Congratulations to the 2018-19 Bob King Award winners as Boys’ Coaches of the Year.
Ryan Eakins, East Noble
Ryan Eakins is an IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year after leading East Noble to a 21-4 season that included championships of the Elkhart Central Holiday Tournament and the Northeast 8 Conference.
Eakins is 54-18 in three seasons with the Knights with two Northeast 8 crowns, and he has an 80-80 overall record in seven seasons as a boys’ basketball varsity coach. Previously, Eakins was 26-62 from 2011-15 in four seasons at Bremen and he was an assistant coach for one season at Columbus North in 2015-16.
Eakins is a 2006 graduate of Seymour High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He went on to attend Grace College, where he also played basketball and baseball and graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in education. As a player, he helped Seymour to a 41-25 record in three varsity seasons and he helped Grace to the elite eight of the NAIA national tournament in 2008 and 2009 while playing for coach Jim Kessler.
Eakins served as an assistant coach for one year at Grace and one year at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio before becoming the Bremen varsity coach. At East Noble, after going 21-3 in 2017-18, the back-to-back 20-win seasons are the program’s first since 1996 and 1997. The consecutive conference titles are the Knights’ first since 2001.
Eakins, who teaches history and psychology at East Noble, has been named an assistant coach for the 2019 Indiana Junior All-Stars.
He and his wife, Meredith, have a son – Parker, 1.
Craig Teagle, Huntington North
Craig Teagle is an IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year after guiding Huntington North to a 22-5 season that included championships in the Huntington North Classic and the Fort Wayne Wayne Sectional, the Vikings’ first sectional title in 18 seasons.
In four seasons at Huntington North, Teagle’s teams have compiled a 74-29 record with two Northeast 8 Conference crowns. He previously was a head coach at Caston, Knox and Jay County and has a 400-219 ledger with seven sectional trophies, one regional title and one semi-state crown in 27 seasons.
Teagle is a 1981 graduate of Blackford High School, where he played basketball. He attended Ball State, where he graduated in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in education and later earned a master’s degree in secondary education in 1999.
He was an assistant coach for one year at Blackford and five years at North Judson (for David McCollough) before becoming a head coach at Caston in the fall of 1992. His teams went 66-42 with one sectional crown in five seasons at Caston, and he was 10-11 in one season at Knox. He then moved to Jay County, where his teams went 250-137 in 17 seasons, including five sectional titles. His 2005-06 Patriots also won a regional and semi-state.
Over the years, Teagle has been named Pharos-Tribune Coach of the Year, twice was Olympic Conference Coach of the Year, twice was Ball State Alumni Coach of the Year and was voted an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year in 2009. Teagle also served as head coach of the Indiana Junior All-Stars in 2009 and as head coach of the Indiana All-Stars in 2012, and he is the current president of the IBCA.
Teagle and his wife, Shelley, have three children – Alexa, 25, Trey, 22, and Lauren, 19.
Mark Detweiler, Delta
Mark Detweiler is an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year after directing Delta to a 27-1 season that included championships of the Hoosier Heritage Conference and the New Castle Sectional. The Eagles completed the regular season as Indiana’s only undefeated team.
In 21 seasons at a varsity boys’ basketball coach, Detweiler’s teams have compiled a 280-201 record with four sectional championships. That includes a 28-38 mark with one sectional title in three seasons at Randolph Southern, a 207-155 ledger with two sectional crowns in 16 seasons at Union County and a 45-8 record with one sectional trophy in two seasons at Delta.
He was named Coach of the Year by the Richmond Palladium-Item in 2012 and 2013, and he has been named head coach for the 2019 Indiana Junior All-Stars.
Detweiler is a 1988 graduate of Northeastern High School, where he played basketball and golf. He played one season of basketball at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida, then transferred to Ball State and graduated in 1992. He later earned a master’s degree in administration from Ball State in 2008.
Detweiler served as a basketball assistant coach at Cowan, Blue River, Daleville and Randolph Southern before becoming the Randolph Southern head coach in the fall of 1998. He also has spent the past 17 years as a shooting instructor with the Dick Baumgartner Shooting Camp.
Detweiler teaches geography at Delta High School.
He and his wife, Jennifer, have four children – Kati, Maci, Whitney and Carter.
Ryan Osborn, Carmel
Ryan Osborn is an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year after leading Carmel to a 26-1 season that included the Class 4A state championship. Earlier, the Greyhounds also claimed titles in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference, the Carmel Sectional, the Logansport Regional and the Lafayette Semi-State.
He has a two-year record of 47-9 as a varsity head coach with one MIC, two sectional, two regional and two semi-state crowns in addition to the one state championship.
Osborn has been named an assistant coach for the 2019 Indiana Junior All-Stars.
