Word travels fast in small towns like Loogootee and Covington and while many of you have already heard, pending school board approval, I will be introduced as the new basketball coach and social studies teacher at Loogootee High School tomorrow afternoon.
I met with the team at Covington this morning and notified them. I communicated to them that my family and I have truly enjoyed our time in Covington. I can’t thank the community enough for the way they accepted us and supported us over the past 11 years. Basketball is important in Covington and with the help and efforts of many people, we have been able to build a very strong program that is set up for success for years to come. My family and I have made many life-long friends during our time here and we are leaving with many positive memories. But, throughout this process it became apparent that God has a plan for me and my family and it involves us being a part of the Loogootee community.
The opportunity and challenge that lies ahead for me is exciting. I truly understand that taking over the Loogootee basketball program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Legendary coach, Jack Butcher, built a program that is admired and respected all over the state of Indiana and beyond. The tradition at Loogootee is second to none. To the Loogootee fans who have already stumbled upon this website….. I won’t make too many promises, but I will tell you this…. You are getting a coach who loves the game and loves making a positive impact on the lives of his players. You won’t find anybody who will work any harder to live up to the expectations of Loogootee Basketball as well as work to improve the program than me. I can’t wait to get started!
As far as this website is concerned…. Obviously there are going to be many changes. It will certainly become devoted to the basketball program at Loogootee. For some readers the changes will happen too quickly and for our new readers the changes won’t happen soon enough. But as soon as I get a chance to catch my breath, I will get started on getting the site changed over to a website devoted to Loogootee basketball. As I have done in the past, I plan on using this website to be a tool to promote our players and community, as well as a tool to communicate with the public. I think Loogootee fans will really enjoy it.