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Jerry Bomholt Resigns As Southwestern Boys Basketball Coach

Two games left in regular season

For Immediate Release:


On Wednesday, February 19 Coach Jerry Bomholt rendered his resignation as Boys’ Basketball Coach at Southwestern High School, effectively immediately. At no time was Coach Bomholt asked by Southwestern administration to resign, but made that decision of his own volition.

Southwestern Schools would like to thank Coach Jerry Bomholt for his eleven (11) years of coaching service at Southwestern and wish him the best of luck in all future endeavors.

At the time of this release, Mr. Bomholt was expected to stay on as a teacher at Southwestern.


Thank you

Tom Scroggins, Athletic Director

Matt Owens, High School Principal

Jeff Bates, Superintendent


This morning faculty and staff received a message from Jerry Bomholt:


Southwestern is currently 14-7 on the season with two games left before sectional. Assistant coach Zac Nussbaum takes over as interim head coach. Nussbaum is also the head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Southwestern.

Bomholt in 11 seasons with the Rebels was 164-95. He took Southwestern to the 2A State Finals in 1998 his first season with the Rebels. At Southwestern, the Rebels have three sectional titles including the last two years. After leaving Southwestern in 2003, Jerry went to Shawe where he was 135-73 taking the Hilltoppers to four sectional titles.

Bomholt in 39 years has won 549 and lost 344 and is the 9th current winningest boys basketball coach in Indiana and 22nd all-time.

Jerry Bomholt record
Year School Won Lost Title
1994 Princeton 19 3  
1995 Princeton 14 7  
1996 Princeton 3 18  
1998 Southwestern (Hanover) 17 10  semistate
1999 Southwestern (Hanover) 15 7  
2000 Southwestern (Hanover) 17 4  
2001 Southwestern (Hanover) 17 5  
2002 Southwestern (Hanover) 12 9  
2003 Shawe Memorial 11 13  sectional
2004 Shawe Memorial 16 7  
2005 Shawe Memorial 15 7  
2006 Shawe Memorial 21 4  sectional
2007 Shawe Memorial 15 9  
2008 Shawe Memorial 8 13  
2009 Shawe Memorial 13 10  
2010 Shawe Memorial 16 6  sectional
2011 Shawe Memorial 20 4  sectional
2013 Franklin 15 7  
2014 Franklin 16 7  
2015 Southwestern (Hanover) 2 22  
2016 Southwestern (Hanover) 8 16  
2017 Southwestern (Hanover) 13 10  
2018 Southwestern (Hanover) 24 3  sectional
2019 Southwestern (Hanover) 25 2  sectional

Rebels will play at Scottsburg on Saturday and close out the regular season on February 28th at home against South Dearborn. Rebels will also host the sectional.

95.3 WIKI will carry both of the next two games live on air as well as the sectional.

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