his first at Cathedral and you've already taken to seeing if you can make it less of an accomplishment than it would be. As for maintaining legacy, my guess is that PLENTY of the Cathedral coaches will tell you that maintaining Cathedral's legacy is no cakewalk, so I don't see Peebles as "hiding" or "vacationing" at Cathedral. Good luck Coach Peebles!
  4. 3 points
    Lots of negative talk about public education on this thread. Thought I would offer some perspective on the other side of things. Indiana's public education system is in trouble, the state has one of the lowest per pupil funding rates in the country. That, combined with new laws about how teachers get paid has made Indiana an extremely unattractive choice for perspective educators. Just look at the states teacher shortage, you have school districts filling positions with long-term substitutes, at times in key areas like algebra or science. So how does this conversation belong on a football site? The best thing for Indiana's young men is to have consistent examples and role models in their lives. Just look at the schools that consistently win, they have consistent staffs. I hope everyone realizes that teacher pay in Indiana is linked to "Newly available funding", which translates to increased enrollment. No longer can teachers look ahead and see themselves moving up a salary scale year after year. While I have no problem with poor teachers being held accountable, how can you tell a great young teacher that they will never attain the salary of their more experienced co-workers because the districts enrollment is stagnant? I have friends that teach in the state, that if things continue the way they are going, will have 15 years of service in before they make $40,000. How are you going to keep good people around when that is their reward? Their are a lot of great young coaches in Indiana, you look at guys like Ben Geffert at Griffith and Adam Berry at Pioneer. But, how long can those guys afford to stay in the game? Those two communities are not growing, so with no "New Money" those great men will eventually feel a squeeze on them and their families that is shamefully unnecessary and undeserved. You look at the state of Michigan (where I now reside because of being pushed out by Indiana public education) higher pay, a true salary scale, much better retirement plan. Great educators and coaches are leaving for other states, or getting out of the educational system entirely. The only way to climb the scale in Indiana is to be in a growing community, or to move around from school to school hoping that some administration will hire you at an accelerated rate because of your teaching spot being deemed an area of need. This will create a culture of inconsistency, students will never have long-term teachers and coaches to identify with and lean on like many of the readers of this site had as children. For the sake of Indiana communities, Indiana's young people, and Indiana youth sports, people need to know the problems with the current public education situation and vote accordingly to fix them.
  5. 2 points
    I don’t know coach Peebles, but knowing his history with Cathedral it wouldn’t surprise me if this was a dream job. No one wants to lose a great coach, but no one stays in a job forever. Give the guy a break.
  6. 2 points
    Coach Peebles' move certainly goes against the recent trend of PP coaching retirements or moves to the public side. My immediate reaction was surprise and then disappointment, for the reasons I mentioned earlier. In MY view, a public school state championship in 6A at LC is the more impressive accomplishment than any state title Peebles will win at Cathedral, regardless of class. Peebles has a reputation as a builder. There's nothing to build at Cathedral. It's a maintenance job at best. I am sure he will do well, but there were greater rewards and more personal satisfaction to be gained by seeing the job thru at Lawrence Central. I feel bad for those LC people. They've been jilted, after making a major investment. Rightfully, they escorted him off the premises immediately after he delivered the news.
  7. 2 points
    Knowing BDGiant93, I can tell you 100% that he is dedicated to his program and the students he teaches. He has built the BD radio program into one of the top programs annually, not only in the state, but in the nation. He has also received numerous awards while being one of the most humble men you will ever meet. To degrade him in that way shows you are nothing but a coward. Yes, sir, a coward. Shame on you for sitting behind a keyboard and being incredibly disrespectful. I'll bet you didn't know he did do a lot to better himself in his career to get to where he wanted and has built an incredible radio program and many students who are forever grateful for his guidance. Knowing Ralph, he isn't going to Tech. Sorry. Tech also isn't coming to the MIC. Tech can barely get kids to pay their fees. If anything, they have regressed from potentially being able to join. It's just not happening.
