Scecina Football Coach Ott Hurrle ’70 Announces Retirement

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After an impactful career in the classroom and guiding the Crusaders football program for 32 seasons as head coach and 14 as assistant coach, Ott Hurrle ’70 has announced his retirement. During his tenure at Scecina, the Crusaders captured two state championships, four semi-state championships, eight regional titles, 12 sectional titles, five Indiana Crossroads Conference championships, and a 1994 city championship.

Coach Hurrle was recognized as the Indianapolis Star Coach of the Year award several times and was named the Marion County Coach of the Year. He was selected to coach in two Indiana All-Star Games. Coach Hurrle received the 2014 National Power of Influence Award from the American Football Coaches Association and the American Football Coaches Foundation and was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2023. Coach Hurrle finished his final season with a 229-151 (.603 winning percentage) and a 71-29 (.710 winning percentage) IHSAA tournament record.

We cannot express enough gratitude for Coach Hurrle’s passion for the game and the development of students and student-athletes. His commitment to Scecina Memorial High School and the Catholic Church are great gifts to our community. Coach Hurrle’s legacy will continue for generations thanks to his steadfast commitment.

We will keep you informed as the Scecina football program moves forward. In the meantime, please join us in thanking Coach Hurrle for his many contributions to our school and wishing him all the best as he heads into retirement. We know Coach Hurrle will always be a part of the Scecina family, and we wish him all the best.

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