AVON, Ind., July 16, 2021 – The Avon Community School Corporation Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Drew Schauss as Avon High School (AHS) Physical Education (PE) Teacher and Head Boys Basketball Coach. Schauss comes to Avon from Logansport High School, where he was an educator and Head Boys Basketball Coach.
Schauss, a graduate of Arkansas State University (Master’s Degree, Sports Administration) and Bethel College (Bachelor’s Degree, Biology), brings to Avon an impressive playing, teaching, and coaching resume at the high school and college level. In addition to teaching Advanced Physical Education, U.S. Government, and Advanced Physical Conditioning at Logansport High School, Schauss oversaw the academic, character, and physical development of athletes and administrated all aspects of the boys basketball program. Prior to that, Schauss held several college-level coaching positions including Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Interim Men’s Basketball Coach, and Head Junior Varsity Coach. Schauss taught Kinesiology at the college level and gained vital administrative experience during stints as Sports Information Director and Facilities Coordinator.
“We are excited to announce Coach Schauss as the next Boys Basketball coach at Avon High School,” says AHS Athletic Director Josh Larsh. “His teams are known for their toughness on defense and unselfish play. Coach Schauss is not just a basketball coach but is committed to building a family atmosphere within the entire Avon athletic department.”
Schauss was a model student-athlete. In addition to graduating from Centerville High School (Centerville, Ind.) with honors and earning membership in the National Honor Society, Schauss was a four-year letter winner in football and basketball. In college, he was a three-year starter, Academic All-Conference each year, and earned recognition as an NAIA Scholar Athlete, NAIA Academic All-American, and NCCAA Academic All-American.
“Respected [college and high school] coaches spoke highly of Drew’s skills and abilities,” notes AHS Principal Matt Shockley. “Reference checks and the interview process point to Drew having a ‘high ceiling’ as a teacher and coach. We are excited about him joining our PE Department and leading our Boys Basketball program for years to come.”