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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  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  Tell City:  Josh Teague Aaron Clements Hired Pike Central:  Erik Mattingly Dave Stephens Hired Crawford County:  Kevin Mills Northwestern Steve Dibler  Patrick Rosner hired  Gary West:  Jason Johnson Collin McCullough Hired


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  1. Memorial had a great day at the Colts 7 on 7 today in Westfield going 7-0 to bring home the title. Defeated Paoli, Brebeuf, Ritter, Scecina, East Central, Westfield and Brownsburg.
  2. Coach Fitz is pretty awesome. My son was there for a the specialist showcase camp and I inadvertently wore an ND t-shirt. He walked by, stopped, told me I needed a new shirt and had a manager kid go get me a Northwestern shirt on the spot. It was pretty funny. I still have the ND shirt though....
  3. Heck, I'm just glad we can finally talk football or anything related to football again..
  4. Dang, that's a lot. Didn't I see somewhere they are leaving the Big 8?
  5. IMO, the talent level of GS - EM was nearly equal in 2012, 2013, 2016 & 2017 (in 2013 and 2016 injured QBs had big impact). GS was clearly superior in 2014. That is a product of families that have to make huge financial sacrifices to send their kids there. The sacrifice breeds accountability. My kids know I'm not paying $6,000 for Cs (or Bs for that matter). The Castle comment is interesting. If you're a parent of a frosh swimmer, weigh your choices.....Castle is free and has a pool...Memorial is $6,000 (even more if you're not Catholic) and you have to drive across town to USI everyday for practice after school. Where is the advantage? Or, I'm a parent who realizes weight training is vital to athletic success. I look at Castle's weight room (or GS's...) and then Memorial's, which is about the size of a college wrestling mat. And, oh by the way, you have to take 8 semesters of Theology so your elective options for weight training class are limited to 2 semesters. That is no advantage... Or, my kid isn't Catholic and has to take 8 rigorous semesters of what? No advantage there. Memorial's enrollment has dropped by over 120 students in the last five years, mostly because many people simply can't (or won't) make the financial sacrifice when free options exist with more and better facilities and more academic diversity. Even with the athletic success of this year (11 of 19 varsity sports represented at state) we are not seeing a throng of non-feeder school kids wanting in. In fact, the enrollment was higher when we weren't having great athletic success in the major sports. If there was a huge advantage the place would be full. We had vouchers and all that back in 2012 and 2013 too.... One GS parent tweeted last winter that a parent from MD (I believe) said something to the effect of "GS has what we have, but we have to pay a lot of money for it." I disagree somewhat, because faith is a core value that can't be a part of academic instruction at a public school, but I get the point - Like MD and Memorial, GS has a rock solid community, great kids, coaches & teachers, plus top notch facilities. BUT, I can definitely understand how people on the outside might see things differently. It just depends on your perspective...
  6. LOL. Moving on... Does anyone have any insight about Jasper for the 2018 season?
  7. More of committee is my guess... I agree. Ervin was selfless..
  8. LOL. There is absolutely no chance in Hades....
  9. I don't remember hearing any doubts whatsoever in the Scheller to Sellers to Sellers transitions. This looks to be the first time in the Coach Hart era when there is even a sniff of a QB "?" at GS and I don't mean in terms of talent, just who will be the guy. That is an amazing concept...
  10. Memorial has a few options at RB and I think we’ll use them. Interior DL and OL are the holes to fill and I’m looking for a couple of younger guys to step up. WRs and LB/DB all return.
  11. Greener grass (perpetually) would be in Ft. Branch....
  12. PAC Conference 2018

    And it could have easily been 4 playing for 3. That GS - Washington game could have gone either way.
  13. PAC Conference 2018

    NP is a tough out in the tournament. Congrats on the title.
  14. PAC Conference 2018

    NP has a nice team. They should do well in the post-season...
  15. I guess my concern is with the "IF". How many ADs know if an out of season coach (or assistant) is putting pressure on kids who are playing another sport to attend the out of season workouts? How can they prevent it? It's not real hard to imagine.... "Hey Jimmie - Joey was just a step behind you last basketball season and he's been coming to the off-season practices and getting shots up all week while you're out there practicing football and you're not even starting...."
  16. I agree 100%. The light day for the QB is supposed to be a light day for a reason. IMO, this is another nail in the multi-sport athlete coffin.
  17. That wasn't exactly my point. I didn't know enough (anything really) about CG's situation or environment to accuse anyone there of impropriety. My point(s) were: (1) it seems fraught with peril; and (2) do other schools/coaches have fee-based programs? Having learned a little more from other GID CG contributors, I would agree 100% that there is certainly nothing wrong with having a voluntary program to help kids become better athletes, but charging them and using school facilities is something I would discourage our coach from doing (if it were even allowed by school officials). Our feeder school (middle school grades) can attend our strength program before or after school, which is primarily run by the football program even though athletes in other sports participate. But there is no charge. And granted, it is an extra burden on the coaches, who are already woefully underpaid and underappreciated by the people who have no idea how much time they sacrifice (which sadly is the vast majority of the people). When you mix money and the use of school facilities, all it takes is one ticked off parent or faculty member....
  18. Trying to quickly skim through the whizzing match so I may have missed it if anyone raised this issue, but what are the thoughts on a coach having a fee-based speed/strength side business? That seems fraught with peril to me... Is it common in other places? I'm not aware of anything like that down here in SW Indiana....
  19. I agree 100%. Absolutely zero need for replay in the high school game and even if there was, there are way too many logistical obstacles to overcome.
  20. I would suggest the 11 juniors on the IFCA Top 50 are a good starting point....
  21. I hear you brother... UMBC had me excited last weekend, but now it's back to looking for new tailgate food recipes and counting the days until summer workouts ....
  22. We’re still here.... And not going to Canada unless it’s for fishing!
  23. Richmond New Coach

    Round, round, get around, I get around.... Previous stints haven’t ended well. It will be interesting to see how this goes....