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John Snyder '87 Named Girl's Basketball Coach at Indiana's Warsaw Community HS

September 22, 2004

September 22, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - John A. Snyder, a social studies teacher at Warsaw (Indiana) Community High School and member of DePauw University's Class of 1987, has been named the head girl's basketball coach at WCHS, his alma mater. An article in the Warsaw Times-Union says Snyder "knows the rich history of the Tiger basketball program. As a 6-foot-7 sophomore, Snyder started at center for Al Rhodes’ team that advanced to the 1981 final four. Since [leaving] DePauw University in Greencastle, Snyder has spent 17 years as an assistant boys coach, working 13 years in the Warsaw boys program with Rhodes and Doug Ogle and four years as the junior varsity boys coach at Columbia City."

The 39-year-old Snyder, writes Dale Hubler, "was unanimously voted Warsaw’s girls head coach Monday by the seven-seat school board. 'It means something to me,' Snyder said of the chance to coach at the school where he played. 'I moved here in 1976 when I was in sixth grade. My first basketball experience here in Warsaw was the girls winning the first state championship. There’s tradition here, and the program is already in place.'”

The article points out that "Snyder takes over the head coaching duties for Will Wienhorst, whose Tigers were ranked No. 1 in the preseason and finished the season ranked No. 2 with a 26-3 record and as the state runner-up." You can read the entire text by clicking here.

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