Might reapply

GREENFIELD — Greenfield-Central’s old football coach could soon be its new coach, again.

Roger Dodson retired as a teacher and stepped down as the Cougars’ football coach May 30 after eight seasons.

As Dodson explained to the Daily Reporter recently, he was forced to retire as a teacher because of upcoming changes to the way pensions are calculated for Indiana teachers.

“I had to resign because financially, a few years down the road … it wouldn’t have been good,” he said. “I spent a lot of time trying to figure it out. And you’d probably have a hard time figuring it out even if you were a lawyer. But the financial hit would have been significant.”

When he retired as a teacher, state rules dictated Dodson also give up his coaching position, he said. Those same rules call for a 30-day separation from the date of his retirement to any re-employment with the school district.

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