WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Blaine Powell has been hired at the new sprint football coach at Saint Mary of the Woods College, the school announced on Thursday afternoon. Powell comes over from Sullivan High School where he’s been head coach since 2017. In his tenure with the Golden Arrows Powell compiled a 39-16 record including the school’s first sectional title in 2020.

Sprint football is played just like regular football except there is a weight limit. All players must be 178 pounds or less to be eligible. Coach Powell says he’s looking forward to starting the new program. “I really love the people that work here and you know just from the short time that I got to meet them it just you know I felt like I belonged here you know and the opportunity to start up a program like this from scratch you don’t get these opportunities you know and this one is just one I couldn’t pass up,” he said.

Added interim athletic director Ron Prettyman: “You know I talked to a lot of coaches in the Wabash Valley about Blaine and they had nothing but positive things to say both as a person and as a football coach and I think he’s going to be a great fit on our campus as we build young men to pursue their careers in whatever path they choose to take but I think he’s going to be a good part of the family,” he said.

The Pomeroys first game is scheduled for September 17th at Calumet College of Saint Joseph and the home opener is set for September 24th against Quincy.