Congratulations to Eric Heppner who announced last week that he is retiring as the Batesville football coach. In his 20 years at the helm of the Batesville Bulldogs his teams won 148 games. When you consider that you are only guaranteed 10 games in a year, this means that Eric won approximately 70% of the games he coached. In the all-time scheme of coaching, this is quite a lofty position.Along with Eric I understand that 4 of his long-time assistant coaches have also decided to retire with him. For 20 years Tim Hunter, Terry Nobbe, Mike Ploeger, and Steve Ollier have been with Eric. I have not seen the official retirement announcement by these 4 gentlemen, but these are the 4 who have been with Eric for those 20 years.I will miss our weekly talks on Coaches’ Corner. Eric is an interviewer’s dream–one question and he is off and running! Enjoy the freedom this decision will give you, Eric.
That’s the view of manager Brian Boyle, whose side travel to play Derry in Group 2 of the competition tomorrow.The Premier County were narrowly beaten by Galway last weekend.Brian believes the players can recover from that setback… Tipp FM will regular updates on the match, which gets underway at 2.30 on Saturday afternoon.
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