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DELPHI -- As athletic director at ...
DELPHI -- As athletic director at Benton Central almost a decade ago, Dan Dawson helped create the J&C Hoops Classic basketball tournaments.
Now the athletic director at Delphi
followed a similar model when designing the boys and girls basketball tournaments the school will host beginning next November.
Seven other area teams will join the Oracles in the Indiana Kitchen Basketball Classic.
"We want this to be a first-class tournament, and we hope we start a new tradition here," said Dawson, who is also Delphi's girls basketball coach.
will provide the tournament's title sponsorship, and Dawson
said there will also be nightly sponsors.
will cover the operating costs of the tournament, with all eight athletic programs equally splitting gate and sponsorship proceeds.
"We think this is going to be a very, very nice financial situation for every school that's involved in this tournament, plus great competition," Dawson
said the White County Tournament, which features Delphi
, Frontier, North White and Tri-County, will continue through next season.
said discussions are ongoing about the tournament's future beyond that.
Dan Dawson, Delphi's ...
Dan Dawson, Delphi's athletic director and girls basketball coach, was a finalist for the vacant Lafayette Jeff girls basketball position but had a change of heart.
name from consideration on Friday.
"I have a strong relationship with the players that are currently playing for me at Delphi," Dawson
"I felt like I needed to remove my name from consideration, because I felt it was the right thing to do."
A press conference scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday to announce Jeff's new coach was postponed until Monday at 4 p.m.
Lafayette Jeff athletic director Mark Preston would not say who was scheduled to be announced as the coach, but acknowledged that Dawson was a candidate who removed his name.
is 93-69 in eight years of coaching girls basketball at Delphi and Carroll.
He also coached boys basketball at Seeger and Sheridan and was athletic director at Benton Central.
"We're fortunate that we have athletes that have bought in and they are spending time in the gym and we've upped the level of intensity," Dawson
Dan Dawson sincerely enjoyed ...
Dan Dawson sincerely enjoyed his year as middle school Dean of Students at Delphi.
Earlier this week, Delphi
formally announced Dawson
as its new athletic director.He
succeeds Vince Burpo, who is returning to his
former jobs as teacher and football coach.
"My heart is in athletics," Dawson
said."It's been a love of mine since the day I was named athletic director at Carroll 13 years ago.I enjoyed the role of athletic director and dealing with coaches and officials and athletes.It's something I find rewarding and very interesting, and it just fits me."Dawson will remain the Oracles' girls basketball coach.
The athletic director position oversees middle school sports as well.
Before coming to Delphi
spent 10 seasons as athletic director at Benton Central
, another Hoosier Conference school.He previously served as athletic director and girls basketball coach at Carroll.
"We need to become competitive in a lot of different areas," Dawson
"They hit tough shots, though," Delphi ...
"They hit tough shots, though," Delphi coach Dan Dawson said.
"From the beginning when the position ...
"From the beginning when the position opened, Michael's name has been popular among the administration," said Delphi athletic director Dan Dawson, who said he received about two dozen applicants for the position.