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      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   10/28/2017

      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier  Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle Steven Mueller Hired Evansville North:  Brett Szabo  Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romaine Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Evansville Central:  Andy Owens  River Forest: Austen Robison  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  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown  Highland:  Trent Grinder  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer  Warsaw:  Phil Jenson Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara  Tri-Central:  George Gilbert  Shane Arnold Promoted Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Hobart:  Ryan Turley  Craig Osika Promoted Anderson Prep Academy Randy Albano  Clarksville:  Joby Turner New Haven  Jim Rowland S.B. Clay:  Will Porter Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Neil Kazmierczak  Central Noble  Greg Moe  Trevor Tipton Promoted  Clinton Prairie:  Mike Clevenger Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street


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Everything posted by Impartial_Observer

  1. Rules Ideas

    I talk to coaches before the game. I have one wing who is pretty quick with a sideline warning, he has very few problems. My other wing for whatever reason doesn't like to use his freebie and complains constantly about his sideline. I tell coaches we can work with you, but when the ball's in play, no one can be in the white. When I worked the chains, I never had much problem with it. I was always up front about what my expectations were and most guys respected that.
  2. Rules Ideas

    Do away with pants covering the knee................I'm tired of being the uniform police.
  3. Meanwhile St. Francis and Marian have dominated NAIA in recent years with Indiana dominated rosters. UIndy has had a fair amount of success, Franklin is a consistent winner. I realize the NFL is the big dream, but for the masses it's a pipe dream.
  4. Use of a Guardian for Helmet

    Bloomington South used them in a lower level game I had at Columbus North, not sure if it was frosh or JV. Coach told me they wear them in practice and in all lower level games. He said they've had good results with them. He said they had used them for 2 or 3 years I don't recall. I was not the U or the R, I know nothing of the potential rule implications.
  5. What is a "catch?"

    Just to be clear, it wasn't the 13th time or the 15th time, it was the 14th time.
  6. Officials as independent contractors?

    It is my understanding from reading some of the posts, the point is their state association requires a certain amount of meetings, clinics, etc. Which also requires out of pocket expenses. The thought is by the time they pay all the necessary expenses, they are well below the minimum wage. I'm not sure how this justifies being an employee vs. an independent contractor.
  7. Officials as independent contractors?

    http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/12/08/Sports-officials-seek-lawsuit-against-PIAA-Pennsylvania-Interscholastic-Athletic-Association/stories/201712080169 Unfortunately this article does give much detail, any thoughts?
  8. 40-Second Play Clock

    When the timing rules were changed however many years ago, that was the biggest difference I've seen. We had IC back in the Casey Gillin days, we had a first half that lasted like 1:30, we were kinda like that's the longest half of Football in history, and one of their assistants told us going in at halftime, great job guys, that's the fastest half we've played all year. Several years back had two no huddle spread check with me teams. Neither team could throw it or catch it. Nearly two hours for the first half. I didn't think that game would EVER get over. Aside from the fact it was two bad teams.
  9. Pat Parks Retiring

    Big loss for the high school game in Indiana, Coach Parks is truly one of the great guys in coaching. Congrats and enjoy your retirement coach Parks.
  10. Rankings

    Bison, I'm not whining, just stating things as I see them. I'll take your word for the reason for the change, but there were usual suspects doing some complaining, and we both know it. As I stated, we do what we do and I don't worry about ratings anymore. It is what it is and I have no control over it. I do agree, I think we should be told how schools vote. My main point with it is, if we have a coach who's upset with us, I don't want to keep taking his games and pouring salt in the wound. I think one of the biggest issues with the current system is coaches and AD's don't understand it. When I was a HC my AD asked how come I gave everyone a 5 and there were a couple of 3's. I explained to him how the system worked and actually giving an official/crew a 4 basically hurt them. He said he had no idea. He said he routinely gave 4's thinking he was helping them out. I voted under both systems, but never voted for anyone that I hadn't seen. Some guys I voted for based on watching them work college ball when I would see them while watching my daughter play.
  11. Rankings

    The IHSAA will NOT give up control. For a brief period of time you could only vote on crews you had had in the last three years. When the usual suspects quit getting sectional finals and some new blood started moving up, that changed. I gave up worrying about this crap years ago, life became much less stressful. FYI coaches, you can screw a crew just as bad giving them a 2 or a 3 and you don't have to answer the stupid irrelevant questions.
  12. When I grow up, I want to be Ron Swanson. Logan has a couple of former teammates that always swore I was Ron Swanson's long lost brother.
  13. Pawnee did give us Ron Swanson.
  14. That's kind of what you do isn't it?
  15. Sure because in the real world you're always on a level playing field. The success factor has achieved it's goal, at least this year. But in my opinion it's just an extension of our penalize success to be fair society. Wins and losses are not necessarily the measuring stick of high school sports, and I would think the success factor is counter productive to teaching life lessons.
  16. It appears Lysander got into the liquor cabinet early this holiday weekend. Good for you my friend.
  17. Hoosier Hills Conference - changes?

    Gate money goes into the athletic fund. In most schools basketball and football are about the only revenue generators. Most sports are money losers. Athletic programs in Indiana are required to operate in the black and be self supporting. When talking about facility upgrades, new bleachers, field turf, etc., that is different money. This is why fundraising, parents clubs, etc. have become so prevalent.
  18. Central vs East Central

    Success factor would be the only EC moves to 5A.
  19. Suggested rule change

    We beat our heads against the wall as softball coaches trying to come up with something along these lines. I think everyone is on board about doing the right thing as far as kid is concerned. The problem was always the coach was willing to do the right thing...but no one trusted the guy down the road and knew he would cheat.
  20. Central vs East Central

    Bears, Trojans, and Tigers are all mascots.
  21. Central vs East Central

    Central. Iron Man?
  22. Central vs East Central

    This will be the coolest Football experience you've ever had outside the Reitz Bowl. Friday nights in St Leon are an event.
  23. Spiking the football

    In all honesty if the ball touches a lineman's foot or ankle, is anyone really going to see that? In a hurry up situation you're focused on making sure everyone is set, then making sure the clock gets stopped. QB by rule has to be under center and throw the ball forward. Has anyone ever actually watched the ball all the way in flight to the ground?
  24. HS Coach Resigns Over Death Threats

    My former U had an angry parent follow him to his car after a lower level game, yelling all the way. My U got to his unmarked ISP cruiser, unlocked the door, grabbed a pair of handcuffs off the light control and asked is there going to be a problem? This was over a MS Football game. Another guy I have worked with and known for years was beaten pretty good at Beech Grove last year in a youth game by a parent. As a coach we talked constantly to our teams about perspective. Eight people are dead in New York because of some maniac. People in Puerto Rico are still trying to survive after a hurricane over a month ago. Mexico is still digging out after a horrendous earthquake, and we're playing a game. The sun will come up tomorrow regardless of the outcome of this game, I promise. I've dealt with a death threat at work, it never concerned me that much, but it scared the hell of me about my family. What if he showed up at my house and I wasn't there? This was 20 years ago, today is a completely different world.
  25. Illegal Motion vs. False Start

    I've got illegal motion. He does not appear to be simulating a snap and could possibly be in the process of resetting, save for the ball being snapped.