Brady Armstrong was approved by the North Putnam Community School Corporation as the High School Head Varsity Coach at a special meeting held Thursday.
Board President Debbie Sillery and board member Charlie Boller both praised the selection of Armstrong as coach.
"He blew us away in the interview. We were really impressed," said Boller.
"I'm also excited," added Sillery. "He will also bring a lot enthusiasm to the classroom."
Armstrong coached at Heritage Christian for five years before moving to Tri-West as assistant coach last year. He will teach health at the High School in addition to coaching.
The board also approved Jill Schreiber as a Physical Education teacher for Roachdale Elementary and as an Instructional Assistant for swimming at the Middle School. Ken Kerns was also approved as an Instructional Assistant for swimming. The Middle School has a Learn to Swim class which Kerns and Schreiber will teach.
In Extra Curricular Staff they accepted the resignation of Brittany Pierce as the middle School Cheerleading Coach.
The board approved the following staff for Extra Curricular positions: Armstrong as Varsity Basketball Coach, Mark Smith as High School Assistant Football Coach, Ken Kerns, Norm Fish and Oliver Haste as High School Volunteer Assistant Football Coaches and Dan Vukovits as High School Volunteer Assistant Football/Strength & conditioning.
At the Middle School Ron Price was approved as Head Football Coach with Aaron Allee named First Assistant Football Coach. Fred Shorter and Lonnie Lawhorn were approved as Assistant Football Coaches. Paul Smerage, Tony Gray, Darren Montgomery and Dave Nauert were all approved as Volunteer Assistant Coaches.
Jill Schreiber was named Middle School Seventh Grade Volleyball Coach and Tara Angermeier was approved as Eighth grade Head Volleyball Coach. Sue Frazier was approved as Volunteer Assistant eighth grade Volleyball Coach, Susan Trent as Middle School Cross Country Coach and Jana Brothers as Assistant Cross Country Coach.
Two corrections to last months' staff approvals were made: Dan Fouts as High School First Assistant Football Coach and Ross Dahlstrom as High School Assistant Football Coach.
The North Putnam Community School Corporation Board regularly meets on the third Thursday of the month at the corporation facility.