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      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   10/19/2017

      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier Brian Nay Hired Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Derek Thompson Hired  James Broyles 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 Jeremy Reynolds Hired Northwestern Steve Dibler  Patrick Rosner hired  Gary West:  Jason Johnson Collin McCullough Hired Indianapolis Washington :  ?    Steve Moorman Hired Indianapolis Attucks: ?   Ibrahim Tawfeek Hired North Newton Jeff Bean Scott Rouch Promoted Madison Grant:  Kyle Booher Brady Turner Promoted 


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  1. Friday, Aug. 17 Caston at West Central, 7 pm Culver at North Judson©, 7:30 pm Knox at Winamac©, 7:30 pm LaVille at Culver Academy, 7:30 pm Pioneer at Cass, 7 pm Triton at South Central, 7:30 pm West Central 13 Caston 6 As everyone is aware this might be the only game of the year for the Comets and it looks to be competitive against the Trojans. However, the fact that the Trojans will be able to keep some fresh bodies in the game will be the deciding factor. North Judson 35 Culver 12 The Jays will be much improved in all three phases of the game this year. They have over a dozen seniors so this should be the year that the Jays get back in the win column on a more consistent basis. The Cavs lost all of their offensive and defensive fire power from last year. This game will be out of reach by the end of the first half. Knox 18 Winamac 6 The Warriors close the gap this year against the Redskins, but it will still not be enough. The Redskins won't be nearly as athletic overall as the past couple seasons, but they still have a wrecking ball that will carry the load against Winamac. Winamac is building towards the future, and will face some growing pains. Culver Academy 49 LaVille 7 The Lancers will place 2nd in the HNAC this year and win a sectional, but the Eagles of Culver Academy are simply on another level. This is a great game for the Lancers as long as they can keep everyone healthy. Pioneer 40+ Cass 0 As with every regular season game this year, the Panthers can pick and choose when and how to score at anytime. Luckily for the conference, Coach Berry is a class act and won't embarrass teams by posting 80+ points a week. South Central 22 Triton 21 The Satellites ground game will be able to control the clock and pick up the win. The Trojans will hit some big passes, but it won't be enough to seal the deal.
  2. With 40 days until kick off, how are teams looking? We have heard about Pioneer and LaVille, but what about the other teams?
  3. Who in their right mind would want to step into this situation? I say 10 games. Who will take the Over/ Under on how long the next coach will be around.
  4. The word on the street is that Coach White was able to lure in a Blue Jay legend to shore up the defense that has given up over 300 points the last couple seasons. Look for the Jays to be much improved and play with that old school Judson swagger again. Can not confirm, but I have heard that the new coach may be the Grand Marshall at this weekend's MintFest in his GTO
  5. With just over two months left before the opening week, it is about time to get this thread going. What are the rumors and shake ups going on with each team? Word in St. Joseph County... LaVille has cleaned some house in the coaching ranks and will bring out a new look this season. Word in Fulton County... Caston has a decent group of younger kids coming up, hope they can stick it out. Word in Marshall County... Triton has over 70 kids in their summer workouts, coaches must be doing something right. Culver is looking to go 4- 5 wide on offense and sling the ball around this year Word in Pulaski County... Winamac has some tricks under their sleeve for week 1, and have heard that they are more than confident to win the battle of HWY 35 Word in Starke County... Knox is going with the "Wildcat" look this year and are going to call Dawson right or Dawson left all the way up to week 12, then they will try out their passing game. Judson is going to the New Prairie spread with all of their team speed and try to turn everything into a Track Meet Word in Cass County... Pioneer will be alright.
  6. Coach do you know of any schools hosting 7 on 7 events in June?

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      I have no information on 7 on 7 events, but I am sure if you contact Coach Brown at Triton he would give you some insight. 

  7. Yes, and had great success with his expectations that players be tough, disciplined, and invested in the program. Luckily for them they had parent, community and school support at that time that was conducive to winning. Sadly, not all places are like that.
  8. I know it has been awhile, but Coach White does have a blue ring from his days at Griffith. Is the problem questionable coaching or something else?
  9. This is what I would like to hear more about compared to which individual throws a better ball...
  10. Looking to get some chatter started on the 2018 season for all of the HNAC teams with early conference predictions in parenthesis. Heading into the season it looks pretty clear cut with the exception of Knox or LaVille for second place. Let's hear your predictions about the season and any interesting information about the programs. First Place: Pioneer Panthers (7-0) Not much to say, Coach Berry runs a very respectable program and I wish him and the team the best as they look to bring home another state title. Second Place: Knox Redskins (6-1) Have to give Knox the nod here. Even though they graduate a ton of playmakers they bring back the best player in the conference outside of Royal Center. Third Place: LaVille Lancers (5-2) A lot of returning players for the reigning sectional champs that continued to get better each week last year. Rumor is they will look a little different this year offensively. Fourth Place: Triton Trojans (4-3) The Trojans will dominate the bottom half of the conference, but won't be able to knock off LaVille or Knox. Fifth Place: North Judson Bluejays (3-4) The Jays will bring back a lot of speed and talent in the wishbone attack, but will struggle against the well disciplined defenses of the top half of the conference. Sixth Place: Winamac Warriors (2-5) The Warriors will look to replace some of the offensive fire power from last year as they enter year two under Coach Barr. Seventh Place: Culver Cavaliers (1-6) The Cavs have some big shoes to fill with graduation/ key transfer and will find wins in the conference hard to come by. Eighth Place: Caston Comets (0-7) The Comets will need to replace a lot because of graduation.
  11. Kirk Kennedy Retires

