Today’s South Bend Tribune carries an article about coaches in the upcoming Indiana state football finals, including a Grace College (Winona Lake, IN) graduate. Here is an excerpt–to read the entire article, click on http://www.southbendtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071120/SPORTS11/711200408/1001/Sports
This isn’t Herb King’s first trip to Indianapolis.
Although King is bringing Rockville to the state finals for the first time, he knows the routine from his playing days at Tippecanoe Valley.
The 1980 graduate was a member of the Vikings’ 1977 Class 1-A state runner-up squad and a starter on the 1979 state championship squad.
“Although I don’t have any family left in Mentone, I’ve still got a lot of fond memories and classmates left there and in Kocsiusko County,” the 45-year old King recalled. “Some of the lessons I learned from (former Tippy Valley Coach (Charles) Smith as a player, I’ve used to teach my own players.”
One of the Rox’s top perfomers just happens to be King’s son, junior quarterback Matt King.
“I’ve been very blessed over the years, so I really couldn’t ask for anything else,” said King, who graduated from Grace College in 1985. “I not only get to coach in a state title game, but I have my son along with me as well.”