Former Purdue long snapper Andy Standifer named Benton Central head football coach

Standifer will take over for Tyler Marsh, who resigned after one season with the Bison

Posted: Jun 21, 2021 9:38 PM
Updated: Jun 23, 2021 10:59 PM

OXFORD, Ind. (WLFI) — The Benton Community School Corporation Board of Trustees approved Andy Standifer as the next head football coach at Benton Central High School on Monday. Standifer will take over for Tyler Marsh, who resigned after one season with the Bison.

Standifer is a former long snapper for Purdue, playing under legendary former head coach Joe Tiller. The North Judson -San Pierre alum was a walk-on his first year, before earning a scholarship. Standifer played in three bowl games with the Boilermakers during his playing career. 

Standifer graduated from Purdue with a degree in law and society, and then became a police officer at his alma mater. According to the Purdue Exponent, he served as Tiller's bodyguard during the 2008 football season.

He has been an assistant coach with the Bison since 2017.

BC Athletic Director Dan Meyer shared his excitement in a release sent out on Monday night.

"With him knowing our kids and community already, we felt it was a natural fit and he is able to hit the ground running," said Meyer. "He is committed to work as hard as he can to bring a winning atmosphere to Bison Football.”

Benton Central finished (0-10) overall in 2020.

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