Owls football coach accepts new position

Josh Shattuck will not return as the head coach of the Seymour varsity football team this fall.

On Tuesday evening, the Elkhart Central school board approved for Shattuck to take over the program.

Shattuck said he plans to resign as football coach at Seymour immediately.

This past fall, Shattuck’s Owls finished with a record of 8-4 while also finishing second in the Hoosier Hills Conference standings.

It was the first season since 2005 that the Owls finished with a winning record.

After the winless season in Shattuck’s first year as coach, the Owls finished 2-8 in 2014. The next year, the Owls finished 5-7.

The number of football players spiked from 2013 to 2016, going from 46 to 87 and reinstating the freshman team.

Shattuck helped create the Seymour Area Youth Football League and also was heavily involved in the middle school program.

Look for a full story on Shattuck’s departure in Thursday’s Tribune.

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at jmorey@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.