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Record Number: 13460
Displayed from: Jan 26, 2016 , until: Mar 26, 2016

Mike Cochran has been named head football coach at North Side High School. He has been an assistant football coach at North Side for the past two years and was previously head football coach at DeKalb and Fremont high schools. Cochran has 11 years of experience as a head football coach, along with 10 years of experience as an assistant coach.

Cochran helped DeKalb win five conference championships, three sectional championships and was a State runner-up in 4A in 1994.

He graduated from DeKalb High School, received his Bachelor's Degree from Butler University and earned a Master's Degree from Indiana University. Cochran played football and baseball at DeKalb, and during his senior year, his football team was the 1986 4A State Champion. While at Butler, he was a 4-year letterman in football, as well as team captain during his senior year. He was part of three conference championships and made it to the Division II playoffs one of those years. Cochran has two sons, Kyle and Evan Cochran.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.