  8. 2 points
    Time pull the plug on the program, reallocate resources and convert Sypult stadium into a soccer venue.
  9. 1 point
    L T Helton football coach for over 50 years passed this afternoon. L T recently spent 5 years at Ben Davis and before that 5 years at Danville . He spent over 30 years coaching at the college level with stops at Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, East Tennessee State and Butler. He was a multiple year 2 way starter at Tennessee playing center and inside linebacker. He belongs to multiple hall of fames both at the college and high school level.
  10. 1 point
    Key word...vaguely. LOL When all is lost...go personal.
  11. 1 point
    Two years at LC That's a far cry from "forever."
  12. 1 point
    Ironically, Coach Jensen’s last game and my last game were ... the same game. Despite a disappointing outcome to the game, when it was over he made a point of coming across the field to shake my hand. First class all the way!
  13. 1 point
    Im disappointed and a little surprised to hear this. Winning a state title at LC would have been a much more impressive accomplishment for Peebles than doing the same at Cathedral. Perhaps the pressure of maintaining the legacy got to him. I would expect that the LC admin was bitterly disappointed upon being given this news by the coach.
  14. 1 point
    We had some world class trough dippers back in the day at Highland. I vaguely recall them all driving nice cars. LOL
  15. 1 point
    Why does Tom Allen leave Ben Davis? Why does Kevin Wright leave carmel Why does Kevin OShea leave LCC Why does Rick Streiff leave Cathedral? Why does Rick Wimmer move around? Why did Bill Peebles leave Southport? They were all looking for a bigger/greater/more rewarding challenge. Ralph will eventually do the same. Ralph taking over at Tech would be similar to Wimmer leaving Greenwood to start up the program at Fishers. Huge challenge with a big ultimate reward. These guys are all risk takers, unlike yourself. You will spend your entire career in one place, seeking the safety and security of the trough. Thats OK for some guys, but not the high achievers who strive to reach the top of the mountain.\\
  16. 1 point
    I believe the term "trough dipping" has officially joined the lexicon of The GID. You are all most welcome. https://www.google.com/search?q=lexicon+definition&oq=lexicon&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.3467j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 This is for you millennials.
  17. 1 point
    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.
  18. 1 point
    DT was trying to make the point that teachers overly benefit from waste cronyism and trough dipping. I was asking for evidence. You gave suspect evidence of this happening at the administration level at IPS from a source that can't balance it's own budget. Strike three for trying to move the goalposts.
  19. 1 point
    "I'd got to a banquet in honor of those Somali pirates if they served bacon-wrapped shrimp." ... Can't argue with the man.
  20. 1 point
    DRINK! ... Oh, nevermind, it's not OOB.
  21. 1 point
    1st article is about the Superintendent and administrators. Specifically says money is diverted from students and teachers. Does not support DT's notion that somehow classroom teachers are overpaid. Strike One. On an ironic note, the article is from EAGnews.org There mission is "promoting sensible education reform and exposing those with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo...highlighting every day the need for a student-focused education system that is financially sustainable and will put us on a firm footing to compete globally in the future." They say this and at the same time operate in the RED to the tune of 250K. Strike two.
  22. 1 point
    Congratulations to Frankton's David Delph OL
  23. 1 point
    Not sure but whatever they were doing , it wasn't working . I just think they were in panic mode when FP came back & really looked nervous once FP put pressure on them . I think if your physical with Tell City the Marksmen are trouble & if you can contain Beard & Arnold , they don't have enough other guys that are going to beat a good team . When Tell City got down , they couldn't even hit free throws it was bothering them so much . I guess they are fine when they have a lead but look pretty shaky otherwise .
  24. 1 point
    Vague accusations, however, produce excellent results when it comes to message board pissing matches.
  25. 1 point
    Nah, come on down and Boiler Up!
