Marion High School has hired Craig Chambers as its football coach.
Chambers led Howe to unprecedented success in his three years as coach, leading the Hornets to a 10-4 record this season and the program’s first sectional championship. Howe lost 37-31 in the Class 2A semistate to eventual state champion Monrovia.
Chambers was 23-19 overall at Howe.
“(Chambers) has had remarkable success in a similar situation to what we have here at Marion,” Marion athletic director Jamy Bechler said in a release. “He knows how to build a championship program. Everyone that we talked with raved about his ability to connect with kids and parents. Coach Chambers’ ability to develop relationships was big for building the youth leagues in Indianapolis. These youth leagues led to unprecedented success at the high school level.”
Chambers was an assistant at Tech before taking the position at Howe. The Hornets are expected to return several key players from last season’s team. Marion is just 2-29 in its last three seasons and hasn’t won a sectional since 1990.
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