Gorch on the Porch: New coaches galore in local boys hoops

File photo by Robb QuinnMarquette's Chandler Goodwin blocks the shot of a La Lumiere 'B' team member in a game last season. Goodwin will be a starter this season for first-year head coach Fred Mooney, who replaces Donovan Garletts.

As the Indiana high school boys basketball season started this past week, fans are going to notice several new faces on the sidelines.

Four IHSAA teams changed coaches during the offseason, with two of them mired in a bit of controversy. At La Porte, longtime coach Tom Wells was not renewed by the school board, leading to a heated public meeting and no legitimate explanation about his termination. He was replaced by Kyle Benge, who has college assistant coaching experience, but no high school head coaching on his resume.

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