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Six boys coaches honored by IBCA for 2021-22 season
Hannah, Urban, Rhoades, Ullom, Dalrymple and Manns cited as boys' District Coaches of the Year
Six Indiana high school boys basketball coaches have been voted as 2022 Bob King Coaches of the Year by their peers in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced Tuesday (March 29).
Travis Hannah of John Glenn, Marc Urban of Chesterton, Ben Rhoades of Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Justin Ullom of Monroe Central, Brent Dalrymple of North Daviess and Kirk Manns have been selected as honorees for the 2021- 22 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 – Hannah and Urban in District 1; Rhoades and Ullom in District 2; and Dalrymple and Manns in District 3.
Here is information about the six boys' Coach of the Year honorees.
>> Hannah is an IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year after guiding John Glenn to a 24-2 season that included championships in the East Noble Holiday Tournament, the TCU Bi-County Tournament and the Northern Indiana
Conference. The Falcons' 24 victories were a school record, and the team's 17-0 start became the longest winning streak in program history. In 23 seasons as a varsity coach, Hannah's teams have a 281- 240 record. He is 188-151 in 15 seasons at John Glenn. Hannah is a 1992 graduate of Triton High School, where he played basketball, and a 1996 graduate of Bethel College. He began his coaching career at Triton under Kevin O'Rourke while attending college. Hannah became a varsity coach in 1999 at age 24 at Brandywine High School in Niles, Mich. He went 27-37 in three seasons there, winning one district championship. Hannah moved to Oregon-Davis in 2002, guiding the Bobcats to a 66-52 in five seasons with a tenure that included two sectionals, two regionals, one semi-state and the 2007 Class A state championship. Hannah was selected the 2022 NIC Coach of the Year. He previously was an IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year in 2007 and was an Indiana Junior All-Star assistant coach the same year. Hannah also was presented an IBCA/Point Guard Transformational Coach Award in 2019.
>> Urban is an IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons after leading Chesterton to a 29-1 campaign that included a Class 4A state runner-up finish. Along the way, the Trojans won the Noblesville Holiday Tournament, Duneland Conference, Portage Sectional, Michigan City Regional and Lafayette Semi-State. In six seasons at Chesterton, Urban is 124-31 with a previous sectional title in 2019. A 2001 graduate of Lake Central, Urban played high school basketball and football. He went to Indiana State, where he was a men's basketball manager for Royce Waltman and graduated in 2006. Urban returned to Lake Central after college, working as a boys' basketball assistant for six years and helping the team to conference and sectional titles in 2012. He then served as head coach of the Lake Central girls, guiding them to an 80-17 record with two conference titles and two sectional crowns. Urban was the 2015 IBCA
District 1 girls' Coach of the Year, the 2015 Times of Northwest Indiana girls' Coach of the Year and the 2015 and 2016 Gary Post-Tribune girls' Coach of the Year. He also was the 2020 IBCA boys' District 1 Coach of the Year.
>> Rhoades is an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year after directing Mt. Vernon (Fortville) to a 22-3 season that included championships in the Hoosier Heritage Conference and Greenfield-Central Sectional. In four seasons with the Marauders, Rhoades has a 61-34 record. He is a 1996 graduate of Hagerstown High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He went on to Indiana University, earning a bachelor's degree in 2001 and later a master's degree in 2005. He also worked for the Bob Knight Basketball Camp while a student at IU. Rhoades started his coaching career as an assistant at Perry Meridian, working for Mark Barnhizer, Bruce Kalb, Roger Fleetwood and Bill Zych in nine seasons with the Falcons. He moved to Franklin Central for one season with Mark James. He then moved with James to Ben Davis for seven seasons, including the 2017 Class 4A state champions. Rhoades previously was named the 2021 HHC Coach of the Year and the 2021 Hancock County Coach of the Year by the Greenfield Daily Reporter.
