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Who do you want in your corner Friday Night?

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The topic of great coaching comes up all year long, and we certainly have some great coaches here in Indiana.  I thought I'd do a little research to see just how big of an advantage it is to have one of the top coaches in your corner on Friday night.  I used the "Team History" section of IndianaMat, and cross referenced it with the IndianaMat "Coaches" pages for each school.  While some of the data is incomplete, it can give us a pretty good picture of how our top coaches have fared on Friday night, and begin to answer the question of Leroy Vega or Darrick Snyder? Brad Harper or Bob Harmon? Tom Miller or Greg Schaefer? etc.  Also will help us answer how coaches stack up historically.

 

 

Below were coaches who stuck out to me.  Feel free to comment below and add your favorite head coach...

 

 

Sean McGinley- Cathedral

48-9 on Friday Night (.842 win pct) and 5 state champions in 10 seasons of data

 

Dan Gelarden- Munster

12-3 on Friday Night (.800 win pct.) and 2 state champions in 12 seasons

 

Brett Crousore- Lawrence North

31-8 on Friday Night (.795 win pct.) and 5 state champions in 6 seasons of data

 

Nick Petrov- Hanover Central

19-5 on Friday Night (.792 win pct) and 7 state champions in 10 seasons

 

David Maldonado- Merrillville 
48-17 on Friday Night (.738 win pct.) and 9 state champions in 13 seasons 

 

Darrick Snyder- Brownsburg/Mishawaka

43-18 on Friday Night (.705 win pct.) and 9 state champions in 12 seasons

 

Jim Tonte- Warren Central/Perry Meridian

65-28 on Friday Night (.699 win pct.) and 12 state champions in 18 seasons

 

Chris Cooper- Columbus East

9-4 on Friday Night (.692 win pct.) and 0 state champions in 13 seasons

 

Don Patton- Delta 

33-15 on Friday Night (.688 win pct.) and 13 state champions in 9 seasons of data

 

Bill Kelly- East Chicago Central

17-10 on Friday Night (.630 win pct.) and 3 state champions in 11 seasons

 

Brian Seltzer- LN/Elkhart Memorial

25-15 on Friday Night (.625 win pct.) and 5 state champions in 17 seasons

 

Bobby Howard- Lowell

8-5 on Friday Night (.615 win pct.) and 4 state champions in 5 seasons

 

Greg Schaefer- Evansville Mater Dei

25-16 on Friday Night (.610 win pct.) and 2 state champions in 8 seasons

 

Brent Faurote- Bellmont

67-49 on Friday Night (.578 win pct.) and 7 state champions in 27 seasons

 

Bill Flatt- SB Riley

12-9 on Friday Night (.571 win pct.) and 1 state champion in 17 seasons

 

Bob Hasseman- Franklin

37-28 on Friday Night (.569 win pct.) and 4 state champions in 30 seasons

 

Ed Pendoski- Carmel/Portage

33-25 on Friday Night (.569 win pct.) and 5 state champions in 12 seasons

 

Mike Goebel- Evansville Mater Dei

102-81 on Friday Night (.557 win pct.) and 22 state champions in 29 seasons

 

Tony Abbott- Muncie Southside

17-14 on Friday Night (.548 win pct.) and 1 state champion in 17 seasons

 

Trent McCormick- Yorktown

50-42 on Friday Night (.543 win pct.) and 3 state champions in 28 seasons

 

Steve Balash- Hobart

32-28 on Friday Night (.533 win pct.) and 8 state champions in 30 seasons

 

Robert Emerick- Lake Central

25-22 on Friday Night (.532 win pct.) and 6 state champions in 27 seasons

 

T. Howard Jones- Jennings County

13-12 on Friday Night (.520 win pct.) and 0 state champions in 30 seasons

 

Mark Kerrn- Jimtown

17-17 on Friday Night (.500 win pct.) and 1 state champion in 25 seasons

 

Israel Blevins- Avon

16-16 on Friday Night (.500 win pct.) and 1 state champion in 11 seasons

 

Leroy Vega- Portage

10-10 on Friday Night (.500 win pct.) and 0 state champions in 5 seasons

 

Jared Williams- Zionsville/LN

16-17 on Friday Night (.485 win pct.) and 4 state champions in 11 seasons

 

Barry Humble- South Adams/New Haven/Adams Central

15-16 on Friday Night (.484 win pct.) and 1 state champion in 23 seasons

 

Brad Harper- Penn/Benton Central

23-25 on Friday Night (.479 win pct.) and 3 state champions in 12 seasons

 

Rex Peckinpaugh- New Castle

41-46 on Friday Night (.477 win pct.) and 1 state champion in 35 seasons

 