    Congratulations to Coach Kennedy on a fantastic coaching career. No doubt that those who were privileged to play for him learned many valuable life lessons. He held people accountable and had higher expectations for players and his staff than they had for themselves. I wish him the best of luck in retirement. His run from 2003 to 2009 is nothing short of impressive. Kirk Kennedy coaching record Season School Won Lost Championship 1994 Lowell 11 2 regional 1995 Lowell 7 3 1996 Lowell 6 3 1997 Lowell 8 3 1998 Lowell 2 8 1999 Lowell 12 2 regional 2000 Lowell 8 3 2001 Lowell 6 6 2002 Lowell 6 5 2003 Lowell 11 2 sectional 2004 Lowell 9 4 sectional 2005 Lowell 11 4 state 2006 Lowell 7 6 sectional 2007 Lowell 13 2 semistate 2008 Lowell 13 1 regional 2009 Lowell 13 2 semistate
  12. Thanks Fine Print for the informative posts. Can someone out there give me some information about the Knox game, I really thought that the HNAC would easily have three sectional champions. Did they have any injuries or were turnovers what did them in? Haven't heard anything about the game and am curious.
  13. SECTIONAL 41 Triton (8-3) at LaVille (7-4) GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Lancer Field. COACHES: Ron Brown, 12-20 in 3rd year at Triton. Will Hostrawser, 39-18 in 5th year at LaVille. SAGARIN RATINGS: Triton, 38.64, 191st overall, 20th in Class 1A. LaVille, 36.76, 201st overall, 21st in Class 1A. LAST OUTING: Triton defeated Winamac, 48-29. LaVille defeated Culver, 19-16. VS. COMMON FOES: Triton 6-2; LaVille 6-2. OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Triton 50-66, LaVille 61-56. SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: LaVille, 22-11. LAST MEETING: Triton, 22-14, Aug. 25, 2017. PREDICTION: LaVille, 28-17. SECTIONAL 42 Lafayette Central Catholic (4-7) at Pioneer (11-0) GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, The Pit. COACHES: Don Coller, 14-19 in 3rd year at Lafayette Central Catholic, 87-78 in 16th year overall. Adam Berry, 25-1 in 2nd year at Pioneer. SAGARIN RATINGS: Pioneer, 74.63, 39th overall, 1st in Class 1A. Lafayette Central Catholic, 45.54, 162nd overall, 16th in Class 1A. LAST OUTING: Lafayette Central Catholic defeated North Miami, 38-28. Pioneer defeated North White, 46-0. OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Lafayette Central Catholic 76-40, Pioneer 57-59. SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Lafayette Central Catholic, 9-8. LAST MEETING: Pioneer, 28-27, Nov. 11, 2016, regional. PREDICTION: Pioneer, 35-24.
  14. SECTIONAL 41 Winamac (5-5) at Triton (7-3) GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Triton. COACHES: Craig Barr, 5-5 in 1st year at Winamac, 135-100 in 21st year overall. Ron Brown, 11-20 in 3rd year at Triton. SAGARIN RATINGS: Triton, 38.05, 188th overall, 20th in Class 1A. Winamac, 29.21, 229th overall, 26th in Class 1A. LAST OUTING: Winamac defeated South Central (Union Mills), 28-20. Triton defeated Caston, 42-13. VS. COMMON FOES: Winamac 2-4; Triton 5-2. OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Winamac 47-52, Triton 44-56. SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Tied, 2-2. LAST MEETING: Triton, 36-19, Oct. 13, 2017. PREDICTION: Triton, 31-28. Culver (6-4) at LaVille (6-4) GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Lancer Field. COACHES: Mike Zehner, 12-9 in 2nd year at Culver, 39-25 in 6th year overall. Will Hostrawser, 38-18 in 5th year at LaVille. SAGARIN RATINGS: LaVille, 36.65, 196th overall, 21st in Class 1A. Culver, 35.12, 207th overall, 23rd in Class 1A. LAST OUTING: Culver defeated West Central, 49-14. LaVille defeated North Judson, 30-0. VS. COMMON FOES: Culver 3-3; LaVille 4-3. OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Culver 44-56, LaVille 51-49. SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: LaVille, 23-12. LAST MEETING: LaVille, 17-10, Oct. 13, 2017. PREDICTION: LaVille, 21-17.