>> Ullom is an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year after leading Monroe Central to a 25-1 campaign that included championships of the Connersville Holiday Tournament, the Randolph County Tournament, the Mid-Eastern Conference and the Alexandria Sectional. Ullom is 119-72 in eight seasons with the Golden Bears, a tenure that has included four Randolph County Tournament titles, one MEC crown and the school's first sectional trophy since 2010. He is a 1996 graduate of Delta High School, where he played basketball for coach Paul Keller. Ullom attended DePauw University and Indiana University for a time, but he departed college without a degree to start a
plumbing, HVAC and water-treatment business in the Muncie and Anderson areas. He began his coaching career in 2010 at Delta under former coach Stan Daugherty. Ullom was freshman team coach for one season and the Eagles' JV coach for three seasons. He then took over the top spot at Monroe
Central in the spring of 2014.
>> Dalrymple is an IBCA District 3 Coach of the Year after directing North
Daviess to a 27-3 season that included the Class A state championship. In the process, the Cougars also captured a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference co-championship as well as titles in the Loogootee Sectional, Loogootee Regional and Seymour Semi-State. The 27 victories is a school record, five better than his 2010-11 squad. In 22 seasons at North Daviess, Dalrymple has a 316-213 record with six SWIAC titles, six sectional trophies and three regional crowns. Dalrymple is a 1988 graduate of Rushville High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1992 from Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer and a master's degree from Ball State in 1995. He served as an assistant coach to John
Heaton at Shelbyville for five seasons before moving to North Daviess in 2000 as boys' basketball coach and athletic director. Dalrymple was an assistant coach for the 2013 Indiana All-
>> Manns is an IBCA District 3 Coach of the Year after guiding Seymour to a 15-
7 season that included a runner-up finish in the Hoosier Hills Conference, the Owls' first winning season in 15 years. Manns is 33-34 in three seasons as the Seymour coach and his sixth year at the school after moving there initially as only the Owls' athletic director. He has an overall high school coaching record of 161-122, including a 128-88 mark in 10 seasons at Fredericktown High School in Ohio. A 1986 graduate of North Judson, Manns totaled 1,962 career points and led the state in scoring as a junior and senior with respective 33.0 and 34.2 averages. He was first-team all-state in both basketball and football as a senior. He then attended Michigan State, scoring
1,212 points for the Spartans, helping the team to a Big Ten title and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament as a senior. He still holds MSU records for season (.507) and career 3-point accuracy (.475). After college, Manns played professionally in Sweden for two years and then was a college assistant to Bob Donewald at Western Michigan for seven seasons, including a 21-8 squad in 1997-98 that won the Mid-American Conference Tournament and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Manns served as boys basketball coach and athletic director at Fredericktown from 2001-11, then was athletic
director at Mansfield (Ohio) Madison from 2011-16 prior to moving to Seymour for the 2016-17 school year.
These six coaches will receive plaques as an IBCA District Coach of the Year during the 2022 IBCA Clinic, which is set for April 22-23 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. Five of these coaches (Hannah, Urban, Rhoades, Dalrymple and Manns) will make presentations during the clinic. Ullom is unable to make a presentation at the clinic. Monroe Central assistant coach Bryan Matheny will make a presentation in place of Ullom.
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 University. He later also was as an assistant athletic director and associate athletic director at Purdue.
A list of former IBCA/Bob King Coaches of the Year in boys' basketball is below. The 2022 IBCA/Bob King Coaches of the Year for girls' basketball were announced last week.
IBCA BOB KING AWARD/BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR WINNERS
The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association has presented Coach of the Year Awards since 1973. These awards are named for Bob King, a former executive director of the organization who also spent years on the Purdue University men’s basketball coaching staff and later served as an assistant athletic director at Purdue. He played and then coached basketball and football for 13 years at Indianapolis Shortridge and is a graduate of Butler University. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986. Honorees were selected one per district in five districts from 1973 through 2003, then two per district in three districts from 2004-present. The boys’ awards started in the 1972-73 season. The girls’ awards started in the 1983-84 season.
IBCA/BOB KING BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR HONOREES
1972-73: (1) Steve Yoder, Plymouth; (2) Bob Dille, Fort Wayne Northrop; (3) Richard Theill,
Southport; (4) Stan Weber, Southwestern (Hanover); (5) Bob Lochmueller, Tell City.
