Congratulations to the 2018-19 Bob King Award winners as Girls’ Coaches of the Year.
Chris Seibert, Crown Point
Chris Seibert is an IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year after guiding Crown Point to a 28-1 season that included championships of the Twin Lakes Holiday Tournament, Duneland Conference, Lowell Sectional and LaPorte Regional.
Seibert is 77-27 in four seasons with the Bulldogs, and he has a 136-104 record in 10 seasons as a girls’ varsity coach. He previously was the girls’ varsity coach at Portage for six seasons.
Seibert is a 2001 graduate of Valparaiso High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He attended Valparaiso University, graduating in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. In 2010, he earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Purdue University.
Seibert began his coaching career in 2002-03 as an assistant JV girls’ coach at Wheeler. He was a boys’ basketball varsity assistant at Wheeler for five seasons and was the boys’ varsity coach at Hammond Morton in 2008-09 before taking over the Portage girls’ program. The Morton boys were 8-13 in his one season with the Governors, and the Portage girls were 59-77 during his tenure with the Indians.
Seibert has been named 2019 Coach of the Year by the Gary Post-Tribune and The Times of Northwest Indiana. He also has been named an assistant coach for the 2019 Indiana girls All-Star team.
He and his wife, Tracy, have two daughters – Addison, 8, and Brynn, 5.
Josh Treesh, Central Noble
Josh Treesh is an IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year after guiding Central Noble to a 27-1 season that included championships of the Northeast Corner Conference, NECC Tournament, Central Noble Sectional and Winamac Regional.
In eight seasons over two stints guiding the Cougars, he has a 125-72 record that includes one conference title, three sectional trophies, three regional crowns, one semi-state title and the 2018 Class 2A state championship.
Treesh went 25-38 while leading the team from 2007-10. He has gone 100-34 from 2014-present with the multiple championships in the past three seasons. In between his time at Central Noble, Treesh was an East Noble boys’ basketball assistant from 2010-12 and was the East Noble boys’ basketball head coach in 2012-13. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at East Noble in 2006-07 before becoming the Central Noble girls’ head coach in the spring of 2007.
He was named the KPC Media Coach of the Year in girls’ basketball and in all sports for 2018 as well as the Outside The Huddle girls basketball Coach of the Year for the Fort Wayne area in 2019.
Treesh is a 1996 graduate of East Noble, where he played basketball, baseball and tennis for four years. He then went to Tri-State University (now Trine University), where he played four years of basketball and graduated in 2001. Treesh is a middle school physical education and health teacher for East Noble Schools.
He and his wife, Summer, have two children – Caden, 14, and Mason, 10.
Chris Huppenthal, Hamilton Southeastern
Chris Huppenthal is an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year after leading Hamilton Southeastern to a 27-1 season that included Hoosier Crossroads Conference, Hamilton Southeastern Sectional, Kokomo Regional, LaPorte Semi-State and Class 4A state championships.
Huppenthal is 424-114 in 23 seasons as a girls’ basketball varsity coach, including a 249-76 mark in 14 seasons with the Royals. He previously was the head coach at Highland for eight seasons and Kokomo for one year. Overall, his teams have won eight sectionals, seven regionals, one semi-state and one state crown.
Huppenthal is a 1984 graduate of Highland High School, where he competed in football, baseball and wrestling. He attended Ball State, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in math education in 1989.
His first coaching position came at his alma mater, where he guided the Highland girls’ JV team for two seasons. He became the Trojans’ varsity coach in the fall of 1995 and directed the team to a 156-32 record over eight seasons with sectional and regional titles in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003. Huppenthal moved to Kokomo as an assistant coach for one year and was the Kokomo head coach in 2004-05, leading the Lady Kats to a 19-6 mark that included sectional and regional crowns.
He then moved to Hamilton Southeastern, where the Royals won sectionals in 2006 and 2007 as well as a regional in 2006 prior to their 2019 postseason run. HSE also has captured HCC titles in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019. His Highland teams won Lake Conference crowns in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003.
Huppenthal previously was an IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year in 2001 and an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year in 2006. He also was the ICGSA District 3 Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2012. He was voted a conference Coach of the Year seven times at Highland (1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003) and six times at HSE (2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2019).
In addition to his girls’ basketball coaching, he also was an assistant football coach and an assistant baseball coach at Highland for four seasons in each sport (1989-93).
Huppenthal has been a geometry and business math teacher at Hamilton Southeastern for 14 years. He previously taught at Highland for 13 years and Kokomo for two years.
He and his wife, Suzan, have two children – Kalee, 21, and Cody, 19.
Todd Law, Oak Hill
Todd Law is an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year after leading Oak Hill to a 25-3 season that included Central Indiana Conference, Manchester Sectional, Eastern (Greentown) Regional, Logansport Semi-State and Class 2A state championships.
