The Michigan City Area Schools Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Cody French as Head Coach of the Michigan City High School Football Team at its regular meeting tonight. French, who will also teach Health and Wellness at MCHS, will begin his new positions within the
“Coach French ticked all of the right boxes for Michigan City,” said MCAS Athletic Director Craig Shaman. “He’s passionate, driven, and energetic. He knows the game, he’s got a track record of success, and he truly cares about kids. We are thrilled to have him on board.”
French comes to Michigan City from Calumet New Tech High School, where he served as Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director since 2021. He led the Warriors to a 9-2 record, the best in school history. Previously, he was the Assistant Head Coach, Strength Coach, and Defensive Coordinator for Elkhart High School. In one season with the Elkhart Lions defense, the
team fielded the third-best defense in Class 6A and won Northern Indiana Conference (NIC) and IHSAA Sectional titles.
French began his coaching career at Seymour High School in Seymour, IN, where he served as the Defensive Line Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. In his final season with the Owls, the team won its highest number of games in 18 years, and players won the Columbus East lifting competition. He has helped develop three Division 1 defensive linemen and more than 15 players who continued to play at the collegiate level.
A graduate of St. Joseph’s College, French was a five-year scholarship football player, team captain, and a four-time Academic All-Conference player.
“I am honored to lead the Wolves football program and to build upon the amazing tradition that Coach Mason established here,” said French. “I feel like this is a great fit for my family and our coaching staff. I am excited to get to work on building a program that plays high-level football, competes for championships, and develops student athletes who represent the Michigan City community and our school in a first-class manner. I am proud to be a Wolf.”
Michigan City High School is a Class 5A school and a member of the Duneland Athletic Conference.