Tribune photo by Zach Spicer/ First-year Medora High School boys basketball coach Andrew Evertts, center, talks to David Goss, left, as Bryce Cockerham shoots during a recent open gym session at the school.
Tribune photo by Zach Spicer/ Andrew Evertts, left, who is beginning his first year as head coach of the boys basketball team at Medora High School, checks out Bryce Cockerham's shooting form during a recent open gym session at the school.
Growing up in northeastern Indiana, Andrew Evertts wasn’t familiar with the small Jackson County community of Medora.
After recently graduating from Indiana University in Bloomington and coaching basketball in that area, he began searching for a place where he could be the boys basketball head coach and a teacher. He found out about an opening at Medora on the Department of Education website, and he applied and received a call from the school.
It ended up being the right fit, and in the spring Evertts, 24, accepted the coaching and teaching job. Then, near the start of the school year, Medora also was in need of a high school cross-country coach, so Evertts took on that role, too.
After meeting people at the school and in the community, he said he’s in the right place.
“I’ve only been here a couple of months, but I already love it. Everybody has been so friendly,” he said. “People are excited about basketball. They are ready for it. I can’t wait. The kids are excited, too, and they are confident now, so I just hope it stays that way and they are the same way when the season comes.”
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