Frankfort rewards one of its own

Frankfort hires Jared Catron as its new basketball coach.
Frankfort hires Jared Catron as its new basketball coach.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – After three years as a varsity assistant, Jared Catron has been hired as the new boy’s basketball coach at Frankfort High School.

Not only has he helped the dogs win 49 games over the past three seasons, he’s also a Frankfort guy, having graduated from the school in 2005.

“I can’t thank the people enough for giving me this opportunity,” said Catron.

As News 18 reported, the coaching position was vacated by Tom Weeks who resigned last month amid accusations he had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

“Being a good role model in the basketball gym is something I take to heart. Hopefully these boys can look at me as a role model. Somebody that they can approach off the court, but on the court it is business. I want to keep that relationship strong between me and the players,” said Catron.

He takes over a Frankfort program that lost 8 seniors from last years team and returns little in terms of varsity experience. A clean slate for the Dogs, as Catron takes over a position he described as his dream job.

“As a middle schooler you dream of being a high school basketball player on the court. And as a assistant coach, there’s no bigger dream than being a head coach. And especially for a community that has supported me as much as they have as a teacher and as an assistant coach I couldn’t be more honored to hold this position,” said Catron. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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