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Scott McClelland says Noblesville right fit, right time

Scott McClelland spent seven seasons at Morristown before departing for Indianapolis Brebeuf followed by a stop at Western Boone. 


The return to Morristown was highlighted by a 2018 1A state title.  But now a new destination, new challenge has prompted Coach Mac to accept the head coaching position at Noblesville.


McClelland was approved by the Noblesville School Board at its Tuesday meeting.  He says it’s the right fit at the right time.



McClelland is 246-169 in 18 seasons as a head coach with the 2018 state championship and two other sectional championships at Morristown in 2007 and 2019.  This latest six year stint at Morristown ends with a 117- 40 mark and three seasons of 20 or more wins.


He says he knew there was a good future when he returned in 2015.  He couldn’t have imagined winning it all.



Now a 4A challenge awaits at Hoosier Crossroads Conference member Noblesville.  The Millers play in a sectional that features Carmel and Hamilton Southeastern along with Fishers, Westfield and Zionsville.  The Millers have been competitive but still suffered first round eliminations for three consecutive seasons to Westfield (7 pts), Carmel (2 pts) and Hamilton SE (6 pts).  Before that, it was a five-point loss to Anderson in double-overtime four years ago.



As for the coach himself, McClelland says he’s learned a lot since he left Morristown the first time after the 2009-2010 season.



Morristown now must fill its head coaching position as well as its athletic director post.  Brian Graham accepted the athletic director / assistant principal post at Switzerland County.