Casey McKim Hired to Lead Cougar Football Program

May 10, 2020

 The New Prairie United School Corporation is pleased to announce the hiring of Casey McKim as the new Head Varsity Football Coach.  


McKim brings 12 total years of coaching experience and comes to New Prairie from Valparaiso High School where he served as an assistant coach for the past eight years. Highly respected by his peers, he brings a wealth of experience having served as an offensive coordinator and also coached wide receivers, defensive line, offensive line and linebackers throughout his career.   


During his time at Valparaiso, the team has won four Duneland Athletic Conference championships, two Sectionals, two Regionals, one Semi-State and was 5A State Runner up this past season.  


McKim was also named by the Indiana Football Coaches Association to represent Region 1 as an assistant coach in the annual North/South All-Star game this year.  He has also served as a freshmen basketball coach at Valpo.


McKim is a graduate of Valparaiso High School where he competed as an honor roll multi-sport student-athlete in football and in track.  During his sophomore year, Valpo fought their way to Indianapolis and the IHSAA Football State Championship game played in the RCA Dome.  


During his college years, McKim served as a student manager with the Purdue football team evaluating recruiting film, reviewing scouting data, handling equipment, and setting up practices.


Academically, McKim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies Education from Purdue University (Lafayette) where he was named to the Dean’s List all four years.  He also earned a Master’s of Science degree in Education Administration from Purdue University (Calumet).   While teaching Social Studies, he has been selected as a student’s most influential teacher three times in his career.


“We are excited to name Casey McKim as our new Head Football Coach. He brings a wealth of football knowledge and experiences to NPHS and has an extensive track record of connecting with kids and fellow coaches," said New Prairie Athletic Director Ben Bachmann. "His work ethic, dedication and focus on fundamentals mirrors the qualities we have in our program.   We look forward to him making a positive impact on our student-athletes, school and community.” 

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