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Mike Bauer guided New Prairie to a 13-13 finish that included a runner-up showing in the Class 3A Hanover Central Sectional in his first season with the Cougars.

NEW CARLISLE — New Prairie boys basketball coach Mike Bauer needed Ben Wigginton by his side.

When Bauer was searching for head coaching positions a year ago, he had to have Wigginton as his assistant. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t coach; simple as that. The two of them agreed that priority No. 1 for wherever they ended up was to make basketball as fun as possible for their players. They have a deep, passionate love for the sport and wanted to help the younger generation feel the same.

jparodi@thenewsdispatch.com

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