Varsity Assistant (3rd year)
JV Head Coach (1st year)
Paul Settle is a four-time Wildcat letter winner whose name can be found throughout the team record book. Paul holds records for most three-pointers in a career (289) and in a season (124). He also hit the most free throws in one campaign (140). Paul is a member of the Wildcats 1,000 Point Club. Only two others have scored more points in a Wildcat uniform than his 1,768. Paul was a member of the Cats’ first state title team in 2011 and his squads made three straight trips to the NCHBC National Elite 8. Coach Settle is very passionate about basketball and likes to motivate/push players to reach their full potential. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business in 2016. In his spare time he loves hanging out with his family, friends, and his wife Lindsey.
Varsity Assistant (3rd year)
Scot has been involved with youth coaching for over 15 years. This is Scot’s 3rd season with the Wildcats as a Boys Varsity Assistant. Scot has coached basketball and football for CYO and travel baseball for the Indiana Irish Baseball Club, the Greenwood Stars and Greenwood Little League. Scot has also coached multiple years for the Gathering Place youth basketball program. He is passionate about teaching fundamentals and building character. Scot grew up in NW Indiana where he went to Highland High School and played Varsity Football, Basketball, Wrestling and 4 years of Varsity Golf. After High School Scot went on to get a Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University, but more importantly, met his wife Emily there. Scot still enjoys playing golf, softball and basketball. Scot and family attend Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and have four children: Sam (in college), Jake, Sara and Catie (our Wildcats).
Varsity Assistant (7th year)
Pat grew up in LaGrange, Indiana and went to Purdue University for Mechanical Engineering. He has worked at Cummins, Inc. in Columbus and Seymour, IN for the past 22 years. Pat coached Jr. Cats and Jr. High for a total of four years and a 66-16 record. With great teamwork, the 2015-2016 Jr. High boys team went undefeated, won their 2nd straight State Championship as well as the NCHBC Midwest Regional title and the NCHBC National Championship. Pat and Melody Shook have three children: Anna, Noah (Wildcat Varsity), and Louisa (Wildcat Varsity) and have been with the Wildcat for seven years.
Junior High Head Coach (2nd year)
Jr. Varsity Head Coach
2015 - current
This is John’s first year to coach JV. He coached 12U for two years previous. He played for the Wildcats for 3 years. John was a key part of the varsity team that went to the first NCHBC National Final Four in Wildcat history and also the team that won back to back State and Conference championships in 2015 and 2016.
John loves basketball and is very excited to motivate and push his players to be the best they can on and off the court. In his spare time he likes hanging out with friends and playing basketball.
12U Head Coach
2016 - current
Jacob Gourley joined the Wildcat coaching staff in 2016. He has 5 years of youth basketball coaching experience prior to joining the organization. He is passionate about athletic competition, but mostly about character development. He enjoys working with youth and seeing them reach milestones. At the 10U level, he is focused on teaching fundamentals and helping the youth enjoy the game of basketball. While on the court, Jacob uses teaching moments to point the players to Jesus Christ, through whom living water is made available to all who would choose to accept Him as their Lord and Savior. He has worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance for 18 years. He provides management council, insight and coaching to several leadership levels in how to engage and develop employees while improving processes. He and his wife, Marie, have 7 children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping and hobby farming.