Brown County High School’s head football coach has resigned, citing conflicts between coaching and making time for his two children.
Ethan Schreiber has been coaching the Eagles since 2013.
He’s compiled an 8-23 record over three seasons. The team finished 2015 at 2-8.
His first year, with 20 seniors on his bench, Schreiber led the Eagles to first place in the Western Indiana Conference. The team ended 2013 with a 6-5 record in sectional semifinals.
The Eagles hadn’t had a winning season since going 7-3 in 2003.
“With two young children at home and living in Franklin, he no longer feels he is able to give both his family and the football program the time they each deserve,” said Brown County High School Athletic Director Matt Tuggle Dec. 4.
The school board accepted Schreiber’s resignation Dec. 3.
Schreiber and his wife, Bryana, were interviewed for a November 2013 story about the impact of the schedules faced by teacher-coaches on family life.
At that time, they had only one child.
“It is rough,” Schreiber said. “When I get home at night, I spend time with Grant until he falls asleep. Then I spend time with my wife until she falls asleep. Then I watch film, looking for tendencies.”
Schreiber was an All-State linebacker and All-Conference running back when he played for Eric Noll High School.
Instead of playing in college, he turned to teaching and coaching as his new passions.
While studying to be a teacher at IUPUI, he commuted almost two hours a day to help his brother, Eric, coach Greensburg’s football team.
Tuggle said the administration respects Schreiber’s decision and wishes him well if or when he seeks another coaching job.
The district will begin looking for a new head coach, and the assistant coaches will oversee off-season activities in the meantime, Tuggle said.
Schreiber is also a social studies teacher at BCHS.