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May 14, 2014

Brown brings buzz to Tribe


After introducing himself to the Indians, Brown held another meeting in the cafeteria that was open to anybody in the community who would like to get to know the new head coach. A former star at Fort Wayne Harding who played for the Hoosiers during the Cam Cameron era, he's already brought an air of optimism to the Tribe.

"I feel like, with this new coach, we're going to get a lot done," said tight end Robbie Peele, who will be a senior in the fall. "Hopefully, we'll make a lot of changes and get some more wins."

Anderson is hoping for the kind of quick turnaround Brown helped make happen at Wayne. The Generals went 0-10 during Brown's debut season in 2011 but improved to 6-4 last year. Included in those victories was a 45-6 pasting of Class 4A state runner-up Bishop Dwenger.

But the new Indians' coach takes little credit for Wayne's success. He said it was the inevitable result of great assistant coaches working together with a great group of kids.

And he believes similar success is possible for the Tribe.

"You kind of start from the bottom," Brown said. "You start motivating one kid at a time, one piece at a time. And from the way it seems, it's like its catching fire. I was talking to a few kids, and they talked to a few kids. I've had kids approaching me who I hadn't met yet and introducing themselves. So I know that kids are talking amongst themselves."

Several new faces appeared at the team meeting, and the returning players hope to see some of the newcomers in the weight room for conditioning throughout the spring and summer.

As for his staff, Brown has invited each of last year's assistant coaches to return. And he's had interest from a couple of his former assistants at Wayne.

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