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  1. Coaches Salaries

    The football coach at BD is well-compensated, but that doesn't account for everything he is responsible for. Being responsible for a program of 200+ kids, keeping them eligible, disciplined, and playing at a high level is sometimes a 24-hour job. Add in getting them to college, off-season programs, working with the community, parents, etc. THEN we get to game planning and game time.
  2. Carmel should be spelled "Caramel"...that would be delicious.
  3. transfer policy

    I would think that an athlete moving to an apartment in another district would sound alarm bells.
  4. Recently, Ben Davis implemented an "Impact" period where each student goes for 25 minutes daily. They loop with the same teacher for three years. BD also has award-winning programs outside of athletics. Performing arts offerings are second to none. Clubs are healthy. A STEM-certified career center is housed on site with about 40 career programs. An effort is made to connect every kid with something at BD. As far as football goes, each kid works with an academic advisor through Play It Smart. The football program will have kids going to all different sorts of colleges. Some, like the valedictorian...who played on the offensive line...can do whatever he wants athletically or academically. If you are a number at BD, it's likely because you want to be.
  5. Never a more true statement.
  6. So, I'll disregard the rest of your statement. ---------------------------------------------
  7. Sometimes it's hard to keep a secret. Knew this one for a bit as well, but it's good to see people still respect the process. I can't tell you how happy I am for coach and his family. This is an entirely different challenge, and one that Mike will do with the class and humility that he's shown for 18 years as a coach and head coach at BD. You're getting a good one, Mount Vernon. As far as Ben Davis goes, we will miss his leadership, but, as Queen says, "The Show Must Go ON!" and it will.
  8. Oh...the horror...these are just awful years. (Sarcasm intended) 2004 10 3 0 13 0.769231 Tom Allen 2005 6 5 0 11 0.545455 Tom Allen 2006 9 4 0 13 0.692308 Tom Allen 2007 7 4 0 11 0.636364 Mike Kirschner 2008 10 4 0 14 0.714286 Mike Kirschner 2009 5 5 0 10 0.5 Mike Kirschner 2010 6 4 0 10 0.6 Mike Kirschner 2011 10 3 0 13 0.769231 Mike Kirschner 2012 8 2 0 10 0.8 Mike Kirschner 2013 8 3 0 11 0.727273 Mike Kirschner 2014 12 2 0 14 0.857143 Mike Kirschner 2015 6 5 0 11 0.545455 Mike Kirschner 2016 9 4 0 13 0.692308 Mike Kirschner 2017 14 0 0 14 1 Mike Kirschner
  9. Add in Purdue. 213-42 in a very different atmosphere. Here's your Ben Davis run down. The numbers before the rank indicate #of wins behind the coach above them. Rank Coach Wins Losses Ties Games Pct. Years 1 Dick Dullaghan 213 42 0 255 0.835294 1984-2003 118 2 Mike Kirschner 95 36 0 131 0.725191 2007-2017 36 3 Bob Wilbur 59 53 0 112 0.526786 1973-1983 28 4 Lou Parnell 31 26 1 58 0.54386 1949-1955 6 5 Tom Allen 25 12 0 37 0.675676 2004-2006 6 6 Bill McClain 19 48 3 70 0.283582 1963-1969 4 7 Bert "Red" Haviland 15 29 4 48 0.340909 1937-1942 4 8 John Masariu 11 17 0 28 0.392857 1956-1958 4 9 Ralph Crock 7 23 2 32 0.233333 1945-1948 1 10 Bob Britt 6 23 1 30 0.206897 1970-1972 2 11 Woody Baker 4 14 1 19 0.222222 1959-1960 2 12 Trent Gipson 2 18 0 20 0.1 1961-1962 1 13 Chuck Stuckey 1 7 0 8 0.125 1944 1 14 Leo Lentz 0 7 0 0 0 1943 15 0 0 0 0 #DIV/0! 2018-Pres. 488 355 12 855 0.578885 1937-Pres. 1984 5 5 0 10 0.5 Dick Dullaghan 1985 3 6 0 9 0.333333 Dick Dullaghan 1986 7 4 0 11 0.636364 Dick Dullaghan 1987 12 2 0 14 0.857143 Dick Dullaghan 1988 14 0 0 14 1 Dick Dullaghan 1989 7 3 0 10 0.7 Dick Dullaghan 1990 13 1 0 14 0.928571 Dick Dullaghan 1991 14 0 0 14 1 Dick Dullaghan 1992 12 2 0 14 0.857143 Dick Dullaghan 1993 5 4 0 9 0.555556 Dick Dullaghan 1994 8 1 0 9 0.888889 Dick Dullaghan 1995 12 1 0 13 0.923077 Dick Dullaghan 1996 12 2 0 14 0.857143 Dick Dullaghan 1997 13 1 0 14 0.928571 Dick Dullaghan 1998 11 3 0 14 0.785714 Dick Dullaghan 1999 15 0 0 15 1 Dick Dullaghan 2000 12 2 0 14 0.857143 Dick Dullaghan 2001 15 0 0 15 1 Dick Dullaghan 2002 12 3 0 15 0.8 Dick Dullaghan 2003 11 2 0 13 0.846154 Dick Dullaghan
  10. It's my opinion he has never liked Mike for some reason. He (and Tom Allen, for that matter) have constantly been targets of DT's rants over the years. Many a "DT's Dandy Dozen" bullet point dedicated to them.
  11. You can be a great coach, however, regardless of your W-L record. You can have all the resources in the world. You can have 200 kids in the program, but they need to know that someone is in their corner and will be there for them. That the coach is going to help you win games, but more importantly will help you get that diploma and get to college. That the coach will catch them when they inevitably fall. That someone...like the coach will take their call when they mess up. That the coach will support you because no one else will or will find people to put in your life to help you so that when you come back because you got a head coaching job at another Indiana school that he'll help you again. That he cares enough about you and your family that he'll visit your sick parent in the hospital. That he will visit you when you're in intensive care. That he cares enough about you that he'll come to your college games even when he has games of his own to prepare for...and the list goes on. That's a great coach to me, and Mike did all those things. Good coach...great coach...Great MAN. Great REPRESENTATIVE of Ben Davis. That's more important to me than a great .725 winning percentage in the toughest conference in Indiana and against one of the toughest schedules in Indiana.
  12. Goes back years. DT has never liked Mike. For him to say he was a "good coach" is, frankly, surprising. The best part about everything is that we all know who Mike is, and whatever you think of him, he's a great man who cares about kids. I happen to think he was a great coach.
  13. Zero clue. You hear all sorts of rumors. I have no inside knowledge. This is the first time in a long time that BD has been in this position. I will say this, the names I've heard in rumors are all excellent football coaches.
  14. DPI not called if ball is deemed to be uncatchable DPI enforced as a spot foul Defensive holding should come with an automatic first down