Veteran coach already leads boys' squad

FORTVILLE — Tom Shaver is taking one for the team.

Shaver, the Mt. Vernon boys’ swimming coach since 1993, is assuming coaching of the girls’ squad on an interim basis until the school can find a suitable candidate to assume the position full-time.

The position of full-time MV girls’ swimming coach remains open on the IHSAA website.

“The original plan was to hire a separate girls’ coach. We couldn’t find anyone to fill it and school had already started,” said Shaver, who teaches in the Technology Education department at MV. “I told (co-athletic director) Greg Roach that if we could not find anyone that I would serve as interim girls’ coach as long as they would leave the position open.”

Former head coach Emily Logan and assistant coach Mark Logan left to take over the Greenfield-Central swimming program in June.

The Logans led the girls’ team to three sectional titles in their four seasons at the helm, including one this past February. MV also won a pair of Hoosier Heritage Conference championships under the Logans.

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