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Prep: Hesselbart named Concord girls soccer coach

Todd Hesselbart is shifting from the boys side to the girls side at Concord High School after being approved Monday night as girls soccer head coach. "I'm honored to have the position," Hesselbart said Tuesday. "We have a great bunch of kids now and good kids coming in, and I hope to help make a good program even better than it's already been. I really am honored by this." Hesselbart, a 1992

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 17, 2010 at 3:01 p.m.

DUNLAP -- Todd Hesselbart is shifting from the boys side to the girls side at Concord High School after being approved Monday night as girls soccer head coach.

"I'm honored to have the position," Hesselbart said Tuesday. "We have a great bunch of kids now and good kids coming in, and I hope to help make a good program even better than it's already been. I really am honored by this."

Hesselbart, a 1992 Memorial High School graduate, was a Concord boys assistant under Shawn McCuen the last two falls.

He's also coached in area youth soccer programs for over a decade, including with the Elkhart Flames, a role he plans to maintain. He has already coached "three or four" of the current girls on the Concord High roster.

"I believe we graduate nine seniors, so we'll have a little rebuilding to do," Hesselbart said, "but I think we can have a great season."

Hesselbart is employed as a supervisor at E.K. Blessing Co. in Elkhart, where he has worked since 1995.

He is married to Kristi and has two daughters.

Hesselbart replaces Kate Hummel, who resigned after the 2009 season to spend more time with family.

The Minutemen were 9-5-3 last fall and 6-11-1 in Hummel's 2008 rookie year.




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