KOKOMO, Ind. – At 8:43 p.m. on Aug. 20, Northwestern High School Athletic Director Dan Armstrong announced that, effective immediately, Austen Robison would take over as the interim head football coach of the Tigers. Robison was in his first year as an assistant coach at Northwestern before being promoted.

Robison arrived at Northwestern from River Forest High School, where he taught and coached for 10 years and served as the schools head football coach for the past three seasons. During his tenure at River Forest, the Class 2A Ingots were 13-18, including 4-6 a  year ago.

Robison currently teaches health at Northwestern and is the Tigers strength and conditioning coach/teacher. He is a graduate of Lewis Cass High School and Taylor University.

The press release made no reference to current head coach Patrick Rosner, who was in his first season as the Tigers head coach. Northwestern lost its season opener 28-14 to Eastern Hancock last Friday evening. The Sports Journal confirmed Rosner was arrested on Sunday evening during a traffic stop, although the exact charges were still unknown as of the publication deadline.

The Sports Journal will update this story as more information is released.

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