Athletic Dept Info

Athletic Director: Andrew Wielgus
3300 Indiana St.
Hobart, IN 46342
Phone: (219) 962-7551

Welcome to River Forest Athletics! Home of the Ingots!

Hello and welcome to our web page. My name is Andrew Wielgus and I am the River Forest MS/HS Athletic Director /Director of Secondary Testing. This is my 24th year here in the River Forest Community School Corporation and my 28th year in education. I am in my third year as AD. Previously, I was the Principal at Henry S. Evans Elementary from 2010-17, the RFJH/HS Principal from 2005-2010, the River Forest Elementary Principal from 1997-2005, and an Assistant Principal at RFHS from 1995-1997. I have an Ed.S. from Indiana State University and I am a licensed Indiana administrator in K-12 and a licensed School Sup’t.

· RF has a proud athletic history that was highlighted by great events like our 1990 football run to the Dome under Head Coach Tom Redman. We celebrated the anniversary of this team recently and a sign recognizes this accomplishment outside Ray Madden Football Field. We are very proud of our RF Ingot Hall of Fame also, that is in the hallways outside of Bill Logan Gymnasium.

· Our RF Athletic and Academic Mission is to support our student-athletes in fulfilling the core beliefs of what it means to be an INGOT! Inspired to learn, Navigate to success, Give their best effort, Outwardly focused, Together in community, and Strive to excellence. Sportsmanship is number one at RF also and our score from the IHSAA was 104 out of 100 in 2018-19. We are very proud of our excellent rating from the IHSAA.

Here is some background information on RF Athletics: We offer sports at River Forest from Kdg-12. K-5 Cross Country, Basketball, Track, and Softball are offered at Evans and Meister. Several sports are offered in grades 6-12 also including Volleyball, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Track, Cross Country, Softball, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Aux. Corps, Football, Soccer, and Golf. We are a member of the Greater South Shore Conference for grades 6-12. Finally, we encourage everyone to attend and cheer on our student-athletes!

Thanks again for visiting our webpage. I would encourage you to go to the other schools pages if you have children in Grades K-5 or for corporation info on our main RFCSC – corporation page. Also, school data is available at the Indiana Department of Education website and we have a community newsletter that is available quarterly. The newsletter is mailed out to your residence and it is called the RIVER FOREST EDUCATOR.

I look forward to working to working with you and with all of the stakeholders in the RF community. And Go Ingots!!!!

Sincerely, Andrew Wielgus, Ed.S. Athletic Director/Director of Secondary Testing