Today’s Seymour, Ind., Tribune, carries a story today of two Grace College graduates and brothers who are coaching together. Ryan and Reagan Eakin each graduated from Grace College in different years and went on to teaching careers in area schools Now Ryan is the head coach at East Noble High School in Kendallville, Ind., and Reagan, who teaches at Wawasee High School in Syracuse, has joined him on the sidelines. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Brothers back on sidelines coaching together
Looking at their paths in life, Ryan and Reagan Eakins have several similarities.
Both graduated from Seymour High School — Ryan in 2006 and Reagan in 2008 — and played basketball under head coach Scott Miller and baseball under head coach Bob Bowman.
Both then went to Grace College — Ryan graduating in 2010 with a social studies education degree and Reagan finishing in 2012 with a math education degree.
Both then started teaching careers and became basketball coaches.
When Ryan was the head coach at Bremen High School from 2011 to 2015, Reagan was his varsity assistant for three years.
Ryan then became a teacher and head coach at East Noble High School in Kendallville, and Reagan became an assistant at Wawasee High School in Syracuse.
Now, they are back together on the sidelines with Reagan filling an opening on Ryan’s staff at East Noble.
“I have a lot of trust in him,” Ryan, 30, said of his brother. “He’s a guy that is not a yes man. He’s going to tell me what he thinks, and he understands the game. He’s a great coach, and any coach wants great assistants, and I’m very fortunate that he’s going to be able to help us out this year because I think he’s going to help make us a better program.”
Since Reagan, 28, lives in Warsaw, which is an hour from Kendallville, he will be doing a lot of traveling back and forth.
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