Josh Jostes has coached Maroa-Forsyth Trojans football teams to two state championships and six runners up, including three in the last three years. Jostes will begin his 20th season as the Trojans head coach Friday night, Aug. 30th, in Virden against North Mac. His record through his first 19 years is 178-55. For all his successes and honors received, there’s one missing—that’s receiving a call from the Illinois Football Coaches Association that he’s been selected for induction into the IFCA’s Hall of Fame.
He hasn’t said anything about it to this veteran sports editor, but those connected with the program have which speaks volumes. Nominations have to come from coaches. I expect another anonymous letter from someone who reads the Decatur Tribune that this is latest example of my “love affair with Jostes.” Before he writes, I suggest the writer look at his successes which warrants positive coverage.
Oh, by the way, he’s the same one who anonymously wrote recently that Ian Benner was done playing football which is not the case as his Dad confirmed in last week’s Stew that Ian will play wide receiver this fall at Chatham-Glenwood. Also, the writer spelled the school he’s going to “Chattam, ” not the correct Chatham.