HEAD COACH OPENING 2018 10/22/2017CONFIRMED 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 Evansville North: Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern: Scott May Adam Morris Hired Peru: Bob Prescott Romaine 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 Highland: Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central Southern Wells: Steve Yencer Greg Mose Promoted Warsaw: Phil Jenson Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central: Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired Eastern Hancock: Jim O'hara 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 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 Parke Heritage : ???? Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian: Reggie Glon Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights: Mitch Street Jon Kirschner Promoted Knightstown: Kevin Miller Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Kokomo: Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted Hanover Central: Pete Koulianos Oldenburg Academy: Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones Elwood: Joe Kwisz
Enjoy high school and college ball a lot more than NFL. The game's purer and there's still a level of the game that's still all about the game. I enjoy coaching football for several reasons. I was lucky enough, growing up, that there were several good men that stepped up and coached on the teams that I played on across two states. I learned a lot from them, not only about football, but more importantly about life. In part, I'm the person that I am today because of their efforts, guidance, and selflessness. I wanted to, in a roundabout way, "pay that forward." I also wanted to give something back to the community. Lastly, there's nothing more enjoyable than being someone that helps a kid who has no idea what the game is develop not only a knowledge of the game, but an appreciation and affinity for the game. In coaching, there are so many victories that happen during the season, mainly off of the field, but one of the greatest feelings is to fast forward about a decade and visit with your former players when they are adults and to hear them relive the lessons learned that came as a result of your work with them. There's an old quote that says something like, "There's no better exercise for the heart than lifting people up." As a coach, that is most certainly true.