Dan Carmony had an interest in the Henryville boys’ basketball coaching job before a devastating tornado ripped apart the school and much of the community on March 2.
The challenge of rebuilding the struggling program only made him more interested.
Carmony was recently hired to replace Perry Hunter, who had three winning seasons during a seven-year run at Henryville. The Hornets were 9-12 last season.
Carmony returns to teaching and coaching after a two-year hiatus.
“I missed the kids... I missed the relationships with the players,” Carmony said Tuesday. “As a coach, I missed the competition and the challenges. I wanted to go someplace where I could teach at the school where I was coaching at.”
Carmony fills a physical education instructor position at Henryville, and expects to move to southern Indiana with his wife, Doris, either before the school year or the boys’ basketball season starts. Until then, the veteran basketball coach will continue to make the 90-minute drive south to become familiar with the players in his new program.