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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  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


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  1. Mishawaka to NLC

    I wonder how many years Russ stays with it...been doing it a long time. Is his son Bo still his offensive coordinator?
  2. Mishawaka to NLC

    Yes I believe Gary did the same thing with Wirt HS in the early 2000s changing it to that type of school and as far as a couple years ago when I drove by it the school was still operating at some capacity. You have to wonder if the south bend schools find themselves in a situation where they are left out in the cold together because they are a package deal for conference they are in. The gulf between schools in this conference has been widened with this move and I could see New Prairie maybe coming west and joining the Northwest Crossroads if the NLC sticks with 8. And if Bremen really wants to join the HNAC they may get a prime opportunity to join up if the program at Caston remains unviable. I agree with an earlier sentiment that it sure will be entertaining to watch the dominoes fall now.
  3. Thank you for your detailed answer, those are the kind of nuggets I frequent this board for.
  4. I'm guessing it would be in CMA's best interest as well as CC to keep a decent relationship with each other in terms of kids transferring. Although this has conjured up some questions in my mind. The difference between CMA and typical p/p schools is that they are a military academy that serves kids nationwide. In this case a parent works for the Academy and lives in the town. But I would guess it's a very small percentage of kids who live and were raised in Culver that attend the military academy. Maybe I'm wrong. What's the relationship like in drawing local kids (within the county or neighboring counties at least) away from the local public schools to attend CMA?
  5. The hiring of Mr. Broyles will end up being a pretty good hire under the circumstances. James Broyles might be the best lineman ever to come out of KV as he parlayed his talents into becoming an NFL player. He is a local kid that did well outside the community and has come back to raise his children. He is a massive man. I am 6'4 and back when I was healthy I remember buying a drink at Family Express after coaching a little league game and he absolutely shadowed me behind him. KV had some pretty good teams in the 90s under Shaun McDowell and Broyles was a big part of that. His name as well as Andy Spenner are likely still at the top of the weight lifting charts in the E building locker rooms. Those guys were legends for their workouts and I hope coach Broyles will coax that intensity out of the players. This is a relatively safe hire for KV, and I think Broyles will be given a bit more latitude to achieve success because of his ties and relationship to the community and his status as a former pro athlete doesn't hurt either. Hopefully he can rebuild the program and start utilizing talent the way the girls programs have done
  6. Jack Kiser Commits to Notre Dame

    Awesome to see Mr. Kiser as the number 9 player in that article surrounded by all that Florida talent.
  7. Honestly I can't see that kind of situation working anymore for it did for Stewart. I give that staff credit though they had the big season in which we tied for 1st but lost to a good Hobart team in the 1st round of sectionals. I would love for us to get our own coach Meeks like Rensselaer, someone willing up embrace the job and install a system that will hold up for a decade or more. He does a great job at coordinating the program from youth on up. That's pretty much the wish list for any struggling program I'm sure. It usually always pays dividends when a coach invests in the youth program.
  8. Coach Greenlee made his mistakes as both coach and AD but he was certainly a good man and Greencastle is obviously better off. Regarding the current A.D. well it is true he holds the position. Thats all I have to say about that. Kirk Kennedy would probably have a lot of success at KV if allowed to build the program. But it will take a special soul to navigate the politics that govern this area and hang in long enough to see the fruits of his labor.
  9. I remember warming up for wrestling practice and KV coaching legend Walt Prochno...and being a man who imparted his "wisdom" often on us I remember how often he would reference the ineptitude of KV Football...and even being a part of the team I could see the issues plaguing the high school football team. Hard to argue it's a great job when so many have been both passed over and the ones that do try and stay are usually sent screaming somewhere into the waiting arms of a another program. Losing your head football coach at this time of year indicates just how unsettled that job is. I have to wonder what the impetus was behind him being asked to resign both his coaching and teaching position. We sure don't mind taking care of things in house and unfortunately what results is a lot of BS gets swept under the rug. I have no personal relationship within the school anymore, I was just a fan and ex-player who lives in the community. Never has a leadership stayed in place long enough to bridge the gap from youth football to prep level. Hopefully we can find a decent candidate that will be given some sorely needed autonomy at the top. Too many hands in the cookie jar there trying to dictate decisions from beyond the coaches office. It just doesn't make any sense. Our girls teams are sending softball and basketball teams down state and are regularly good at volleyball as well...but our cornerstone boys teams like the Basketball and Football have frankly never been more than good for couple years at a time. Baseball has not recovered since Doug Greenlee left that position to focus solely on the A.D. position from which he is now retired. It doesn't make a lot of sense because our facilities are finally starting to level out some.
  10. School Fight Songs

    We had 3 head coaches, with three different offenses and the class after us had 4 and 4. The job is a revolving door and shouldn't be. Look at the success of the girls programs as a whole. The boys have some catching up to do.
  11. School Fight Songs

    Kankakee Valley HS in Wheatfield uses the Notre Dame fight song. When I was in school(2000-03) I give the ladies and band credit they kept us pumped even through the lean years. Yeah we showed those local yokels by winning FOUR games my senior season after winning six total over the previous 3 years.
  12. Hunter Johnson to transfer

    Yeah the Wildcats avoiding Penn State and Ohio State gives them a real shot to win that division and start really building a brand there by mining the talent Purdue, Illinois, and Indiana obviously are struggling to snare.
  13. The Hoosier Conference 2018

    Its the offseason. Relax
  14. The Hoosier Conference 2018

    it takes 20 minutes just to get to 65 from KV. We want to stay in our time zone. Once again we have a bunch of people who work in LAke County that live down here. A lot of families moved here from NCC schools because of yes traffic and its just not the prosperous, safe region it once was. And we are true region. ANything south of 700N is considered Lafayette country if u ask me
  15. The Hoosier Conference 2018

    DT your proposal is classic contrarian babble. Why would KV want to be in a conference that is not only subject to time change but the distance to each team is ridiculous. Whats the closest other than Rensselaer? A good 90 minutes to every school. Munster, Hobart, Highland, Lowell, and Andrean, are fine schools and we are happy to be in that conference. It helps keep our programs competitive in ALL sports. WE tied for the football conference title just a few years ago. There is no football tradition at KV...mainly due to it being a consolidated town with two very different communities. It makes zero sense to travel south when we are connected to Chicagoland and have many similar sized teams within 45 minutes away. Although I'm not worried because DT just likes to start controversy. Between predicting football being eliminated from some schools, to constant coach bashing (If i hear the term "bro culture" one more time i may break my coffee cup, as well as his hatred for Tom Allen or Ben Davis for that matter...why should it matter what he proposes. And don't get me wrong. I actually like DT's take. It keeps things interesting. i love conference shakeups