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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 Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romaine 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  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  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer  Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara  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  Clarksville:  Joby Turner 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  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street Knightstown:  Kevin Miller  Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Kokomo:  Brett Colby  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones Elwood:  Joe Kwisz


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  1. While I didn't have the answer for your speculation; do you just suppose, David Watercutter, whose day job is a financial advisor within his and his father's firm, may wanted to have less responsibilities with the football team? Dave's son Ryan, on the IU football team has answered your query, and the reason wasn't because of a dismissal. And your condescending remark not withstanding. Ryan Watercutter‏ @R_Watercutter85 Follow @R_Watercutter85 More Very proud of my Dad’s dedication to the BD football program. Last year was his last season as DC. He spent 23 years on the coaching staff as a VOLUNTEER! Truly shows his passion for the game and players involved! Dwenger football will always be instilled into our family! 12:29 PM - 23 Feb 2018 Yes, Dave Watercutter does still have a son, who plays football for the 'Saints', and he will be a 'junior' for the 2018 campaign. There is no reason, I can deduct, for your condescending remark.
  2. February 19, 2018 | REGGIE HAYES: Jason Garrett embraces dual role of campus minister and Bishop Dwenger High School football coach High School Sports Feb 19, 2018 Reggie Hayes rhayes@news-sentinel.com Jason Garrett, newly hired Bishop Dwenger High School football coach, kneels at midfield Friday at the school's field. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of news-sentinel.com) Every Friday during high school football season, the Bishop Dwenger Saints players and coaches climb into their buses. Because their home games are at Zollner Stadium, about 2½ miles from the high school campus, every game is a road game. The bus ride is just one of the traditions new head coach Jason Garrett can close his eyes, see, hear and smell. “The men put on their helmets and leave them unstrapped,” Garrett said. “As soon as the first guy sees the lights, they start snapping it up. Whew. It still sends chills down my spine.” There’s a reason why Dwenger had only five head coaches in the previous 53 years of its program. It’s a destination job. The program has a state reputation not only for tradition, but for excellence on and off the field. Expectations are high, but shared. Times can sometimes be tough, but the Dwenger family ties are tougher. Those most loyal to the program would point to the strength of the spiritual aspect of the Catholic school’s team. Garrett, whose primary job is Dwenger campus minister, can certainly relate to the integration of faith with football. RELATED STORY: Bishop Dwenger names Jason Garrett new football coach Garrett met with the players Thursday after he was announced as the successor to the retiring Chris Svarczkopf, and he gave each player a nail. They hope to build on the school’s four state, nine semi state, 20 regional and 24 sectional titles. Video Interview: LINK https://youtu.be/L7sKHHIb-ik “I see it as being a herald of the great tradition,” Garrett said. “Not just the snapping of the helmets, but the style of play and, more importantly, who we are as men as coaches and who we are as young men, and how that is lived out on the field and off the field.” Garrett, 48, brings experience as a head coach. He has led the Dwenger baseball team to three conference titles, three sectional titles and a regional title in four years. But, more importantly, he brings the resume of someone who understands the value of faith, family, sacrifice and teamwork. FAMILY TIES Jason and Sharon Garrett met when both were students at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, even though they were raised in Fort Wayne 10 minutes from each other. They married in 1993 and their first year together Jason was resident director of a 100-plus freshmen men’s dorm at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. “We survived that, so everything else was going to be easy after that,” Jason Garrett said. That was indeed the start of something big. Here’s the list of Jason and Sharon’s children and their ages: Emily, 24; Dominic, 22: Louis, 20; Grace, 19; Michael, 17; Cecilia, 15; Simon, 14; Xavier, 12; Lydia, 9; Blaise, 7; and Jude, 4. “We didn’t set out with any particular goal in mind or a desire for a big family,” Garrett said. “Of our 13 children, two were miscarriages and are in heaven and we cherish their lives. With our pro-life stance, there’s value in that. We have 11 running around on earth here. “We got to three children and said, ‘We’re outnumbered. It doesn’t matter from here.’ After that, we were going for more help.” Should his wife be referred to as Saint Sharon? “She would blush,” he said. “But that’s a fact.” The size of his family is a conversation starter, even in the interview process. And it’s legitimate. How will he have time to be campus minister, father to a huge family, and coach? “Having been blessed with a large family, we’ve learned to make sacrifices together,” Garrett said. “My wife was the first one to encourage me to apply and pursue the position. My kids have been on the baseball diamond and the football field with me and the younger ones come out to practice and kind of feel a part of it.” Garrett and his family, in other words, remained connected on the field. Connections, too, helped make Garrett’s case a strong one to take over as head coach. DWENGER CONNECTIONS REVIVED Garrett played football, baseball and few other sports at Dwenger, graduating in 1988. His high school coach was Andy Johns, who ran the program from 1980 to 2001 before turning the reins over to Svarczkopf. Garret’s condensed post-high school resume: After Saint Joseph’s College, he earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling at Northern State. He became the national director for Conquest Clubs and Programs, a leadership program for fathers and sons. He served as executive director of Redeemer Radio in its early days, worked as a pastoral associate at Saint