The Seymour Community Schools board of trustees approved the hiring of Michael Kelly as head varsity football coach and physical education teacher Tuesday evening.
Kelly has coached at Fishers High School since 2008.
Kelly took over as the offensive line coach in 2010 and in 2015 was named offensive coordinator.
The Tigers, with Kelly on board, won a Class 6A state title against Lawrence Central in 2010.
In his first season with the Tigers, Kelly coached the freshmen offensive and defensive line and began teaching in the health and physical education department.
In 2009, Kelly worked as the varsity tight ends and defensive tackles coach and JV assistant coach.
He graduated from Taylor University in 2005, where he was a three-year letterman and starter at offensive tackle.
Before going to Fishers, he was a teacher and coach at Central Hardin High school (Elizabethtown, Kentucky), where he coached varsity wide receivers and defensive ends.
While at Central, he also served as the freshman and JV offensive coordinator and one year as the freshman defensive coordinator.
Kelly was a three-year starter at Jay County High School in Portland, Indiana, where he was named to the all-conference team.
Kelly replaces Josh Shattuck, who resigned as the Seymour head football coach April 12 after Elkhart Central’s school board approved his hire the previous night.
Seymour athletics director Kirk Manns said that 30 applicants put their names in for the job.
The board then narrowed it down to 24 before having three come back for the final round of interviews.
Manns said Kelly will be in Seymour this week to speak with the players and coaches.
Look for a full story on Kelly in an upcoming edition of The Tribune this week.