A 1999 graduate of Logansport High School, Osborn competed in basketball, baseball and football in high school and averaged 19.4 points in basketball as a senior. He attended Butler University for one semester, then transferred to IUPUI where he played three seasons of basketball – including being a part of the Jaguars’ team that earned a berth in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. He graduated from IUPUI in 2004 and later earned a master’s degree in 2009 from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Ariz.
Osborn began his coaching career as IUPUI’s director of basketball operations for Ron Hunter from 2004-06. He then served as a boys’ basketball assistant coach at Avon to Jason Young for five seasons and followed with six years as a boys’ basketball assistant to Scott Heady at Carmel. The Orioles were 62-46 during his time in Hendricks County, including a school-best 20-3 mark in 2010-11. The Greyhounds were 131-25 while he assisted with five sectional titles plus two regional, two semi-state and two Class 4A state championships.
Osborn is in his eighth year as a physical education teacher at Carmel. He previously was a physical education teacher for one year at Lebanon High School and for five years at Avon.
He and his wife, Megan, have two children – Ryan, 13, and Griffin, 8.
Brandon Hoffman, Silver Creek
Brandon Hoffman is an IBCA District 3 Coach of the Year after directing Silver Creek to a 25-3 season that included the Class 3A state championships. Along the way, Hoffman’s squad also captured titles in the Silver Creek Holiday Tournament, the Charlestown Sectional, Southridge Regional and the Seymour Semi-State.
In nine seasons, Hoffman has guided the Dragons to a 151-67 record with three Mid-Southern Conference crowns, five sectional trophies, one regional title, one semi-state crown and one state championship.
A 1998 graduate of Silver Creek, Hoffman was a three-year varsity player for the Dragons. He attended Hanover College and was a four-year letterman for the Panthers under coach Mike Beitzel. He received his degree in exercise science in 2002.
Upon graduation, Hoffman returned to Silver Creek as JV coach for seven years under coach John Bradley. Hoffman then became the Dragons’ varsity coach in the fall of 2010. During his tenure, Hoffman’s teams have won MSC championships in 2012, 2015 and 2018 as well as sectional trophies in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
Hoffman, who was voted MSC Coach of the Year in 2012, 2015 and 2018, also was an IBCA District 3 Coach of the Year in 2015. He also served as an assistant coach for the 2015 Indiana Junior All-Stars.
Hoffman teaches physical education and health at Silver Creek.
He and his wife, Jessica, have three children – Walker, 12, Harper, 9, and Lincoln, 5.
J.R. Holmes, Bloomington South
J.R. Holmes is an IBCA District 3 Coach of the Year after guiding Bloomington South to a 24-4 season that included championships of Conference Indiana and the Columbus North Sectional – and also a season in which Holmes became just the second Indiana high school basketball coach to reach 800 career victories and became the state’s all-time winningest coach with 810 triumphs.
In 49 seasons as a boys’ basketball varsity coach, Holmes has an 810-339 record with 17 conference championships (eight South Central Conference, nine Conference Indiana), 20 sectional trophies, seven regional crowns, two semi-state titles and Class 4A state championships in 2009 and 2011. The Panthers five times were a “final four” team and nine times have been an “elite eight” squad.
His overall numbers include a 30-14 mark in two seasons at Tunnelton (1970-72), a 113-104 slate in 10 seasons at Mitchell (1972-82) and a 667-221 ledger in 37 seasons at Bloomington South (1982-present).
Remarkably, his Panthers have amassed 20 or more victories in a season on 15 occasions, including the past five seasons. His team has captured the past four CI titles and owns a current 25-game league winning streak.
Holmes is a 1965 graduate of Needmore High School, where he earned 16 varsity letters in four sports. He averaged 15 points as a junior on Needmore’s only sectional champion in basketball and the Hilltoppers went 43-6 in his final two seasons as a player. He went to Indiana State, lettered one season in basketball for the Sycamores and graduated in 1969. He spent one season as an ISU graduate assistant coach before becoming a high school coach at Tunnelton.
Holmes has coached nine players – including his son Jonathan – who were chosen to the Indiana All-Star team, and he was the Indiana All-Star team coach in 2001. He previously was named IBCA District 5 Coach of the Year in 1999 and IBCA District 3 Coach of the Year in 2008. He has earned numerous local and conference Coach of the Year honors, and he was named USA Today’s National Coach of the Year in 2009.
Among his former assistant coaches who have become head coaches are Criss Beyers (Bloomington South girls, Martinsville boys, Warren Central boys), Donovan Garletts (Marquette Catholic boys), Joe Granecki (Jennings County girls), Heath Howington (North Posey boys), Matt Seifers (Mitchell boys, Southport girls, Bedford North Lawrence boys), Kyle Simpson (Southport boys) and Larry Winters (Bloomington South girls).
Holmes was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
He and his wife, Martha, have two children – Jonathan and Meredith. Jonathan played basketball at North Carolina and now is the associate head coach at William & Mary. Meredith played tennis at Virginia Tech and now is an aerospace engineer in Albuquerque, N.M.