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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. About ten years ago (maybe longer), Elmhurst dropped Snider from their schedule to pick up an easier opponent. That opponent was Coldwater. I remember that Coldwater's coach wasn't thrilled that his team was chosen as a game to soften Elmhurst's schedule. . The game was over at halftime. Coldwater isn't Snider (much smaller), but pound for pound they have always been one of the better teams in Ohio. I agree, it would be nice to see Coldwater cross the border again. They would be a good opponent for Leo, Woodlan, or New Haven.
  2. Marion Local will be favored to win this game, but there won't be anything comfortable about it. I agree with Coach H on that. Let's not forget that Woodlan is a state champion caliber football program, and they have been for the past three seasons. They are also one of very few Indiana football teams who have knocked heads with Ohio in recent seasons with success. I believe they are 2-1 against Lima Central Catholic............a pretty good football program. Personally, I'm looking forward to my first Woodlan football game when they host Marion Local on August 24. I hope the Warriors are 1-0 going into that game. If they take down Leo in Week 1, their game against Marion Local will get lots of media attention.
  3. Did I not say "Warsaw will still have a tougher road to the state championship than Mishawaka did?" I can tell you how it can get tougher than Carmel and Penn.................how about Snider, Carmel, and Penn?
  4. He goes from a school with an enrollment of 1476 to one with 2133. His pool of talent to choose from just got a 31% boost. Now, with that in mind, Warsaw will still have a tougher road to a state championship than Mishawaka did. Overall though, I think he can field a better team in Warsaw based on enrollment alone.
  5. Outside the Fort Wayne news coverage area, everyone thinks Snider is Fort Wayne Snider. It's just the way it is. I bet the people of Evansville refer to "Evansville" Reitz as just Reitz. The people of South Bend refer to "South Bend" Clay as just Clay. Lafayette Central Catholic as just Central Catholic. Muncie Central as just Central. If someone from Evansville was discussing North Side they would refer to them as Fort Wayne North Side, otherwise the other person in the conversation wouldn't know what the heck they were talking about.
  6. Are either of the Ohio games local? I hope the Warriors work hard in the off season. Ohio schools are a different beast.
  7. Butler Basketball

    Wow. As a member of the Big East and two finals appearances in the last decade, I would think the "Mid-Major" feel would have been long gone. So how did Blueitt end up leaving the state? Article from Inside the Hall in 2014..........."At last weekend’s Hensley Memorial Spiece Run-N-Slam Classic in Fort Wayne, Bluiett listed Butler, Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Depaul and Cincinnati as the schools that he felt had made him a priority, in that order." So if Butler, from the city he grew up in, showed him the MOST interest, how in the heck did he end up at Xavier? And to add insult to injury, he defeats his hometown team and puts his index finger over his lips to hush the crowd. That was absolutely pathetic and shows the kid has no class whatsoever. I wish there was a way for the City of Indianapolis to ban him from entering the city ever again. IMO, Butler is the most attractive place in the State of Indiana to play basketball, followed close behind by Notre Dame. Those two programs not only offer a good education, but also consistency in the win column. Indiana and Purdue? The names speak for themselves. So our state is represented by the Big East, ACC, and the Big Ten. The three best basketball conferences in the country. Yet a kid from Indiana can't seem to find a school in his home state good enough to attend. Butler offers a good education. A winning tradition. Hinkle Fieldhouse. And a pretty cool city that has a lot to offer. Yet our state's best athletes prefer to go elsewhere. Butler's coaches use them as a launching pad to coach at Ohio State. Butler should be a destination school for a coach and a top consideration for a player. There's something about "The Butler Way." It developes both coaches and players.
  8. Butler Basketball

    Watching the Butler/Xavier game and the Bulldogs are getting whipped 29-11 on their home floor. Xaiver's leading scorer is from Indy averaging 19.2 point per game. Another player from Indy, a freshman sporting the number 1 jersey, averages 5 points. Butler has one kid from Indianapolis. So my question is............where is the loyalty? Why do our best kids choose to represent other states? Do our kids not realize that there is enough talent in our state for Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame, and Purdue to be the best four teams in the country? They just need to stay home. A marquee player from Fort Wayne chose Louisville last year..............sad.
  9. Would Dwenger rather play Carroll and Homestead or Cathedral, Chatard, and LaSalle? Which schedule better prepares the Saints for a post season run? The reason it has such a profound affect on Snider is that the Panthers have to somehow prepare themselves for a playoff in which they have to compete against schools twice their size. Good, football isn't same when Dwenger isn't knocking heads with Snider for SAC supremacy. A Dwenger team that isn't competitive is like a Steelers team that isn't competitive. It just doesn't seem right.
  10. Not that I like Bob, but it's a legitimate question. I wouldn't call it "sad." New Haven has built a pretty good football program, so the idea of going outside the program to find a proven head coach wouldn't have been a bad idea. However, hiring a guy from within who has been with the program for 13 years isn't such a bad idea either. I like the move personally, but I'm not going to blame someone for asking if he's the "best candidate." It's actually a compliment to the program. If Prarie Heights asked the band director to double as the head football coach, would anyone even care? New Haven isn't Prarie Heights.