State champion coach, Osborn, named “Citizen of the Week”

A man who recently guided the Carmel Greyhounds to a Class 4A championship is recognized this week with a special city honor.

Ryan Osborn has been named “Citizen of the Week” after notching what is believed to be the first state championship in the large school class by any Logansport or Cass County native.

Osborn guided Carmel to victory after coming full circle to his Logansport roots, winning the semi-state championship in the Berry Bowl where he starred for Logansport. Carmel defeated fellow metro power Ben Davis for the state title.

“It’s no small feat to win a state basketball championship in any class in Indiana, let alone Class 4A,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said today. “Ryan is among many North Central Conference products who have excelled in coaching, and it’s another reason to promote the NCC as the conference of champions and Logansport as a city that produces them in many areas.”

Osborn has been a physical education teacher at Carmel for the past eight years and has been department chair. He served as assistant coach before his predecessor accepted a college coaching position. He has been head coach for the past two seasons.

Osborn will receive a $20 gift certificate to a Logansport restaurant and a certificate from the Mayor’s Office. The Citizen of the Week is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and recognizes current or former Logansport residents for their achievements and contributions.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell