Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Sports

November 18, 2012

OA announces new football coach

Gillman to lead new program

BATESVILLE — Oldenburg Academy will begin its first year of high school football in the 2013 season under the direction of Franklin County High School graduate Wes Gillman, according to a press release from OA marketing coordinator Kayla Wessling.

Gillman is a science/engineering faculty member at OA  and will lead the Twisters’ new program. As they will compete on select Monday and Friday nights beginning in 2013, according to the release.

Gillman's credentials include prior coaching experience at Union County High School and current responsibilities of leading a St. Michael youth football team in Brookville.  Gillman was also the 1995 Phil Eskew Mental Attitude Award recipient in his high school career while leading Franklin County to a state championship game appearance. Gillman has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University, according to Wessling.

OA Athletic Director, Ryan Brammer stated "Coach Gillman's experience and desire to lead the Twisters with a 'building from the ground up' approach solidified him as our guy.  He brings to the table the right enthusiasm, knowledge, care, sportsmanship, and tactful approach that is needed for the undertaking of the contact sport and has assembled a support staff that has an extraordinary amount of successful football coaching and playing tenure." 

Joining Gillman as assistant coach will be longtime assistant and prior head coach of Franklin County, Brice Sayne.  Sayne was a four year starter for Earlham College as well as a member of the Earlham College Athletic HOF.  He has over 20 years of experience coaching football and wrestling at the high school level.

Justin Seals and Kevin McDonnell will join as an assistant coaches.

Seals is a 1993 graduate of Franklin County High School and was an all-state linebacker.  He spent seasons at Rose Hulman as a football team captain and starting linebacker and earned his BA from Wilmington College.  Seals is currently employed at Hill-Rom.

McDonnell is a 1998 graduate of Notre Dame and had four years of kicking duties for the Irish, according to Wessling.  McDonnell is currently employed at Hill-Rom.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • spt - bv072514 - Lumbermen team Lumbermen sweep pair of doubleheaders In Vintage Baseball Association action, the Batesville Lumbermen hosted the Indianapolis Hoosiers Saturday, July 19, in Oldenburg as part of the Freudenfest festivities. Batesville Lumbermen are members of the Vintage Baseball Association, playing by

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Coaches name state's top high school basketball players The 12th annual Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Indiana High School Athletic Association Top 100 Showcase events are slated for July 23 (girls) and July 24 (boys) at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.The events are designed to give exposur

    July 22, 2014

  • spt - bv071814 - Babe Ruth Tournament breakdown GRAPHIC Batesville hosts major Babe Ruth Tournament Batesville’s team made it to the quarterfinals in the 10-and-under Central Indiana Babe Ruth Tournament hosted at The Plex here July 10-13. Muncie eliminated Batesville Saturday afternoon, July 12.Riley defeated Muncie and Mooresville-Wilson won over

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Grant will fund museum's film project A $12,000 grant from the Efroymson Family Fund has been awarded for the historic film project at the Milan ‘54 Hoosiers Museum, said fundraiser Timothy Molinari.The film project will include for the first ever individual interviews from all 11 surviv

    July 18, 2014

  • spt - bv071514 - AL baseball Batesville surprised in ninth inning In American Legion League baseball, Batesville's Prell-Bland Post 271 team battled it out vs. Brookville in a three-and-a-half hour game Wednesday night, July 9, at Liberty Park. Batesville took the lead 2-0 in the third inning. They stretched their

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alliance could bring NASCAR changes Whether they like it or not, NASCAR officials could be looking at changes in how television and sponsor money is divided with competitors and efforts to reduce costs of the sport.Last weekend the nine biggest teams in the Sprint Cup series announced

    July 11, 2014

  • SPORTS BRIEFS BHS football parents will meetThe Batesville High School Football Parents Club organizational meeting for all parents of new players is Wednesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria (enter through back doors).Info: Angie Bedel, 934-4012.Youth

    July 11, 2014

  • U.S. loss on World Cup pitch was a win back home The 2014 World Cup is over for America.The United States was knocked out in the Round of 16 by Belgium, 2-1, in a match with extra time that was intoxicating and crushing.The U.S. team was oh so close. That’s how sports go: One day you’re fighting fo

    July 8, 2014

  • spt - bv070314 - BHS baseball awards Program celebrates baseball season The Batesville High School baseball awards program took place Sunday, June 22, reported coach Alex Davis. “The program went really well and it was a great season for the Bulldogs. It was the first time we had won sectional since 2005 and our second s

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stingrays' season winding down On Thursday, June 26, the Batesville Stingrays traveled to Hidden Valley to win their final dual meet of the season. Several swimmers earned personal best times at least 10 seconds faster than their previous attempts. These swimmers include Rachel La

    July 8, 2014

NCAA Photo Roundup
NCAA Top 25
AP Video
The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook