Multiple Teams · Derek Thompson is Kankakee Valley’s Next Football Coach!

This past Monday night the school board voted in our next football Coach Derek Thompson.  Derek has been the defensive coordinator at Lowell!  Prior to coaching at Lowell Derek had been coaching at Merrillville.  Derek has had some pretty good mentors with Zach Wells of Merrillville, Keith Kilmer and Kirk Kennedy of Lowell.  “I want to see our kids do a lot of the things I’ve learned over the years at Merrillville and at Lowell,” Thompson said. “We need to get the kids to play fast and to play hard. We need to get them to go out there and prove they are one of the best teams around every Friday night.”


Coach Thompson is already at work and looking at his possibilities for putting a staff together.  Coach Thompson would like to have a player and parent meeting Tuesday February 20th at 6:30 in the KVHS auditorium.  This is a perfect time for kids to become part of something special here at KV!  We need as many kids as possible to come out and be dedicated to a successful football program.  The purpose of the meeting will be an opportunity for both players and parents to meet the coach, find out about some of the off-season events happening and to get things started for the 2018 season.  Below are a few articles about the hire!  See you Tuesday 6:30!  Kougar Football!