Jim Pickard- Goshen

18-20 on Friday Night (.474 win pct.) and 0 state champions in 23 seasons

 

Cale Hoover- Center Grove/HSE

9-10 on Friday Night (.474 win pct.) and 1 state champion in 12 seasons

 

Bob Harmon- Castle

30-34 on Friday Night (.469 win pct.) and 7 state champions in 32 seasons

 

Danny Struck- Jeffersonville

7-8 on Friday Night (.467 win pct.) and 0 state champions in 14 seasons

 

Clint Gard- Rochester

6-7 on Friday Night (.462 win pct.) and 0 state champions in 15 seasons

 

Jim Nicholson- Elkhart Memorial

12-17 on Friday Night (.414 win pct.) and 2 state champions in 21 seasons

 

Henry Wilk- Penn

21-33 on Friday Night (.389 win pct.) and 0 state champions in 20 seasons

 

Al Hartman- SB Clay

14-22 on Friday Night (.389 win pct.) and 1 state champion in 26 seasons

 

Andy Hobbs- Peru

14-22 on Friday Night (.389 win pct.) and 0 state champions in 21 seasons

 

Jim Wadkins- Calumet

7-19 on Friday Night (.269 win pct.) and 2 state champions in 28 seasons

 

Tom Miller- Lafayette Jefferson

2-13 on Friday Night (.133 win pct.) and 0 state champions in 32 seasons

Edited by IndianaMudflap

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This may be a matter of semantics, but I don't think it matters that much who you have "in your corner" on Friday night.  It DOES matter who you've had in your room ALL SEASON.  The staff for each of these successful coaches and how they use them is equally important too.  So I'd change the question to If you could send your kid to wrestle in any room in the state, where would it be?

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This may be a matter of semantics, but I don't think it matters that much who you have "in your corner" on Friday night. It DOES matter who you've had in your room ALL SEASON. The staff for each of these successful coaches and how they use them is equally important too. So I'd change the question to If you could send your kid to wrestle in any room in the state, where would it be?

I would agree.

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^ wow, that's pretty outstanding. hard to not go with him. Guess it just depends on the kid. Some need or like a coach to be loud and pumping them up, some don't.  I agree, its about the week of prep leading up.

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Anyone have complete data sets for Sean McGinley, Jim Tonte, or Mike Goebel?  IndianaMat only has incomplete data for these 3, but they have very impressive Friday night marks in the incomplete data available.

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Hard to say for the old time coaches because they only used to place top 6.  I know MD had tons of kids that won Friday night, but lost saturday morning and failed to place in the top 6.  So looking at the data you wouldn't know if they won or lost it would only show that they qualified.

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Great topic..I just loosely went over Pecks his is 41-45..with 1 state champion,4 runner ups and 25 top 5 finishers..

 

How many seasons? I'll add him to the list

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This is Interesting topic. I wonder who has the most state champs. Active, very impressive by David Maldonado

Idk if it is the most but I believe Evansville Mater Dei has 25. Pretty solid amount. 

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Nate Moore 2x

Chico Adams 2x

Jared McKinley 2x

Donte Winfield 1x

Riley Mcclurg 1x

Cody lecount 2x

Trent Pruitt 1x

 

I might be missing one or two but that should be pretty close

Nick Walpole 1x

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How many seasons? I'll add him to the list

35 years...950+ wins, 2nd in national history in wins along with 30+ sectional titles and 2-runner teams that in 96 that had 8 to state 6 placers and if Bubba Dickerson (returnin HW state champ that pinneday everybody at state in under 10 minutes iirc) tragedy didn't happen it would've been a pretty safe to say 9 to state with a 2xer...He also had longest dual meet streak in state history @106 in a row before being broken Mater Dei with over 130...NC didn't lose for nearly 4years in a dual...NC at the moment isn't the power house it once was in the 90s and early 2000s but it's nothing a revamped Feeder program can't fix ...and Coach Martin will be a great Head Coach being Pecks protoge once he passes the torch...

 

I admire all coaches that lead with character,gratitude and respect..wHich breeds success and also prepares young ppl for life after wrestling..I would take a 100 jv kids that work hard and are good ppl over a million lazy gifted Athletes that take things for granted..Peck is a great mentor to myself even though I don't coach @nc currently, I'll always go to bat for him...BUT I WILL NOT EVER make the worst mistake of my life again, by letting him demonstrate the Legs that mortally wounded back that has been dying since that fateful SemiState eve in 02'...R.I.P my lower Lumbar, Never Forget

Edited by FCFIGHTER170

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