Center Grove girls, boys teams capable of big things


L-R Varsity soccer players Rony Robinson, 17, Destiny Golden, 17, Collin Patterson, 17, Amber Perry, 17, Brock Exline, 17, Hanna Johnson, 18, and Bradley Bennett, 17, Tuesday at Center Grove High School. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

It was this time last year Todd Sheely and Mike Bishop were preparing for new challenges in their coaching lives.

Sheely had taken over Center Grove’s boys soccer program after serving as girls coach from 2003 to 2012. That left opportunity’s door ajar for Bishop, a nine-year girls assistant, to elevate to the top perch.

Both helped orchestrate impressive seasons with Trojans teams kicking deep into the Class 2A postseason tournament.

“Coaching boys was definitely different. There was a lot of newness. Coming into last year we had lost eight starters from the year before, so I was really proud of what the boys accomplished,” said Sheely, a former Trojans player who played outside midfielder in the 1990s.

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