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Mike Kirschner hired as new Mt. Vernon High School Football Coach

Mike Kirschner School Board Dr Robbins

January 18, 2018 ~ For Immediate Release:
Mike Kirschner tabbed to Lead Mt. Vernon Football


At a special meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2018 Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins
recommended Coach Mike Kirschner as the next head football coach at Mt. Vernon High
School. Coach Kirschner comes to Mt. Vernon after an 18-year tenure at Ben Davis High
School, where he spent the last eleven as head football coach. While at Ben Davis, Coach
Kirschner was part of 2 state titles as an assistant coach (under Coach Dick Dullaghan), and
as the head coach led the Giants to the 2014 and 2017 6A state crowns. While leading the
Giants, Mike Kirschner has garnered numerous team and personal recognitions including
the following:
* 5 sectional championships (2008, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017)
* 4 Regional Championships (2008, 2014, 2016, 2017)
* 2 Semi-State Championships (2014, 2017)
* 2 State Championships (2014, 2017)
* Three MIC Championships (2012, 2013, 2017)
* Marion County Coach of the Year (2011, 2016, 2017)
* IFCA Coach of the Year (2014, 2017)
* MaxPreps Indiana Coach of the Year (2014)
* Head Coach of the Indiana North/South All-Star Game (2013)
* Assistant Coach of the Indiana North/South All-Star Game (2012)
* Assistant Coach Defensive Line - Army All-American Game (2015)
* Head Coach - Army All-American Game (2017)
* Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Finalist (2014, 2017)
* Army All-American Bowl Coach of the Year Finalist (2018)
While the accolades were impressive, the humility Coach Kirschner displayed throughout
the process only increased our excitement for what he may bring to our students and
community. We look forward to the leadership that Coach Kirschner will bring to the

Marauder family. As a coach, teacher, father, and motivational speaker, Coach Kirschner
has had a tremendous impact on the lives of thousands of people throughout his career and
will undoubtedly leave his mark on MV. Please join me in welcoming Coach Mike Kirschner
and his family to Mt. Vernon.

Kind Regards,
Dr. Shane Robbins, ATC, LAT
Superintendent of Schools

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