• Coach
High School
  • Bloomington High School
  • Wrestling
  • 2019

A wrestling “lifer” who learned the sport under Ky Hutsell at BHS and Charlie McDaniel at IU … started coaching at Binford Middle School, went on to be assistant on 2 state champions at Lawrence North and later became head coach … 15-year head coach at South and still serving as assistant there … coached 17 state champions, 8 runners-up, 72 medalists … inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004 … recipient of Hurrle Award for wrestling contributions in 2005 … recognized for lifetime achievements in 2016 with the state’s highest wrestling honor, the Billy Thom Award … recipient of the 2019 Game Changer Award by Coaching Corps … Monroe schools’ Face of Education Award, state’s Distinguished Hoosier Award by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2008, including declaration of Royce Deckard Day December 8, 2008, by Mayor Mark Kruzan.