When the Pioneers take the field next fall, they will be under the direction of coach who is new to the team, but not new to Mooresville or to Indiana high school football.

Mike Gillin, who has been head football coach at Indiana Creek High School for the past 16 years, will lead the Pioneers beginning next fall. Gillin’s football coaching career puts up some very impressive statistics. With a head coaching record of 306-116, Gillin is ranked number three in winningest active coaches in Indiana and number eight among winningest Indiana coaches of all time. Gillin has been inducted into the Indiana Coaches Hall of Fame and has been voted Conference Coach of the year 15 times during his career.

“We’re very fortunate to have the opportunity to hire a Hall of Fame caliber coach to lead our program,” said Mooresville Athletic Director Mike Mossbrucker. “Coach Gillin’s history of success and of building programs is truly remarkable and will be a tremendous asset to our student athletes and our school community. I know he is prepared to hit the ground running and work with the student athletes immediately. We’ll see great things from the Pioneers this next season.”

Gillin echoed Mossbrucker’s comments and is eager to get started.

“I’m excited to get going and I want to thank the committee and the administration for giving me this opportunity,” said Gillin. “I have a formula that seems to work and I’ll use it to the fullest extent to get the staff and team as prepared as possible out of season and in season.”

Gillin began his coaching career in Tri West, compiling a 94-29 record through the 1980s. He held the head coach position at Decatur Central in the 1990s, leading the team to a 72-43 record. In the past 16 seasons at Indian Creek, Gillin’s teams have compiled an impressive 139-45 record.

“We are very excited to have Coach Gillin leading our football program, said MHS Principal Dr. Brian Disney. “He is bringing great energy, enthusiasm, and football knowledge to MHS.  Coach Gillin is a proven winner who will lead our football team and players to great success.”

Gillin is no stranger to Mooresville, having lived in the community for many years and served as a girls’ recreational softball and basketball coach in Mooresville.

“I’m thrilled and excited that Mike Gillin is coming to Mooresville as our head football coach,” said Superintendent Dr. David Marcotte. “His experience and success will have an immediate impact on our program.”

Gillin and his wife Michelle reside in Mooresville. They have a daughter, Elizabeth, who is a sophomore at MHS, and sons Casey, a quarterback coach at Uindy, and Carney who graduated from Franklin College and is working for Flying J in Akron, Ohio.