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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. Jasper @ Memorial

    Not surprised here. Anyone have stats?
  2. Vincennes Lincoln

    You're missing something on the parent part I can not bring up on a message board or you'd understand why I brought it up. I'm also comparing the job to when we were growing up and into middle school and even when we were there. It's not the same. You know it deep down. We'll still have good teams but not like we use to have consistently. Well never be there again. That's all I meant. Still a good job and better than most other bball programs around. My statement wasnt that big a slight. Still rather have VL than any other Big 8 job, minus one maybe, and it beats most other localish schools. And yes our fans are notorious bandwagon fans these days. Kinda proved my point. Has been for the last decade. Old fans will like to relive their glory days when the teams good because most of this town seems to be stuck in the past. We had a pretty solid team last year just played too Jekyll and Hyde. No longer is VL constantly reloading but it's now more waiting for certain classes. .
  3. Vincennes Lincoln

    That's surprising. I always felt that's a great program but I'm not from that area or old like you geezers knowing the ins and outs of things. Plus going to that small area, I can see why some coaches would. I only know about VL. But for what's going on at Lincoln that's more what I was meaning. If I was VL coach I'd rather be at BR. Just not the same job as it used to be 10 years ago. Parents. Ruining things. Who all turned them down?
  4. Vincennes Lincoln

    I really wiffed there with my prediction. Surprised he stayed and kind of surprised they gave it to someone not at the school but I hear none of the other assistants were interested. Maybe he felt a sense of obligation to the kids. Unique circumstance. Anyways not a bad coach for a year. I like it.
  5. Vincennes Lincoln

    Pretty sure Brett will be gone. Tolliver wanted it once before and if given the opportunity I think he'd take it. I don't think Blue would be interested. He seems to enjoy coaching both sports and as bad as our fans are I can see Vincennes being hesitant to give the basketball job to someone his age. But again who knows? Keeping it in house at least gives them a solid foundation to work from. I'm not joking about how well they played this summer but summer ball is different from the regular season. I believe they'll be legit Big 8/Sectional contenders if there's not too much change.
  6. Bryan Hughes

    Wasn't it a player's mom?
  7. Vincennes Lincoln

    Hein isn't coming back. His kid graduates and I wouldn't be surprised for him to dip for another coaching job after the school year. Some things went on that he was not very happy to have to deal with so I dont picture him coming to rescue the day. Going to be tough to find a replacement with practically no time remaining. We looked really, really good this summer too. Also have to factor teaching jobs available. Thompson was the VP and no more VP/head coaching will be allowed. Tolliver IMO is the front runner after sitting beside multiple coaches for ages. I assume the new VP will come from within so it will open a job but I think Chad will finally get his chance. Only other realistic option would be Blue who has been the Frosh/JV coach for the past several years. My prediction is Chad gets the job this year and then is replaced barring a great season. No but who would pass up Barr-Reeve? There's hardwood there. I doubt the parents continue to put their noses where they don't belong there as well.
  8. Bryan Hughes

    Thompson was a good hire. He's a good coach. Lincoln routinely beat very good competition, especially last year. They did play pretty bi-polar. His system was a lot different from Hein's and he wanted to play the kids his way. He sure got the most out of them on the defensive end. VL was getting away from certain things bball wise during Heins reign and adequate fundamentals for bigs, etc that needed to be there weren't. When Lincoln was on they were pretty good but consistency was off and on all year. Went from kids dribble driving for years to something completely different so of course an adjustment period was going to be there. VL looked very, very good this summer on the hardwood with Thompson.
  9. The Big 8 Conference 2018

    Got a couple new upperclassmen to come out and play. They were basketball kids. Looking at some new athletes at WR and DB. There was another position or two they're slotted to play but it escapes my mind. Numbers back on the rise which is huge. It helps when the kids like and respect the coaches. I like what we have in our starting RB He's going to be good. Still a little worried on Combs but kid does make good decisions with the ball.
  10. SW Indiana football 2018

    Lot of internalized racism down here by these folks. Kids and parents acting the way they do will get flak regardless but them being black just adds fuel to the fire. They dont get the benefit of the doubt. These people will of course deny it but truth is in the pudding.
  11. Evans Brothers Leave Central

    When's Jasper and GS gonna start playing? That needs to become a thing. GS could make it work but could Jasper? I know they play HH and SR every year.
  12. Not a bad idea actually. Thinking back to my youth league at the YMCA and we had "decent coaches" but that was just parents who wanted to put their kid at QB or RB. I'd say 6th grade would be the perfect time. Get some of the other fundamentals down before you move to tackling and full on hitting.
  13. Top 5 Coaches in Southern Indiana

    Water down the schedule? Makes sense, they're no longer the dominant force they once were. Lincoln watered theirs down years ago, compared to when I was there, yet still won some hardware in that time.
  14. Central vs East Central

    Why would they pick Princeton though? Few other programs bit more prestigious around. Family there?
  15. Top 5 Coaches in Southern Indiana

    How you forgetting Kyle Price? That kid made it all possible with Tyler/Coy.