Interview with Mike Kirschner


Taylor Jones


Emerson Bridgewater, MVC staff writer

With a new football season coming up, it is important to reflect on the previous season to look at the teams strengths and weaknesses. Last season was more than another season of football. It was head coach Kirschner’s first season with the Marauders.

“I am most looking forward to see the progress in our players that are returning in the fall. The transition in coaching staffs (3 in 3 years) is a major obstacle to overcome – new terminology, new expectations, and new staff takes time to get everyone on the same page. Going into the fall, many of the staff, players and expectations will be the same which should accelerate the learning process,” said Coach Kirschner.

Mr. Kirschner has been coaching football for 36 years. With those 36 years comes lots of knowledge of the game and everything it involves.

“I have been fortunate to coach at various places and have had some measure of success, said Coach Kirschner.” I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of student athletes and I feel that this has allowed me to connect with players from all walks of life. I have also been blessed to learn and listen from some of the best high school coaches in the state of Indiana, which has given me great background knowledge.”.

Coach Kirschner stated that he has seen lot of great things from the MV football team in just one season, and sees lots of room for growth and improvement.

“The biggest challenge going into the off-season was to improve the team’s strength and speed and I believe we have done well in this area but are not quite completely. Our commitment to the weight room and developing explosive power will be what ultimately separates us from the competition,” said Coach Kirschner.