You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Preps Plus

  • Snider atop 5A poll
    Snider jumped up to No. 1 in the Associated Press high school football poll released Tuesday.
  • South Adams raising funds for Bluffton AD
    South Adams will donate a portion of every ticket sold to Friday’s Bluffton-South Adams football game for the recovery of Tigers athletic director Steve Thompson.
  • Norwell's Harnish day to day with chest injury
    The Norwell football team will know more this week about whether  Piercen Harnish will be available for Friday’s game against Carroll.
Advertisement
File | The Journal Gazette
An official announcement could come in the next couple of days.

Sources, reports: Al Gooden to Lawrence Central

Multiple sources and media reports have indicated New Haven boys basketball coach Al Gooden will take the same position at Lawrence Central in Indianapolis.

An official announcement could come in the next couple of days.

Gooden didn’t return a phone message, and New Haven athletic director Dave Myers would not comment.

A Wayne graduate, Gooden is 54-14 in three years at New Haven after going 338-214 in 23 years at Harding and Heritage.

Gooden coached Harding, which closed in 2011, to a Class 2A state championship in 2001. He also had state runner-up finishes in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008.

Gooden’s son and daughter reside in Indianapolis.

Gooden would replace J.R. Shelt, who was 72-78 in seven years at Lawrence Central.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.

Advertisement