  26. 1 point
    Special Congrats to Jaret Humphrey of Lewis Cass All State DL for Cass, great season! Jaret was also a 1st team All State guy last Spring in baseball for the Kings. He can hit the baseball a long, long way.
  27. 1 point
    Congrats to all these young men!
  28. 1 point
    Always a great thing for these kids but some of the coaches should be ashamed of themselves.
  29. 1 point
    A win is a win ... no points for being pretty. Anyway, how can you argue with four Caddies? Especially from the man who'd just as soon pick against his own team as he would steal a Wagonmaster out of a starving kid's mouth.
  30. 1 point
    That speaks to the fact that Kokomo has very little football heritage. And also to the extreme weakness of 5A North football. Combined with the overall weakness of 6A north, you could say that northern Indiana big school football is in steep decline, with The Region at the forefront of the decline.
  31. 1 point
    I thought the NCC was trending DOWN???
  32. 1 point
    Wait, what!?!? My wife has done this for 5 years and has never received a penny. It's actually a very tough job that you can't just show up and do. It's amazing how many people it takes to run a swim meet and all but the coaches and official and athletic trainer are volunteers. At club meets the officials are volunteers also.
  33. 1 point
    Im referencing something from back in the 70s. Much before your time G No knock intended. I've just seen public school employees game the system in the past to their own financial advantage and benefit. Im a free market capitalist and want to see everyone do well. I am somewhat astonished however by some of the compensation numbers I have seen over the past decade relative to teacher salaries. Knowing all districts are not the same, the old adage that "teachers don't make any money" doesnt ring true anymore.
  34. 1 point
    Please point to an example of a specific individual who held this many positions with overlapping duties and time commitments. Let's also not ignore the fact you are talking about a teacher on the top end of the pay structure. Very few people who are 25-30 years into the career are going to do all the things you list on your list and commit to a 70 hour week. Since this appears to be a knock on a teacher do you think 80K is an inappropriate level of compensation for a person with 25 years experience a graduate degree working 70 hours a week? Just curious?
  35. 1 point
    Good luck finding a school that will let you coach all those sports while you are sitting in the truancy room after school, or working the scoreboard for another sport :)
  36. 1 point
    DrivenT, think of it this way. You taking over the program is the only way to be certain there will be no development of "bro" culture for the Trojans.
  37. 1 point
    Pre Season favorites: 1a: Pioneer 2a: Mater Dei Southridge 3a: Memorial 4a: East Central 5a: Columbus East 6a: Warren Central
  38. 1 point
    I don't know how many of you are watching on Directv, but the banner and the guide description both say: Southrige vs. Woolan. Kinda funny, the "d" is missing from both team names. It sure isn't missing in the actual game!
  39. 1 point
    I think the lack of an early announcement means that he's looking hard at IU. Kansas is a known commodity, and how much will we really learn about Vandy this year anyway? The question is what is Romeo looking for, and what will he see. Can dysfunction yield to enough structure by January? Does he want the pressure of being a savior for a program if IU struggles? There are a lot of variables, and hopefully everything I hear about him having a good head on his shoulders is true and he comes up with a decision with no regrets.
  40. 1 point
    Find it odd that Garland would tell ESPN 3 hours before he was suppose to announce, even if he did think its pretty low of Paul Bicardi to worry more about his Journalism job and not let this kid tell the nation himself and take away from HIS day. He had the rest of the day to write his 330 word half- A** article over it come on man.
  41. 1 point
    I'm thinking/hoping they both come to Bloomington...would be a kick in the nuts if UNC lands Romeo though
  42. 1 point
    Romeo and Garland both are looking more and more like IU may be at the top of their favorites, or at least their parents preferred choice. Crossing my fingers IU can pull in both great prospects with hoosier ties.
  43. 0 points
    You seem to know a lot of people, and have a lot of insight into their career intentions. I doubt it, however. BD93 showed the same level of disrespect for Coach Ralph that supposedly I showed for him. The knife cuts both ways my friend.
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