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      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  Bill Marshall Promoted  Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romison Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Trent Fine Hired 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 Dan Rector Hired  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 Ron Quals Hired  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer Greg Mose Hired   Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara Doug Armstrong Hired 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  Michael Torgerson Hired Clarksville:  Joby Turner Justin Boser Hired  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  Raymond Jones Hired From Fountain Central Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner Jason Simmons Hired from Noblesville  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street  Jon Kirschner Promoted  Knightstown:  Kevin Miller Chad Montgomery Hired Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Travis Wray Promoted  Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Keith Kinder Promoted Kokomo:  Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos Brian Parker Hired  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones  Ryan Hall Hired  Elwood:  Joe Kwisz Chuck Foga Hired Noblesville:  Jason Simmons Justin Roden Hired from East Central  Jeffersonville:  Alfonzo Browning Brian Glesing Hired from Floyd Central Wabash:  Floyd McWhirt  Adam Handley Hired Fairfield:  Bob Miller Matt Thacker Hired East Central:  Justin Roden Don Stonefield (Interim )  Munster:  Leroy Marsh  Jason Grunewald promoted Floyd Central:  Brian Glesing  James Bragg Hired Tell City:  Josh Teague Aaron Clements Hired Pike Central:  Erik Mattingly Dave Stephens Hired Crawford County:  Kevin Mills Northwestern Steve Dibler  Patrick Rosner hired  Gary West:  Jason Johnson Collin McCullough Hired


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  1. School Fight Songs

    Did you know that the Maroons have - or, at least, had at one time - a marching kazoo band that played at their football games? Quite a sight.
  2. You fail, but obviously they don’t. I’d like to hear from @Trojan Dad and other CG faithful about the hue and cry being raised in the district over this extravagance... or not.
  3. Just like one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, one man’s waste is another man’s investment. The folks at Center Grove have decided that, for their community, this makes sense. In another community, e.g., Frankfort, it might not. But, by all accounts, the Center Grove community is thriving. So, for my money, they’re entitled to the benefit of the doubt. Not all return on investment is capable of precise measurement. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
  4. You don’t get to decide how other people spend their money.
  5. It’s ironic that kids are being held out of football at a time when the sport is safer than it has ever been. There is a lot of work being done now to attempt to quantify risks, and to assess the effect that rules changes, contact restrictions in practice, and new coaching techniques have on those risks. But that’s going to take some time. I’m confident that 10-15 yrs. down the road, the pendulum will swing back the other way.
  6. By all accounts, a true student athlete. He will be very successful at Notre Dame.
  7. That is your speculation, not mine.
  8. I don’t think it’s appropriate to “out” people who applied for a job and didn’t get it, unless it’s reported in the media, or the guy being “outed” is OK with it. i will say, however, that with the naming of the new coach at Hanover Central, if you knew who the other finalist was for that job, you would be absolutely stunned.
  9. Cathedral and Penn

    I saw Naperville Central in person last year. They ended up winning the DuPage Valley Conference. I would put them on a par with Carmel, Center Grove, Cathedral, Penn, etc. I thought they were a step below the Warren, BD level.
  10. I think the “late” decision by Coach Marsh was more a reflection of the fact that the successor was already hand-picked, so there was no concern about continuity or transition. As to DT’s observations about the decline of Region football over the years, I think his last two points are very accurate: * Gun shy and resource hoarding admins have no interest in taking a chance on an outside candidate, regardless of resume. * There is no push from the community to hire a difference maker.
  11. As expected. http://www.nwitimes.com/high-school/munster/munster-selects-jason-grunewald-as-new-mustangs-football-coach/article_f55789f7-38f1-509d-a153-baddee8e32d2.html
  12. Cathedral and Penn

    HF’s Coach Greg Buzea is no stranger to Freed Field, if that’s where the Penn-HF game will take place. He took the Portage Indians there several times ... without much success. But I particularly remember the 1998 regional, when Portage staggered the Kingsmen with 2 quick TDs, and was in good position to add a third when a roughing the passer call went Penn’s way. They ended up kicking a field goal, and eventually won, 23-21.
  13. Anthony Johnson - South Bend Adams, Notre Dame, and 5 different NFL teams, including both the Colts and Bears.
  14. Valparaiso Head Coach

    He will do very well at Valpo.