Six boys coaches honored by IBCA for 2017-18 season

Edison, Yoder, Cox, English, McClelland and Sturgeon cited as boys’ District Coaches of the Year

 

Six Indiana high school boys basketball coaches have been chosen as 2018 Bob King Coaches of the Year by their peers in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced Wednesday (March 28).

Michael Edison of LaVille, Rob Yoder of Westview, Daniel Cox of New Castle, Matt English of Beech Grove, Scott McClelland of Morristown and Todd Sturgeon of Floyd Central have been selected as honorees for the 2017-18 season through voting that occurred from late January through early March, IBCA executive director Steve Witty said.

Honors are awarded according to IHSAA district boundaries, and two coaches from each district are recipients – Edison and Yoder in District 1; Cox and English in District 2; and McClelland and Sturgeon in District 3.
Here is information about the six boys’ Coach of the Year honorees.
>> Edison guided LaVille to a 23-1 season that included the championship of the Hoosier North Conference at 7-0. In 10 seasons, Edison has directed the Lancers to a 144-87 record with sectional titles in 2013 and 2015. Edison was a JV coach for one season at Concord and an assistant coach for seven seasons at Plymouth, his alma mater, before becoming head coach at LaVille.
>> Yoder led Westview to a 28-2 season that included sectional and regional titles, plus a co-championship of the Northeast Corner Conference at 10-1. Yoder’s teams have gone 257-115 in his 15 seasons at Westview, his alma mater. During his tenure, the Warriors have won eight sectionals, four regionals and one semi-state. He was named Elkhart Truth Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2014, and he was honored as KPC Media Coach of the Year in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Yoder will be an assistant coach for the 2018 Indiana Junior All-Stars.

>> Cox directed New Castle to a 27-3 season that included sectional, regional and Hoosier Heritage Conference championships. In five seasons at his alma mater, Cox has led the Trojans to a 79-43 record with another HHC crown in 2016. He twice has been named HHC Coach of the Year. New Castle set a school record this season with 22 regular-season victories. Cox previously was an assistant coach at Anderson University and Carmel High School before becoming head coach at New Castle.
>> English guided Beech Grove to a 19-6 season that included the co-championship of the Indiana Crossroads Conference at 6-1. English has a career record of 160-172 in 15 seasons as a varsity coach, including 26-25 at Huntingdon, Tenn. (1996-98), 24-39 at Seeger (2001-04) and 110-108 at Beech Grove (2008-18). He also assisted for one year at Eminence, two years at Tri-West and four years at Center Grove. English will be the head coach of the 2018 Indiana Junior All-Stars.

>> McClelland led Morristown to a 28-2 record, including the Class A state championship. The season also included sectional, regional and semi-state crowns. McClelland has a career record of 186-152 in 15 seasons as a boys’ varsity coach. That includes a 130-101 record in 10 years over two stints at Morristown, a 25-16 record in two years at Brebeuf Jesuit and a 31-35 slate in three years at Western Boone. He also was 11-11 in one season as girls’ varsity coach at Wapahani. In addition, McClelland was a girls’ assistant at Yorktown and a boys’ assistant at Blue River Valley, Cathedral and Scecina before his first tenure at Morristown. McClelland will be an assistant coach for the 2018 Indiana Junior All-Stars.

>> Sturgeon is an IBCA Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season after guiding Floyd Central to a 24-2 campaign that included the championship of the Hoosier Hills Conference. This year’s team set a school record by allowing just 44.7 points per game and its 24 victories were the most for the Highlanders since 1989. In four seasons at Floyd Central, Sturgeon has compiled a 70-25 record. He previously coached the University of Indianapolis men to a 151-126 record over 10 seasons.

These six coaches will receive plaques as an IBCA District Coach of the Year at the 2018 IBCA Clinic on April 20-21 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. For more information about the IBCA Clinic, go to www.ibcacoaches.com.
The Coach of the Year award is named for the late Bob King, the IBCA executive director from 1984-94. King was a Lebanon native who coached at Sacred Heart and Shortridge high schools in Indianapolis before serving as an assistant basketball coach at Purdue and later an assistant and associate athletic director at Purdue.