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Why
Russ Mann

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Mission

At the highest level in high school, build a football program into an absolute giant.

To have a positive and lasting impact with the young men in our program.

Our program will have to play at a high level on the field and our players will understand their role within Ben Davis High School. Our success will bring a positive impact within our school and our community.

To become a yearly favorite for the 6A Football State Championship.

To have a positive impact within our school; teachers, administrators, and other athletic programs.

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Vision

The impact the head football coach can have on a school is truly special. 

I firmly believe, that a successful football season has a significant impact on the schools moral and student behavior. 

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Football playing Roles

High School:

Full Time Special Teams - JV QB

Starting Corner - Full Time Special Teams

Starting QB & Starting Corner - No Special Teams

College:

Special Teams Back-up - 1-year

Starting Safety - Full Time Special Teams - 3-years

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Athletic background

Middle School:

Football - Basketball - Wrestling - Track - Baseball

High School:

Football - Basketball - Baseball

College:

Football - Track

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Leading

High School:

1998 - 4A Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award Winner

1998 - Football Captain

1999 - Baseball Captain

College:

2001 - Track & Field Mental Attitude Award Winner

2002 - Football Hubert Brown Mental Attitude Award Winner

2002 - Football Captain

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Classroom

2005 - North Central New Teacher of the Year

2016 - Warren Central Teacher of the Year Finalist

2017 - Warren Central Teacher of the Year Finalist

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Unique
Youth League Experience

Carmel Dad's Club:

Rec Coach - 3-years

"Gold" Travel Coach - 5-years

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All Sports

Coached:

Varsity & JV Baseball - 7-years

Track - 3-years

Co-Taught:

Stacy Mitchell - Head Girls Basketball Coach - 3-years

Attend/Watch:

 Wrestling State Championship

Boys Basketball State Championship

Girls Basketball State Championship

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Parent

Student-Athlete Daughters:

Ava - Fr. - Starting PG - Carmel Girls JV Basketball

Annie - 7th - #1 Doubles - Creekside Tennis

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State Championship

1998 - Player - 4A State Runner Up - Starting QB/Corner

2012 - Coach - 5A State Champion - Coordinator

2013 - Coach - 6A State Champion - Coordinator

2018 - Coach - 6A State Champion - Coordinator

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Experience

North Central:

Rick Streiff - Mark Haste - Keith Shelton

Lawrence Central:

Jayson West

Warren Central:

Jayson West - Mike Kirschner - Stacy Mitchell

Ben Davis:

Jason Simmons

Carmel:

Tod Widlan - Erin Trimpe

Sustained State Championship Success

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