Moriarity interested in position at Salem High School

Former Indiana offensive line coach and former Bloomington South coach Myron “Mo” Moriarity could soon find a home back in the high school ranks.

Moriarity said Tuesday that he is in discussions to become the head coach at Salem High School a Class 3A school in Southern Indiana. Moriarity said he hasn’t been hired yet, but that something could be finalized by the middle of the month.

“ I’ve turned down a couple of jobs,” Moriarity said. “This is the only job I’m looking at it. I got interested, they contacted me and pretty much had been making it a situation for me that would be very hard to turn down. They just have done a lot of things to make it an attractive position.”

Moriarity, who turns 56 later this month, said he decided after he and the rest of former coach Bill Lynch’s staff were let go that the high school ranks were likely where he’d finish up. He won three Indiana state championships as a high school coach, claiming two at South in 1993 and 1998 and one at Carmel in 2007. He owns a career mark of 241-56 in 25 years as a head coach.

He was Indiana’s tight ends coach from 2002-04 under Gerry Dinardo but left that position when Dinardo and his staff were dismissed. He joined Lynch’s staff this year to replace Bobby Johnson, who left for a job with the Buffalo Bills, but was there just one season until Lynch was fired.

“For a couple of days, you kinda let the dust settle and kind of think through things,” Moriarity said. “I wanted to be a head coach again. I wanted to finish my head coaching career as being a head coach. Working for Bill allowed me a lot of flexibility, and each time I went to college, I learned a lot, that’s been good. But the last time I went to Carmel it worked out well. Wherever I end up this time, I just want to finish up as a head coach.”

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