1973-74: (1) Marvin Wood, Mishawaka; (2) Marvin Tudor, Huntington North; (3) Howard Sharpe, Terre Haute North; (4) Phil Snodgrass, Union County; (5) George Marshall, Jeffersonville.
1974-75: (1) Doug Adams, Michigan City Elston; (2) Jim Miller, Penn; (3) Sam Alford, Martinsville; (4) Pat Rady, Winchester; (5) Guy Glover, Bloomfield.
1975-76: (1) Tom Linger, Lake Central; (2) By Hey, Fort Wayne North; (3) Jim Rosenstihl, Lebanon; (4) Bob Fuller, Anderson Highland; (5) Jim Jones, Princeton.
1976-77: (1) Mike Copper, Munster; (2) Gary Miller, Bellmont; (3) John Milholland, Frankfort; (4) Bill Slayback, Aurora; (5) George Marshall, Jeffersonville.
1977-78: (1) Jim Vermillion, Merrillville; (2) By Hey, Fort Wayne North; (3) Jack Keefer, Lawrence North; (4) Garth Cone, Alexandria; (5) Bill Springer, Bloomington South.
1978-79: (1) Bill Hahn, Michigan City Rogers; (2) Dave Hadaway, South Bend Adams; (3) Gayle Towles, Ben Davis; (4) Sam Alford, New Castle; (5) John Wessel, Evansville Central.
1979-80: (1) Gene Miiller, Kankakee Valley; (2) Bill Patrick, Whitko; (3) Ed Siegel, Pike; (4) Bob Fuller, Anderson Highland; (5) Jack Butcher, Loogootee.
1980-81: (1) Phil Weybright, Argos; (2) Tom Sittler, Manchester; (3) Dave Nicholson, Noblesville; (4) Phil Buck, Anderson Madison Heights; (5) Orlando “Gunner” Wyman, Vincennes Lincoln.
1981-82: (1) Jack Edison, Plymouth; (2) Neal McKeeman, Homestead; (3) Al Tucker, Cloverdale; (4) Butch Stafford, Anderson Highland; (5) Joe Mullen, Evansville Bosse.
1982-83: (1) Fred Mitchell, Chesterton; (2) Tom Dubois, Southwood; (3) Fred Belser, Indianapolis Manual; (4) Basil Mawbey, Connersville; (5) Stan Neal, Washington.
1983-84: (1) Skip Collins, Valparaiso; (2) Al Rhodes, Warsaw; (3) Dave Nicholson, Noblesville; (4) Calvin Bayley, Frankton; (5) Dave Worland, Washington Catholic.
1984-85: (1) Skip Collins, Valparaiso; (2) Kent Lochmueller, Carroll (Fort Wayne); (3) John Milholland, Frankfort; (4) Jimmie Howell, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); (5) Jim Jones, Princeton.
1985-86: (1) Joe Otis, LaPorte; (2) Al Rhodes, Warsaw; (3) Dave Nicholson, Noblesville; (4) John Robbins, Muncie South; (5) Jerrill VanDeventer, Boonville.
1986-87: (1) Steve Bennett, Lafayette Central Catholic; (2) Bill Green, Marion; (3) Bob Heady, Carmel; (4) Steve Brunes, East Central; (5) Dan Bush, Bedford North Lawrence.
1987-88: (1) Dan Warkentien, Oregon-Davis; (2) Creighton Burns, Mississinewa; (3) Bob Knapp, Rossville; (4) George Griffith, Richmond; (5) Steve Brett, Bloomfield.
1988-89: (1) Skip Collins, Valparaiso; (2) Dan Gunn, Marion; (3) Pat Rady, Terre Haute South; (4) Dave Porter, South Decatur; (5) Jack Butcher, Loogootee.
1989-90: (1) Denny Foster, Hebron; (2) Jim Hahn, Concord; (3) Frank Craig, Indianapolis Tech; (4) Ron Baldwin, Yorktown; (5) Gene Miiller, Vincennes Lincoln.
1990-91: (1) Ron Heflin, Gary Roosevelt; (2) Pete Smith, Manchester; (3) Bryan Hughes, Fountain Central; (4) Bill Hahn, Muncie South; (5) Dan Bush, Bedford North Lawrence.
