Kirschner resigns from coaching football

Staff report

Saying “it’s time for a change” veteran football coach Mike Kirschner informed Ben Davis school officials on Tuesday that he is resigning from being the Giants head football coach.

Kirschner has been the head football coach for the past 11 years, leading Ben Davis to state titles in 2014 and this past fall, when the Giants completed a perfect 14-0 record and set 27 state records in a 63-14 dismantling of Penn in the Class 6A state title game.

Kirschner posted a 95-36 record in 11 seasons at Ben Davis. He was an assistant for seven seasons before becoming the head coach. Kirschner hinted that he has other coaching opportunities he is considering.

Following the Giants perfect season this past fall, Kirschner was nominated for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year, the NFL’s highest youth coaching honor. He was also named the Marion County coach of the year and will be guests of the Indianapolis Colts at next months Super Bowl.