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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 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  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  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 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 Knightstown:  Kevin Miller  Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Kokomo:  Brett Colby  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones Elwood:  Joe Kwisz
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WARSAW – Bart Curtis should be very familiar with the personnel of his newly inherited Warsaw football team.

The new Tiger boss definitely has a great inside source of knowledge to give him the take on his players.

Curtis, who has spent the last 10 seasons of a Hall of Fame career at Mishawaka High School, is set to be introduced Tuesday night at WCHS at the new Warsaw football coach.

Curtis’ hiring is pending approval by a vote of the WCS School Board at an executive session Tuesday afternoon.

Curtis, whose son Michael was the offensive line coach last fall for the Tigers and is a teacher in the Warsaw schools system, replaces Phil Jensen. Jensen stepped down back on Dec. 4 after 18 seasons over two stints as Warsaw coach. He finished as the all-time winningest coach in program history with a mark of 104-85.

Curtis has fashioned an overall coaching mark of 201-102 in his 27 seasons on the sidelines. He began his coaching career in 1985 as an assistant coach at South Bend LaSalle. He landed his first head coaching job in 1991 at Maconaquah, where he spent six seasons.  Curtis then was at New Prairie for 11 years before spinning the last decade in charge of the Cavemen. He’s had just three losing seasons in his illustrious prep career.

Curtis is no stranger to the Northern Lakes Conference either. He was a tight end on the 1980 NorthWood team that finished as Class 2-A state runner-up under Hall of Fame coach Jim Andrews. Curtis graduated from NorthWood in 1982 and then attended Manchester University and Bethel College.

Curtis is the owner of five conference titles, to with eight sectional championships and two regional crowns. He guided the Cavemen to the Class 4-A state-runner up finish in 2012. He also guided the Cavemen to a 26-10 win over rival Penn during his second season at MHS 2009, snapping a 35-game losing streak to the Kingsmen. The huge victory over the then Class 5-A No. 1 ranked Kingsmen also put an end to an incredible 153-game winning streak in the NIC by Penn.

Mishawaka has posted a 90-35 mark the past 10 seasons under Curtis with 10 winning seasons, including four with 10 or more wins to go withsix sectional titles during his tenure. The Cavemen went 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the North Division of the Northern Indiana Conference last fall. Curtis notched his 200th coaching win in October with a 38-14 victory over Mishawaka Marian.

Curtis inherits a Warsaw program that has never won a sectional championship. The Class 6-A Tigers are 13-33 all-time in postseason play, including 0-5 in sectional title games.

Warsaw posted a 6-5 overall mark, including a 4-3 finish in the Northern Lakes Conference in 2017. The Tigers lost 40-0 to Penn in the sectional finale. Warsaw is 0-11 all-time versus the Kingsmen.

Curtis, who will turn 55 in March,  and his wife Sara have three children in Michael, Hannah and Brian. Curtis is currently an assistant principal at Mishawaka High School.

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3 minutes ago, PennBall Wizard said:

WARSAW – Bart Curtis should be very familiar with the personnel of his newly inherited Warsaw football team.

The new Tiger boss definitely has a great inside source of knowledge to give him the take on his players.

Curtis, who has spent the last 10 seasons of a Hall of Fame career at Mishawaka High School, is set to be introduced Tuesday night at WCHS at the new Warsaw football coach.

Curtis’ hiring is pending approval by a vote of the WCS School Board at an executive session Tuesday afternoon.

Curtis, whose son Michael was the offensive line coach last fall for the Tigers and is a teacher in the Warsaw schools system, replaces Phil Jensen. Jensen stepped down back on Dec. 4 after 18 seasons over two stints as Warsaw coach. He finished as the all-time winningest coach in program history with a mark of 104-85.

Curtis has fashioned an overall coaching mark of 201-102 in his 27 seasons on the sidelines. He began his coaching career in 1985 as an assistant coach at South Bend LaSalle. He landed his first head coaching job in 1991 at Maconaquah, where he spent six seasons.  Curtis then was at New Prairie for 11 years before spinning the last decade in charge of the Cavemen. He’s had just three losing seasons in his illustrious prep career.

