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DrivenT

Highland Trojans Head Coaching Job Opens Up

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7 hours ago, DrivenT said:

 

1. Teachers game the stipend system. (trough dipping)

 

Using the phrase "gaming the system" in the same nebulous way you said Peebles was "escorted from the school grounds??

Hyperbolic nonsense with no basis in facts.  

I can only assume you want to appear as a dolt.  Otherwise, no one would post such ill-informed non sense over and over.

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1 minute ago, Night Hawk said:

Using the phrase "gaming the system" in the same nebulous way you said Peebles was "escorted from the school grounds??

Hyperbolic nonsense with no basis in facts.  

I can only assume you want to appear as a dolt.  Otherwise, no one would post such ill-informed non sense over and over.

Im staying on message.

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21 minutes ago, DrivenT said:

Im staying on message.

Despite all evidence.

 

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You said you were astonished by teacher pay.. you obviously aren't looking at Teacher pay in Central Indiana.  If you were hired in the 80's or 90's and never moved, you might doing pretty well.  But the new funding formulas kills potential earnings for new teachers.

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My original post on this thread was to draw light to the fact that the pool of applicants for a community like Highland or any community that isn't rapidly growing in enrollment is going to be somewhat limited by the structure of Indiana teacher pay.   Your going to have to hire an older teacher/coach who has already ascended the salary scale, or a very young coach who is at the beginning of the scale and has nothing to lose.   Many school systems also have language in their master contract limiting the amount of years of experience that a teacher can bring with them to their new position in an effort to free up money for teacher raises when an more experienced teacher does leave or retire.  Also a hindrance when your in the hunt for a coach. 

All of these road blocks limit the type of candidates a school will get for the job, as well as a school's ability to keep a coach long term.  Which is why I found it applicable to post on this thread.

Interesting how some that bash public education also have very high expectations for coaching candidates.   

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1 hour ago, Wedgebuster said:

My original post on this thread was to draw light to the fact that the pool of applicants for a community like Highland or any community that isn't rapidly growing in enrollment is going to be somewhat limited by the structure of Indiana teacher pay.   Your going to have to hire an older teacher/coach who has already ascended the salary scale, or a very young coach who is at the beginning of the scale and has nothing to lose.   Many school systems also have language in their master contract limiting the amount of years of experience that a teacher can bring with them to their new position in an effort to free up money for teacher raises when an more experienced teacher does leave or retire.  Also a hindrance when your in the hunt for a coach. 

All of these road blocks limit the type of candidates a school will get for the job, as well as a school's ability to keep a coach long term.  Which is why I found it applicable to post on this thread.

Interesting how some that bash public education also have very high expectations for coaching candidates.   

I would like to see an older, experienced and successful head coach come in and take this position.

Brad Smith had already had great career success and was well established when he came to Highland to take over in the 1996 season.  Local candidates like Jeff Cain, Roy Richards, or even Kirk Kennedy should be considered, although Highland may be too soft for Kennedy's harsh style.  :02_v:

 

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54 minutes ago, Coach Ellenwood said:

What is harsh about his style?

Demanding?  Yes. 

I was reading some of the comments regarding his retirement and it appeared as if his methods were a bit "harsh" for the locals.  

I thought he was originally from that area?

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We are not even 2 weeks removed from the state finals and there has already been 25 head coaching changes across the state.

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33 minutes ago, tommy said:

We are not even 2 weeks removed from the state finals and there has already been 25 head coaching changes across the state.

Is this not normal?

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51 minutes ago, Coach Nowlin said:

27

Probably Success Factor. :13_v:

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12 to 15% is normal annual coaching turnover.

Should be between 40-48 total when its all over and done with 

That extrapolates out to approx 40% turn over a 3 year period.

 

 

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2 hours ago, tommy said:

Pete Koulianous is leaving Hanover Central and taking over at Highland.  

Sounds like a good move as Highland is a much more established program.

 

http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/high-school/football/highland-picks-hanover-central-s-pete-koulianos-as-new-football/article_cbd67f61-84e5-5742-b1a3-fdf3abcba463.html

Not sure how established Highland is. It would be my guess they have only had a few winning seasons since 1987, and I would guess they were all with Brad Smith. That said Coach Koulianous is a very good coach, and Highland is lucky to get him. Best of luck to him.

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I like the hire

Frankly surprised that he would leave a program he built from scratch to go to one with very little upside. 

Highland is not interested in building a successful football program. They are interested in fielding a team and being competitive

That's as good as it gets. 

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9 hours ago, DrivenT said:

I like the hire

Frankly surprised that he would leave a program he built from scratch to go to one with very little upside. 

Highland is not interested in building a successful football program. They are interested in fielding a team and being competitive

That's as good as it gets. 

Don’t think he started the HC program from scratch, the other guy who left to sell insurance was the head coach before PK but can’t remember his name

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Hanover Central is still very much a fledgling program, I've attended a youth football game at Hanover Central High School a few years back their facility was pretty much what you would find a a middle school (no visitors stands, home and visiting sides in the stands was separated by a press box, no restroom facilities inside the stadium, attendees had to exit the gate and use the restrooms inside the school building gymnasium area and then reenter the gate and the concession stand was operated out of a portable storage shed.  The game was so lopsided in the visiting teams favor that it had to be called at halftime.  The facilities at Highland are much more established.

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1 hour ago, tommy said:

Hanover Central is still very much a fledgling program, I've attended a youth football game at Hanover Central High School a few years back their facility was pretty much what you would find a a middle school (no visitors stands, home and visiting sides in the stands was separated by a press box, no restroom facilities inside the stadium, attendees had to exit the gate and use the restrooms inside the school building gymnasium area and then reenter the gate and the concession stand was operated out of a portable storage shed.  The game was so lopsided in the visiting teams favor that it had to be called at halftime.  The facilities at Highland are much more established.

I don't know anything beyond the result on the field as listed on the Harrell website, but Hanover Central is 25-15 over the past 4 years including a 10-1 season a couple of years ago.

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1 hour ago, Bullhorn99 said:

I don't know anything beyond the result on the field as listed on the Harrell website, but Hanover Central is 25-15 over the past 4 years including a 10-1 season a couple of years ago.

They have done a nice job of getting this program up and running and have achieved respectability in a relatively short time. Will be interesting to see if they can move to the next level.

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12 hours ago, wolves on the prowl said:

Don’t think he started the HC program from scratch, the other guy who left to sell insurance was the head coach before PK but can’t remember his name

Robert Harrison started the program at Hanover Central and did a nice job.

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The Hanover Central program is up and coming.  They have a great atmosphere and a nice setup for games.  This is an extremely attractive job and the school and the program is going to continue to grow.  With all due respect Tommy, I disagree that it's a fledgling program.  In fact, I feel it's quite the opposite and will have significant interest.  

Pete is a great dude and Highland is lucky to land him.  I hate to see him leave our conference but he will do well at Highland.  

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10 hours ago, Coach Jennings said:

The Hanover Central program is up and coming.  They have a great atmosphere and a nice setup for games.  This is an extremely attractive job and the school and the program is going to continue to grow.  With all due respect Tommy, I disagree that it's a fledgling program.  In fact, I feel it's quite the opposite and will have significant interest.  

Pete is a great dude and Highland is lucky to land him.  I hate to see him leave our conference but he will do well at Highland.  

Very well stated Coach. 

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