One of the Indiana's most successful and well-known football coaches has been fired after just five games in 2012.
Matt Lindsay, who guided Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
to nine state titles in 26 seasons, was relieved of his duties because of "violations of school and Diocesan policies, and his violations of his employment contract obligation."
Those were the words of a news release sent by the school on Sunday.
He told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
that he loves "the people and the kids, and I wish them all the best." He declined further comment.
Steve Keefer, husband of Luers principal Mary Keefer, was named the new head football coach Monday. He was the team's head coach from 1979-86 and has been a team assistant in recent seasons.
Bishop Luers has won the last three Class 2A titles. Lindsay has been the school's athletic director the last 21 years and he's been at the school the last 33. The Knights are 3-2 this season and have won three of four, including a 27-7 win over Wayne on Friday. The Bishop Luers record book on MaxPreps.com
shows that Lindsay compiled a 63-32 record in the past eight seasons.
We will update the situation if more information is released.