Law is 289-75 in 15 seasons as a girls’ basketball varsity coach, all at Oak Hill. His Golden Eagles have captured seven sectionals, five regionals, four semi-states and one state title. His teams also have won 10 conference titles (one Three Rivers, nine CIC) and eight Grant Four championships. In addition, 11 of his players have gone on to play college basketball, including 2010 Indiana Miss Basketball Courtney Moses, who played at Purdue.
Law is a 1984 graduate of Oak Hill, where he played basketball, baseball and golf. He attended Taylor University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education in 1988 and later added a psychology endorsement from Purdue-Fort Wayne. He went on to earn a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Saint Francis in 1995.
Law began his coaching career while in high school, assisting with the Oak Hill eighth-grade football team. In college, he served as the Oak Hill seventh-grade boys’ basketball coach for one season and the Oak Hill ninth-grade boys’ basketball coach for two seasons.
After college, he was the JV boys’ basketball coach and a football assistant coach at Manchester High School for two seasons before becoming the Southwood boys’ basketball varsity coach for six years (1990-96) with a 41-86 record. He was an Oak Hill football assistant from 1996-2000 and a Southwood football assistant from 2001-03. He also coached eighth-grade girls’ basketball at Southwood from 2001-03 before becoming the Oak Hill girls’ varsity coach in 2004.
Law also was an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year in 2007 and ICGSA Class 2A State Coach of the Year in 2009. He also has been named Coach of the Year six times by the Marion Chronicle-Tribune, and he coached in the 2009 North-South Indiana All-Star Classic. He has been named a coach for the 2019 “Hoosiers” Reunion All-Star Classic in April and an assistant coach for the 2019 girls Indiana Junior All-Stars.
Law is the son of Jim Law, a football coach at Oak Hill High School (1963-81) and Taylor University (1982-90). Jim Law was inducted into the Taylor University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000, the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Grant County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
Todd Law has been a guidance counselor at Oak Hill since 2003. He also likes to golf and fish and is a fan of the Indiana University Hoosiers and the Indianapolis Colts.
Law and his wife, Valerie, have two children – Michael, 22, and Brooke, 20.
Jeff Allen, Bedford North Lawrence
Jeff Allen is an IBCA District 3 Coach of the Year after guiding Bedford North Lawrence to a 23-6 season that included a share of the Hoosier Hills Conference championship and a New Albany Sectional title.
Allen is 112-25 in five seasons as the varsity coach of the Lady Stars, a tenure that has included three HHC crowns, five sectional trophies and a regional championship in 2018.
Allen is a 1979 graduate of Eastern Greene High School, where he averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds as a senior and was named all-Southwest Indiana Conference, the Bedford Times-Mail co-Player of the Year, small school all-state and honorable mention all-state selection in boys’ basketball.
He went on to become a two-year starter for coach Dan Sparks at Vincennes University, averaging 8.1 points for a 27-10 team as a freshman and 8.6 points for a 19-10 squad as a sophomore. Allen then went to DePaul, playing two years for Hall of Fame coach Ray Meyer on squads that posted 26-2 and 21-12 seasons.
Allen began his coaching career as a men’s basketball graduate assistant from 1984-1986 at DePaul while completing a master’s of business of administration. He returned to coaching in 2007 for a two-year stint as a boys’ basketball assistant at Bedford.
He shifted to the girls’ program in 2009, serving as a Lady Stars’ assistant for five seasons and helping the program capture Class 4A state championships in 2013 and 2014. He was promoted to BNL girls’ varsity coach for the 2014-15 season.
Allen received a bachelor’s degree in business in 1983 and his MBA in 1986. He currently is the chief financial officer for IN-FAB, Inc., of Bedford.
He and his wife, Linda, have four children – sons Jared and John as well as daughters Jenna and Jorie.
Larry Winters, Bloomington South
Larry Winters is an IBCA District 3 Coach of the Year after leading Bloomington South to a 21-4 season that included Conference Indiana and Columbus East Sectional championships.
Winters is 288-158 in 20 seasons as a girls’ varsity head coach, all at Bloomington South. During that span, the Panthers have captured four sectional titles (2002, 2009, 2010 and 2019) and five CI crowns (2001, 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2019).
The Panthers’ leader was named Conference Indiana Coach of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2019. He also was honored as Bloomington Herald-Times Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2019. Winters served as head coach of the Indiana girls Junior All-Stars in 2008 and an assistant coach for the Indiana girls All-Stars in 2011.
Winters is a 1977 graduate of Bloomington North, where he played basketball. He attended Montana State University-Northern, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in recreational sports and physical education in 1982. He later earned a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. As a player, Winters was named first-team all-conference, all-NAIA District 12 and NAIA honorable mention All-America at MSUN. He still stands ninth on the Lights’ all-time scoring list with 1,351 points and was inducted into the MSUN Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000.
Winters began his coaching career as a boys’ basketball assistant to J.R. Holmes at Bloomington South for eight seasons. He then was a girls’ basketball assistant to Criss Beyers at Bloomington South for five seasons before becoming the Panthers’ head coach in the fall of 1999.
Winters teaches physical education and also serves as an assistant athletic director at Bloomington South.
He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for two years.