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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 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  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer Greg Mose Promoted  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 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  Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Kokomo:  Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones Elwood:  Joe Kwisz Noblesville:  Jason Simmons


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  1. Gotta wonder if Mishawaka's move down to 4A this season played into this at all. They had played up at the 5A level for the previous 2 seasons. Did Coach Curtis want to stay up at 5A? We'll probably never know, but there was an awful lot of discussion around what Mishawaka would do. A lot of people on this board (as I recall) seemed to think that Curtis would not want to drop down to 4A.
  2. Valparaiso Head Coach

    Coach Mueller we hardly knew ye..... NWI Time: Valpo High football coach abruptly resigns less than three weeks after being hired
  3. Valparaiso Head Coach

    I don't find my self agreeing wholeheartedly with DT very often...but...yeah, it just seems weird.
  4. It appears that Steven Mueller will be the next Valparaiso head coach. NWI Times: Valparaiso High School will hire Steven Mueller as football coach
  5. Significant bump in regular season competition for New Prairie, but definitely a good change for both teams.
  6. That may have some truth, but the fact is he was arrested for DUI on November 18th. I'm pretty sure that sealed the deal as far as his "retirement". http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-hobart-turley-dui-st-1209-20171208-story.html Hopefully they are able to bring in someone to keep the momentum going. I thought they had a pretty decent last couple years. They just really struggled at the end of the season this year. A lot of football history there as well as great new facilities.
  7. Seeding could be handled by a regional committee that would seed all classes. Divide the state into 4 (or 8) regions. Coaches from 1A-6A are selected and the committee seeds each sectional. Using Sagarin exclusively would be awful. Just from this year in Sectional 9 the top 2 (LaPorte and Michigan City) and bottom 2 (Munster and South Bend Adams) were clear. If you were seeding this sectional by only Sagarin ratings then Michigan City would have been the 1 and LaPorte the 2. However, LaPorte beat Michigan City head to head (albeit in a last second win). Should LaPorte have been the 1 seed based on the head to head victory rather than a couple point difference in Sagarin ratings? Plus, one of Michigan City's losses wasn't even factored into Sagarin since it was to Homewood Flossmoor. Seeding sectionals has to happen. There are so many complaints about needing the regular season to mean something. Let's reward the teams that performed in the regular season with home games and the best opportunity to advance.
  8. Minnesota has a similar system to what has been discussed here. Early round games (basically our sectionals) are seeded and home team advantage is given to the higher seeded teams. Once each division is down to what we would consider our regional round they have a week of neutral site games. The sites are predetermined at the beginning of the season and some host multiple games. Larger high school fields and some of the smaller university fields are used. The semi-state rounds are all held in U.S. Bank Stadium in a 3 day playoff. There are 4 games on Thursday, 5 on Friday and 5 on Saturday. Minnesota has 1A-6A like Indiana but they also have a 9-man division. The state championships are also held in U.S. Bank Stadium over 2 days (Friday & Saturday). The set up creates some pretty cool match-ups and opportunities for not just fans of the teams playing, but for all fans. There are some sites that are used for back-to-back games on either a Friday night (5:00 PM start and 8:00 PM start) or Saturdays (afternoons and evenings). I think a neutral field hosting back to back regional games from different classifications would be a great thing.
  9. Sectionals need to be seeded at a minimum. This is so easy and can be accomplished locally and not by the IHSAA. I'm an advocate of arranging semi-state and potentially regional games at neutral sites as well.
  10. Michigan City at Kokomo

    '95 team had to be Lenard Spicer. He was a beast.
  11. Regional scores

    Michigan City - 21 Concord - 7 Final
  12. Regional scores

    Lowell - 18 New Prairie - 14 Under 2 in the 3rd
  13. Regional scores

    New Prairie - 14 Lowell - 11 5:13 left in the 3rd
  14. Regional scores

    Michigan City - 21 Concord - 7 5 minutes to go
  15. Regional scores

    Lowell - 11 New Prairie - 7 Half