first_imgHow many of you saw the recent article in the Indianapolis Star about the new boys basketball coach at Blackford High School?  He is 82-year old Jerry Hoover.  Hoover has been a coach most of his career, including being an assistant coach at Indiana University at one time.  The past 3 years he has been retired from coaching, but got the urge to get back in when he saw the opening posted at Blackford.  I am sure there are older people still volunteering, but I doubt if there are too many older still employed as a head coach.After Blackford went 0-47 the last 2 years, Hoover has them off to a 5-1 start this year with the help of a freshman super star.  This young man is averaging over 30 points a game at this writing.  It will be interesting to see how the season turns out for Blackford and their 82-year old coach.last_img