JEFFERSONVILLE — Jeffersonville school administrators are looking for a new football coach for the fourth time since 2010.
After one season leading the Red Devils, Brian Glesing resigned his post on April 1. He was recently named the head coach at Paoli.
"I would like to thank all of the players, parents, administration and staff at Jeffersonville. I was happy to be a Red Devil," Glesing said. "I wish them nothing but the best in the future."
The Red Devils posted a 2-8 record in Glesing's one season at the helm. Glesing is 112-89 in his 19 years as a coach in Indiana. He spent the previous 11 years at Floyd Central, posting eight winning seasons and winning a sectional title in 2009. Glesing also won two sectional crowns in LaVille in 2002 and 2003. Glesing also posted 7-4 and 10-2 records at Clarksville in 2005 and 2006.
Jeffersonville athletic director Todd Satterly said that, despite the 2-8 record, Glesing was making quality progress.
"I really appreciate and am grateful for some of the things he implemented to get the program going in the right direction," Satterly said. "I just took it that it wasn't the best fit. There was nothing that happened, nothing was wrong, [it was] just a decision that maybe it wasn't the best fit for him. We wish him well moving forward."
Satterly described the positive progress as Glesing's ability to develop a mental approach necessary to turn around a program that has suffered three straight losing seasons in a tough Hoosier Hills Conference.
"[It's] just developing an attitude, a belief that we can compete. Football is important at Jeffersonville," Satterly said. "While, yes, we're in Indiana, and basketball gets the most notoriety, it is important for us to be successful in football. We could see that transition mentally for the effort they need to give in order to be competitive."
Jeff assistant coaches have taken charge of the Red Devils' offseason conditioning program since Glesing's resignation, Satterly said.
"We're receiving a lot of interest in the job. We're going through our candidate pool and will start narrowing down individuals without a true timetable on it," said Satterly, pointing toward early May as an ideal scenario. "We definitely want someone in place prior to the end of the school year, so they can roll right into the summer program and establish their philosophies with our kids."