Head Football Coach Kelly Accepts Offer to Coach in Fischers


Carson Carpenter, Sports Co-Editor

Seymour’s head football coach, Michael Kelly, recently accepted a job offer to coach for the Hamilton Southeastern Royals in Fishers, Indiana. The Royals, coming off a 5-5 season, saw Coach Adam Morris accept a job at the college level as an offensive line coach and run game coordinator for the DePauw Tigers. The Tigers play at the D-III (Division 3) level of college football.

Coach Kelly made the announcement via a Facebook post on April 16. In the post, he wrote about how wonderful the community is and extended his gratitude and thanks to the Seymour administration, his fellow coaches, the community, and lastly, he thanked the players for all their hard work and effort. During his three year tenure with the Owls, Kelly had a combined record of 14-16, with his only winning season coming in his second year, going 6-4 respectively. Although his time with the program was short-lived, he has not only done a lot for the Seymour football program, but also for all of Seymour Athletics. He was the instructor for most weight-lifting classes, sharing those duties with Coach Balsmeyer and Coach Longmeier. Coach Kelly also helped organize and lead the summer workout program, which included athletes from virtually every sport Seymour could offer. It was a big step for Seymour athletics and it very well could be how the summer workout program is run in the years to come. Coach Kelly will be greatly missed by players and athletes alike. His wife Mrs. Kelly, who also taught at SHS, will be leaving as well, and she too will be greatly missed by students and players. The community is grateful for all the Kelly’s have done and wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors.

At the time of writing this, the football team hasn’t announced an official hiring.