The EVSC Board of School Trustees approved the appointment of Michael Powless as Central High School athletic director, Andre Thomas as Harrison High School athletic director and Tom Bealmear as Bosse High School athletic director.
Michael Powless, who most recently served as the physical education teacher at Lodge, replaces Andrew Owen who was named district athletic director. Powless has a B.S degree from Indiana State University – Evansville and a M.S.E. degree from Indiana State University. He has extensive coaching experience at Thompkins Middle School and Central High School. At Central, he served as assistant boy’s basketball coach, head girl’s basketball coach, freshmen basketball coach, varsity track coach, and head boys’ track coach. He also served as assistant athletic director during his tenure at Central.
Andre Thomas was most recently a physical education and health teacher at North High School. Thomas replaces Bryan Spear as athletic director at Harrison. Thomas has a B.S. degree from the University of Southern Indiana. He has served as the head basketball coach and assistant athletic director at North since 2015. He also served as head football coach and head girls’ basketball coach at Bosse.
Tom Bealmear, formerly a physical education and health teacher at Harrison High School, replaces Larry Cochren as the athletic director at Bosse High School. Bealmear has a B.S. degree from the University of Southern Indiana at a M.S. degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. During his time at Harrison, Bealmear has served as assistant boy’s basketball coach, head girls’ soccer coach and head girls’ basketball coach.
“We are really excited to see where these three take athletics in their respective schools,” said Andrew Owen, who will assume his responsibilities as district athletic director following Central High School’s football season. “They all have extensive coaching experience and love what they do. I know they will build upon the great foundations already in place at our high schools.”