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BOYS BASKETBALL: John Peckinpaugh and Taylor Wayer join Indy prep coaching scene at Noblesville, Bishop Chatard

By: Scott Burnstein, May 27, 2019, 8:00 pm

The Indianapolis high school hardwood scene just added some new faces on the bench.

Noblesville tapped John Peckinpaugh as its new boys basketball coach and Indianapolis Bishop Chatard has turned its boys hoops program over to alum Taylor Wayer.

Both these fellas are young, hungry and passionate about teaching the game they love. They’ll definitely inject their respective new clubs with some FRESH-2-DEATH SWAGGER in 2020.

Peckinpaugh prepped at Muncie Central in the mid-2000s, leading the Bearcats to back-to-back spots in the Class 4A state finals as a junior and senior before going on to hoop in college at Purdue-Ft. Wayne. He comes to Noblesville from the college ranks after serving head coaching stints at Wheeling Jesuit in West Virginia and Indiana Tech.

Noblesville has only raised a single sectional title banner in the last 22 years. The Millers finished 13-11 in 2019 under fifth-year head coach Brian McCauley, who parted ways with the school last month.

Wayer played at Indiana University, graduating in 2014. The Bishop Chatard job is his first head coaching gig. He’s held assistant posts at Chatard and Mt. Vernon in the past. Chatard went 12-10 in 2019 and will return a gem of a point guard in Edreece Redmond (17 points, five assists and five rebounds per night as a junior) to help ease Wayer into the job.

[PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of @BishopChatardHS on Twitter.]