Administrators of the Year

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March 12, 2024                                                                 IBCA Director of Special Projects


Three administrators to receive awards from IBCA

Steinhilber, Tower and Louden to be honored by basketball coaches' group

                  School administrators John Steinhilber of River Forest, Drew Tower of Brownsburg and retired administrator Doug Louden of Forest Park will be recognized with special awards for 2024 from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

                 The three administrators -- Steinhilber is athletic director for River Forest Community School Corporation, Tower is athletic director at Brownsburg and Louden is the former athletic director at Forest Park -- will be honored as Administrators of the Year from the IBCA. Each is being recognized for his support of programs in his school or school corporation. There is one winner from each IHSAA district. Steinhilber is the honoree from District 1. Tower is cited from District 2. Louden is the recipient from District 3.

                 This is the 16th time in the past 17 years that the IBCA has recognized a group of administrators with a set of awards. The awards have been presented since 2008, but the 2020 honorees received their awards in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No winners were named in 2021. A list of winners from over the years is at the bottom of this announcement.

                 Steinhilber, Tower and Louden will receive their awards during the 2024 IBCA Clinic on April 25-26 at Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville. For more information about the IBCA, go to


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IBCA Administrator of the Year honorees