1991-92: (1) Bob Punter, Valparaiso; (2) Al Rhodes, Warsaw; (3) Steve Brunes, Brownsburg; (4) Alan Darner, Anderson Highland; (5) Jim Miller, New Albany.
1992-93: (1) John Todd, East Chicago Central; (2) Marty Johnson, East Noble; (3) Steve Witty, Ben Davis; (4) George Griffith, Richmond; (5) Dave Clark, White River Valley.
1993-94: (1) Bob Punter, Valparaiso; (2) Dick Butt, Leo; (3) Phil Waddell, Tipton; (4) Mike Drews, Muncie Central; (5) Jim Miller, New Albany.
1994-95: (1) Jim East, Merrillville; (2) Moe Smedley, Manchester; (3) Joe Pearson, Indianapolis Washington; (4) Sam Alford, New Castle; (5) Brian Wahl, Pike Central.
1995-96: (1) Bob Buscher, Andrean; (2) Basil Mawbey, Kokomo; (3) Mark James, Franklin Central; (4) Garth Cone, Alexandria; (5) Mark Matthews, Bedford North Lawrence.
1996-97: (1) Joe Otis, LaPorte; (2) Marty Johnson, East Noble; (3) Dave McCollough, Noblesville; (4) Mel Seifert, Batesville; (5) Tom McKinney, Bloomington North.
1997-98: (1) Jack Edison, Plymouth; (2) Mike Sorrell, Goshen; (3) Alan Darner, Pike; (4) Paul Keller, Delta; (5) Dave Reese, Perry Central.
1998-99: (1) Jack Gabor, Kankakee Valley; (2) Tim Reinking, Fort Wayne Concordia; (3) Larry Nicks, Indianapolis Arlington; (4) Chip Mehaffey, Winchester; (5) J.R. Holmes, Bloomington South.
1999-2000: (1) Clint Swan, Andrean; (2) Moe Smedley, Marion; (3) Scott Heady, Warren Central; (4) Jerry Bomholt, Southwestern (Hanover); (5) Tom Beach, Forest Park.
2000-01: (1) Basil Mawbey, Lewis Cass; (2) Cliff Hawkins, DeKalb; (3) Steve Witty, Ben Davis; (4) Steve Bennett, New Castle; (5) Jerry O’Brian, Gibson Southern.
2001-02: (1) Pat Skaggs, Benton Central; (2) Wayne Barker, Bluffton; (3) Steve Witty, Ben Davis; (4) Chip Mehaffey, Winchester; (5) Jim Shannon, New Albany.
2002-03: (1) Mike Hackett, Munster; (2) Chris Benedict, Columbia City; (3) Brian Satterfield, Hamilton Southeastern; (4) Joe Bradburn, Yorktown; (5) Will Wyman, Evansville Harrison.
2003-04: (1) Chris Benedict, Columbia City; (1) Dean Foster, Penn. (2) Andy Weaver, Western; (2) Joe Luce, Benton Central. (3) Dave Benter, Brownstown Central; (3) Marty Echelbarger of Heritage Hills.
2004-05: (1) Robb Berger, Mishawaka; (1) Randy DeShone, Jimtown. (2) Joe Buck, Pendleton Heights; (2) Larry Nicks, Indianapolis Arlington. (3) Steve Combs, Vincennes Lincoln; (3) Dave Omer, Washington.
2005-06: (1) Jack Edison, Plymouth; (1) Steve Johnson, Elkhart Memorial. (2) Jack Keefer, Lawrence North; (2) David Wood, West Lafayette. (3) Jeff Hein, Evansville Bosse; (3) Harry Larrabee, Shelbyville.
2006-07: (1) Travis Hannah, Oregon-Davis; (1) Bob Punter, Valparaiso. (2) David McCollough, Noblesville; (2) Mark James, Franklin Central. (3) Tom Bradley, Orleans; (3) Jay Brown, Edgewood.