Curtis is no stranger to the Northern Lakes Conference either. He was a tight end on the 1980 NorthWood team that finished as Class 2-A state runner-up under Hall of Fame coach Jim Andrews. Curtis graduated from NorthWood in 1982 and then attended Manchester University and Bethel College.

Curtis is the owner of five conference titles, to with eight sectional championships and two regional crowns. He guided the Cavemen to the Class 4-A state-runner up finish in 2012. He also guided the Cavemen to a 26-10 win over rival Penn during his second season at MHS 2009, snapping a 35-game losing streak to the Kingsmen. The huge victory over the then Class 5-A No. 1 ranked Kingsmen also put an end to an incredible 153-game winning streak in the NIC by Penn.

Mishawaka has posted a 90-35 mark the past 10 seasons under Curtis with 10 winning seasons, including four with 10 or more wins to go withsix sectional titles during his tenure. The Cavemen went 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the North Division of the Northern Indiana Conference last fall. Curtis notched his 200th coaching win in October with a 38-14 victory over Mishawaka Marian.

Curtis inherits a Warsaw program that has never won a sectional championship. The Class 6-A Tigers are 13-33 all-time in postseason play, including 0-5 in sectional title games.

Warsaw posted a 6-5 overall mark, including a 4-3 finish in the Northern Lakes Conference in 2017. The Tigers lost 40-0 to Penn in the sectional finale. Warsaw is 0-11 all-time versus the Kingsmen.

Curtis, who will turn 55 in March,  and his wife Sara have three children in Michael, Hannah and Brian. Curtis is currently an assistant principal at Mishawaka High School.

GREAT hire!

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I may be wrong but if I remember right it was a 65 NSC win streak, 2004. 

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Oh sure, we get moved to the North and Bart leaves Mishawaka.

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10 hours ago, MarshallCounty said:

Penn went something like 25 years without a conference loss., 1985-2010? I may be wrong on that.

Nope, you are correct. Elkhart Memorial in 1985 until Mishawaka in 2010. I was at both. 

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21 hours ago, npfb said:

I may be wrong but if I remember right it was a 65 NSC win streak, 2004. 

And I think this one was 55 from after Bremen in 1995 to New Prairie in 2004

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1 hour ago, gridwatcher said:

And I think this one was 55 from after Bremen in 1995 to New Prairie in 2004

You are correct about it being Bremen and 1995. Just for some reason 65 wins stuck in my mind. 

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1 hour ago, npfb said:

You are correct about it being Bremen and 1995. Just for some reason 65 wins stuck in my mind. 

And it's weird but it says Jimtown won 14-0 in 2003 against Bremen but it went down as a loss officially?? Was there an illegal player or something?

http://ifca.zebras.net/ifca/candler/z03jimtownfootball.htm

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58 minutes ago, Huge football fan said:

And it's weird but it says Jimtown won 14-0 in 2003 against Bremen but it went down as a loss officially?? Was there an illegal player or something?

http://ifca.zebras.net/ifca/candler/z03jimtownfootball.htm

Not sure what you mean? It shows Jimtown with the W and on bremens page it shows an L 

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3 hours ago, npfb said:

Not sure what you mean? It shows Jimtown with the W and on bremens page it shows an L 

It also shows Jimtown with a loss on the conference side that week? Says they went 7-1 that year? If not then he was right and it was 65 games

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Has the Mishawaka job been posted or are they promoting from within? You would think this could draw a good amount of interest from area.

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10 minutes ago, SBFootballFan6 said:

Has the Mishawaka job been posted or are they promoting from within? You would think this could draw a good amount of interest from area.

I am sure it will be posted.  I am also sure there will be internal candidates applying.  It takes time to get these things posted.  They have to be approved and uploaded etc.  This is a pretty fresh situation. As of this posting it has not been posted yet.

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On 2/2/2018 at 8:10 AM, knights1121 said:

Washington has replaced Clay (Clay moving to week 4 to replace NP) for week three with Kankakee Valley.

@knights1121  Any news on this?  Again, I read where KV is still playing Hammond HS week 3.

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On 2/14/2018 at 9:00 AM, SBFootballFan6 said:

Has the Mishawaka job been posted or are they promoting from within? You would think this could draw a good amount of interest from area.

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