Two notable former Wabash Valley quarterbacks are advancing through the college coaching ranks, as Terre Haute South grad Michael Engle and Rockville grad Matt King continue their climb up the professional ladder.
Both are sons of coaches (Jay Engle and Herb King), and both have reached the coveted level of coordinator.
Engle is in his first year as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Indianapolis, having spent the previous two seasons working with QBs and wide receivers at DePauw University, his alma mater.
He helped guide the Tigers to a 12-3 record during his time at Greencastle, including winning the program’s first-ever North Coast Athletic Conference title and picking up his first-ever NCAA DIII playoff victory.
Another highlight came on the senior day when the Tigers racked up a school-record 502 passing yards in a rout of visiting Oberlin, securing the NCAC title and earning the league’s automatic bid. for the playoffs.
Engle has gained additional experience at a number of schools including Bryant (WR Coach), West Virginia Wesleyan (HC, OC, QB Associate Coach) and most recently three seasons at Division II Florida Tech (Special Teams Coordinator, Coach WR).
As a student-athlete at DePauw, Engle was team captain and quarterback in all conferences, leading the Tigers to a conference championship and playoff appearance in 2011.
He graduated with six school records and still holds single-season program ratings for passing yards (3,180) and passing touchdowns (30).
King, a multi-sport collegiate athlete, Division III Cornell College football staff in Iowa in 2020.0
King came to the Hilltop from NCAA Division II Walsh University, where he spent three seasons (2017-19) as quarterbacks coach, passing game coordinator and recruiting coordinator. He coached with Dan Pifer during the 2017 campaign.
King was also at Olivet College for two seasons with coach Pifer, helping guide the Comets to back-to-back Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships in 2015 and 2016. King held positions as secondary defensive coordinator and coach of the outside linebackers while assisting with all special teams. .
Olivet’s team in 2016 finished 9-2 and advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs. The Comets went 9-1 in 2015. King coached five performers from all conferences while at Olivet.
King was a graduate assistant at NAIA’s Siena Heights University during the 2014 season, coaching outside linebackers. Siena Heights won the Mid-States East Conference title and ranked second nationally in total defense.
King excelled as an athlete in two sports at Siena Heights, earning a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2013 and then a master’s degree in organizational leadership in 2015.
A team captain for two years, King was the starting quarterback for Siena Heights’ first three college football seasons and finished 20th nationally in passing efficiency in 2013. He also pitched four years at Siena Heights , leading the team to the 2012 Wolverine Hoosier Athletic. Conference tournament title.
King began his college athletic career at Indiana State University (2009-10). He earned a full football scholarship as a wide receiver and also pitched for the Sycamores baseball team.
• Perfect price – Christian Price, a 2022 Northview graduate, was perfect as a kicker for Calumet College. Price scored the four extra points he attempted against St. Mary-of-the-Woods two weeks ago, and last week he scored his five extra points in the team’s first-ever victory against Midway.
Price previously attended Terre Haute North Vigo and won First Team Conference football in 2020. At Northview, Price received First Team Conference honors in 2021 and was the school record holder for goals in one season in eight games, while running on the track.
He is also listed as a receiver on Calumet’s list.
• Johnson lights it up – Former Parke Heritage quarterback Christian Johnson is thriving at his new school, Carver-Montgomery in Montgomery, Ala.
Johnson, whose family moved south earlier this year, led the Wolverines to a 5-0 record.
In week four of the season, Johnson completed 16 of 30 passes for 326 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Stanhope Elmore.
He was named by @schuttsports as their Class 6A “Player of the Week”.
Johnson has been in contact with many Division I schools, including Kent State.
Older brother Noble attends mighty Coffeyville Community College in Kansas and sits redshirted this season.
• Rady sidelined – Anderson University senior Hannah Rady, a Cloverdale graduate with many local ties, was unable to complete her career with the Ravens after a foot injury that did not heal properly.
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