• Center Grove Middle School Central Athletic Department
    Jamie Wingler, Athletic Director

    At Center Grove we strive for excellence in all aspects of our lives. In these trying and uncertain times we 

    will respond in an appropriate and steadfast manner in order to keep everyone safe. We will strictly adhere 

    to the guidelines given to us by the IHSAA and specific parameters established by our school corporation, 

    athletic director and athletic trainer. On top of that we will take further actions to ensure each athlete is kept 

    safe. Below you will find information regarding the first part of our season. Please read through this 

    carefully and spread the word to those who are interested in participating in this upcoming season. 



    MSC Sports Tryout Dates and Coaches


    Fall Sports Tryout Dates and Coaches  

    7th Grade Football – Equipment Distribution July 17th 4:00 - 5:00 East Gym 

    7th Boys Head Coach Randal Dirksen randel.dirksen@gmail.com  

    2023 7th Grade Preseason Schedule

    8th Grade Football – Equipment Distribution July 17th 3:00 - 4:00 East Gym 

    (Non-contact conditioning for 8th grade Starts Monday July 10th 5:30-7:00 

    8th Boys Head Coach Kyle Jones       JonesK3@RushEnterprises.com

    Cross Country- Sign-ups August 7th.    

    Boys Head Coach Eric Howe       howee@centergrove.k12.in.us

    Girls Head Coach Nancy Sauer        sauerN@centergrove.k12.in.us


    Boys Tennis- Try-outs August 7th and 8th from 6:00-8:00 @ HS Tennis Courts     


    Head Coach: Debby Burton        burtond@centergrove.k12.in.us

    Tennis Calendar - 2023-2024 Tennis Schedule


    Girls Golf- Try-outs August 14th.          


    Head Coach: Matt Ehresman      ehresmanm@centergrove.k12.in.us


    Girls Volleyball- Open Gym 7/18- 9-11 am, 7/20 6 – 7:30 pm, 7/25 9 – 11 am,  7/27 6 – 7:30 pm

    Try-outs 7/31 & 8/1  3 – 5 pm  

    Will Hibner 8th grade A Coach. Hibnerj@centergrove.k12.in.us

                         8th grade B Coach. 

    Erin McCrory 7th grade A Coach. mccrorye@centergrove.k12.in.us

    Tia Coleman 7th grade B Coach. Colemant@centergrove.k12.in.us

    Winter Sports Tryout Dates and Coaches

    7th & 8th Boys Basketball- Try-outs October 16  2:40- 5:00   8th- East Gym 7th West Gym

    8th Head Coach: Josh Hart          hartj@centergrove.k12.in.us

    7th Head Coach: John Moore      MOOREJ@centergrove.k12.in.us



    7th & 8th Girls Basketball- Try-outs December 4th  2:40- 5:00
      8th- East Gym 7th West Gym

    8th Head Coach: Lindsey Wissel     WisselL@centergrove.k12.in.us

    7th Head Coach: Allison Dixon          DixonA@centergrove.k12.in.us

    Wrestling starts- December 4th  2:40- 4:30

    Head Coach:

    Swimming & Diving - Try-outs January 8th 
    – CG High School pool

    Girls Swim Head Coach: Sam Dikeman           Dikemans@centergrove.k12.in.us

    Boys Swim Head Coach: Casey Hedeen         casey.owen.09@gmail.com

    Diving Head Coach: Carrie Ford                       cford1281@gmail.com



    Spring Sports Tryout Dates and Coaches


    Track Starts- March 4  2:40- 5:00   East Gym

    Boys Head Coach: Brandon Painter     PAINTERB@centergrove.k12.in.us

    Girls Head Coach: Brandon Painter     PAINTERB@centergrove.k12.in.us



    Boys Golf- Try-outs March 11(range), March 12 (range), March 14 (course), March 15 (course) (Tryouts may continue on March 18th-22nd if necessary due to weather

    Head Coach: Bernie Doyle     DOYLEB@centergrove.k12.in.us

    Girls Tennis- Try-outs August 9th and 10th from 6:00-8 @ HS Tennis Courts     


    Head Coach: Rebecca Mattler     porterrebecca8@gmail.com




    Fall Sports
    6th/7th/8th Grade Cross Country
    6th/7th/8th Grade Golf
    7th/8th Grade Football
    6th/7th/8th Grade Boys Tennis
    7th/8th Grade Volleyball
    Winter Sports
    7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball
    7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball
    6th/7th/8th Grade Swimming/Diving
    6th/7th/8th Grade Wrestling
    Spring Sports
    6th/7th/8th Grade Boys Golf
    6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Tennis
    6th/7th/8th Grade Track
    Stadium Graphics