The Swan family of Crown Point recently got a new dog. The name is Scout. The breed is a Golden Retriever.
This summer, well, is going to be interesting for sure. A busy schedule got busier on Wednesday when C.P. boys basketball coach Clint Swan was named to the staff of the Indiana All-Star team.
"Our dog will present a challenge to someone," Swan said. "But we'll find a way."
Being named to this staff was a dream come true for the 'Dogs coach.
"When I was a kid the Indiana All-Star players were icons to me," Swan said. "And the coaches who coached those players were way up there in my mind. It's a thrill and an honor to be a part of this team."
Brownstown Central coach David Benter will be the All-Star head coach. Swan will be on the bench with Marion's James Blackmon.
In the series that began in 1940, the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star games are America's longest-running high school basketball all-star series. The Indiana All-Star juniors and seniors each will play four games over six dates June.
The Indiana All-Stars will face Kentucky on June 13 at Transylvania University in Lexington. Then, the two teams will play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on June 14.
The Indiana Juniors and Seniors will play exhibitions against each other on June 9 and June 11 at sites to be announced later.
Swan's Bulldogs went 12-9 this past season. He is 98-76 in eight seasons in C.P. and 236-148 in 17 years as a coach, also at Andrean and Frankfort.
Swan coached the Indiana Junior All-Stars in 2000, after he led Andrean to the Class 3A state runner-up finish. He also hosted a Senior-Junior All-Star game at Frankfort in 2003.
He's coached two Indiana All-Stars — Shane Power (Andrean, 2000) and Brandon Crone (Frankfort, 2003). Both of those players were Junior All-Stars for Swan, along with Crown Point's Stephen Albrecht.
"I'm looking forward to working with the other coaches," Swan said. "We're going to have to get the team picked, get ready to have some success.
"And beat Kentucky."