2007-08: (1) Jason Groves, Triton; (1) Tom Peller, Chesterton. (2) Travis Daugherty, Tipton; (2) Mark Galloway, Carmel. (3) J.R. Holmes, Bloomington South; (3) Jim Shannon, New Albany.
2008-09: (1) Jason Ridge, Northridge; (1) Marty Beasley, Carroll (Fort Wayne). (2) Shaun Busick, Zionsville; (2) Craig Teagle, Jay County. (3) Tom Weeks, Princeton; (3) Mike Saylor, Terre Haute South
2009-10: (1) Chris Johnson, Homestead; (1) Eric Thompson, Peru. (2) Brian Barber, Danville; (2) Steve Lynch, Mt. Vernon (Fortville). (3) Dave Benter, Brownstown Central; (3) Matt Wadsworth, North Posey.
2010-11: (1) Mike Hackett, Munster; (1) Mark Johnson, South Bend Riley. (2) Brian Hahn, Pendleton Heights; (2) Brian McCauley, Kokomo. (3) Nate Hawkins, Forest Park; (3) Andy Igel, Eastern Greene
2011-12: (1) Al Gooden, New Haven; (1) Chris Johnson, Homestead. (2) Scott Heady, Carmel; (2) Brian Satterfield, Hamilton Southeastern. (3) Bryan Hughes, Barr-Reeve; (3) Stacy Meyer, Greensburg.
2012-13: (1) Ryan Bales, Plymouth; (1) Mike Hackett, Munster. (2) Brad Dickey, Tipton; (2) Steve Lynch, Mt.Vernon (Fortville). (3) Brent Chitty, Columbus East; (3) Bryan Speer, Evansville Harrison.
2013-14: (1) Al Rhodes, Penn; (1) Aaron Wolfe, NorthWood. (2) Kent Chezem, Covington; (2) Brent Keck, Perry Meridian. (3) Bryan Hughes, Barr-Reeve; (3) Jamie Kolkmeier, Corydon Central.
2014-15: (1) Marty Beasley, Carroll (Fort Wayne); (1) Mike McBride, Churubusco. (2) Brent Brobston, Frankton (2); Rick Peckinpaugh, McCutcheon. (3) Michael Adams, Evansville Reitz; (3) Brandon Hoffman, Silver Creek.
2015-16: (1) T.J. Lux, Merrillville; (1) Doug Ogle, Warsaw. (2) Jimmie Howell, Lapel; (2) David McCollough, Shenandoah. (3) Matt Britton, Bloomfield (3); Jim Shannon, New Albany.
2016-17: (1) Barak Coolman, Valparaiso; (1) Clint Swan, Crown Point, (2) Criss Beyers, Warren Central; (2) Kevin Renbarger, Oak Hill. (3) Kerry Brown, Connersville; (3) Todd Sturgeon, Floyd Central.
2017-18: (1) Michael Edison, LaVille; (1) Rob Yoder, Westview. (2) Daniel Cox, New Castle; (2) Matt English, Beech Grove. (3) Scott McClelland, Morristown; (3) Todd Sturgeon, Floyd Central.
2018-19: (1) Ryan Eakins, East Noble; (1) Craig Teagle, Huntington North. (2) Mark Detweiler, Delta; (2) Ryan Osborn, Carmel. (3) Brandon Hoffman, Silver Creek; (3) J.R. Holmes, Bloomington South.
2019-20: (1) Marc Davidson, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian; (1) Marc Urban, Chesterton. (2) Al Gooden, Lawrence Central; (2) David McCollough, Shenandoah. (3) Nate Hawkins, Heritage Hills; (3) Kendall Wildey, South Decatur.
2020-21: (1) Chris Johnson, Homestead; (1) Chad Johnston, South Bend Adams. (2) Ryan Osborn, Carmel; (2) Andy Weaver, Plainfield. (3) Jeff Moore, Sullivan; (3) Josh Thompson, Barr-Reeve.
2021-22: (1) Travis Hannah, John Glenn; (1) Marc Urban, Chesterton. (2) Ben Rhoades, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); (2) Justin Ullom, Monroe Central. (3) Brent Dalrymple, North Daviess; (3) Kirk Manns, Seymour.