Mary’s in Decatur and returned to Dwenger in 2012. Before his time in the Dwenger high school football program, he was in charge of the St. Charles middle school football program. When Garrett returned to Dwenger, he became the freshman football coach. His assistant was Fred Tone, the long-time principal and coach who passed away after a 2015 illness. Tone was an assistant to Johns when Garrett played at Dwenger. “Fred kind of came out of retirement and we coached together,” Garrett said. “That freshman team ended up state champions (as seniors) in 2015. That was neat in a lot of ways.” Dwenger football made a video of its traditions, with Tone explaining them, before that 2015 run. It was also a season where Ernie Bojrab filled in as interim head coach while Svarczkopf also dealt with cancer. Garrett’s role as campus minister was especially vital during that season, too. “I look back at that and say thank goodness for the traditions and the things we have here,” Garrett said. “Everything is laid out and structured, and having those guys be such a big part of everything fueled the attitude and motivation.” That 2015 season, with the illnesses of Svarczkopf and Tone, was a test for everyone and ultimately revealed the strength of the program’s cohesiveness. “When I graduated here 30 years ago, in 1988, I never would have dreamed I’d be in the same halls, and now as football coach,” Garrett said. “It’s pretty inspiring to be part of it.” EMBRACING A NEW ROLE Garrett will coach baseball this spring, then give up that position to concentrate his coaching duties fully on football year round. With his job as campus minister, his responsibilities as husband and father, and his new identity as the head football coach, Garrett’s busy life will be even busier. “When you are able to get to the point in life where what you do is more of an expression of who you are, you’ll be very happy you’re busy,” Garrett said. “Not all days will you wake up and go, ‘Yes, another long day!’ but it’s very fulfilling. Working with young men, they inspire me far, far more than I’ve ever given inspiration myself.” After receiving the go-ahead to pursue the head coaching job from his wife, Garrett spoke with Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese. He wanted to talk about the compatibility of minister and football coach. Rhoades told Garrett he felt the two roles, minister and coach, work well as complementary positions. “Chris did a great job of bringing virtue and themes of Christ-like leadership and integrating those into practice and such,” Garrett said. “So we’ll continue to build upon that. We want to focus on helping young men become great men.” Garrett vows developing quality men will remain the most important tradition of Bishop Dwenger football. This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Email Reggie Hayes at rhayes@
  3. Following an extensive search, we are pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Garrett as the new head football coach. The selection committee was comprised of area retired coaches, athletic directors, assistant football coaches, Bishop Dwenger Administration, the school chaplain and a school board member. There were dozens of applications reviewed, multiple candidates considered, and five candidates interviewed. The committee recommended Coach Garrett and the recommendation was approved by BD Administration and the Diocese. Go Saints! John Bennett Athletic Director The 'Saints' have hired from within. Jason Garrett has previously been the Head Frosh Coach, the Varsity Offensive 'Line' Coach, and recently the Offensive Coordinator. He is a graduate of Bishop Dwenger, and since his employment had begun within the Diocese, Jason has been the Campus Minister for the high school, and the Head Baseball Coach. Media reports of the appointment, may or may not be more extensively informative. This short announcement here should fulfill the wonderment of some contributors to this forum, and topic.
  4. Supposedly, the search, and the interviewed candidate selection, has been completed. Next is the vetting process, by the Diocesan School Office, and the Bishop's Chancery. If all of the applicant's requirements have been accepted, the designatie will be informed of the completed vetting, and shall be presented with the position. Upon acceptance, the 'new' head coach's name shall be announced to the appropriate media services for publication. It has been suggested, this may come to fruition by the end of this (Feb. 12th. through the 16th.) week. Can you find it within yourself to restrain your curiosity for possibly six more days?
  5. Well, there are many different approaches to follow to the 350 LBS. mark you've mentioned. One way is large girth waistline accompanied with a dunlop belly (belly dunlops over the belt), and the other is the high muscle quotient to fat level of a trimmer middle, and no extended abdomen. Which is the preferred?
  6. 'BIG' Joe Tippmann, a Junior, who has just finished his 2017 Football Season, has committed to the Wisconsin 'Badgers' of the 'BIG 10'.
  7. http://www.bishopdwenger.com/Data/Accounts/Files/1/Varsity_FB_HeadCoach.pdf
  8. Application requests information for the Head Coaching position, has been posted on the Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger H.S. Website; since November 29, 2017: bishopdwenger.com , or you can click directly on the following Link: http://www.bishopdwenger.com/Data/Accounts/Files/1/Varsity_FB_HeadCoach.pdf
  9. This whole replacement process will be conducted by selection committee. It's doubtful, that this committee's work has already begun, or officially, has it been formed. More then likely sooner then later. The position opening will need to be posted first, on many different media sites and clearing houses, whereby, all interested candidates will be informed to inquire about the qualifications, and then render an application, accompanied by a resume, with references.
  10. It is quite obvious, that neither team, so far, is playing at their best. What will the second half bring? Surly the strategy adjustment, along with the usual pep talk, should inoculate both squads to pick up the pace.
  11. Joe Tippmann, has an Official N.D. Visit this Saturday, November 18th. Just in time for the NAVY Game
  12. Those baseball fields, are not on the Bishop Dwenger High School Property. Those are a portion of the Fort Wayne community Schools complex for Northwood Middle School, which is across the road from Dwenger. Dwenger is on the South side of East Washington Center Road, and The public middle school, is on the North side of the street.