Burkhart, Carlisle and Brobston

(3-20-23) Don Carlisle of Class 4A No. 1-ranked and undefeated Ben Davis has been named head coach for the 2023 Indiana boys’ All-Stars, games director Mike Broughton announced Monday (March 20).

Carlisle, whose Giants are 32-0 and headed to the IHSAA Class 4A State Finals, will be assisted by Frankton coach Brent Brobston and Evansville Bosse coach Shane Burkhart.

Players chosen to the 2023 boys’ All-Stars will play three games in June — one exhibition game against the Indiana Junior All-Stars as well as home-and-home contests against the Kentucky All-Stars.

In eight seasons as a high school head coach, Carlisle has amassed a 143-66 ledger with five sectional titles, two regional trophies and two semi-state crowns. That includes a 46-25 mark with one sectional in three seasons at Indianapolis Arlington as well as a 97-41 slate with one MIC title to go with four sectionals, two regionals and two semi-states at Ben Davis.

Carlisle began his coaching career as a developmental assistant for the IUPUI men’s program during the 2008 portion of the 2007-08 season. His first work with high school athletes came in 2011-12 when he guided both boys and girls at the International School of Paris. He returned to IUPUI as a men’s basketball assistant for Todd Howard from 2012-14. He then started and operated a fitness business in 2014-15 before accepting the coaching job at Arlington.

A 1997 graduate of Ben Davis, Carlisle was a key player for Steve Witty on the Giants’ 1996 state champions and followed by averaging 12.4 points and 9.0 rebounds while earning honorable mention all-state honors for an 18-5 squad as a senior. He went on to play at IUPUI, totaling 1,340 points, 769 rebounds 165 steals and 64 blocks in four seasons for coach Ron Hunter. He was honored by the Mid-Continent Conference in multiple seasons – second-team all-conference and all-newcomer team as a sophomore, second-team all-conference as a junior and first-team all-conference as a senior).

Carlisle then played professional basketball for 11 years, mostly in France but also in Sweden, Australia, Finland, Italy and in the D-League. He completed his bachelor’s degree with a major in finance at IUPUI in the spring of 2008 and later added a master’s degree in education from Marian University in 2018. He currently teaches physical education at Ben Davis.

Brobston has guided Frankton to a 239-136 record in 15 seasons, including a 13-12 finish in 2022-23. During his tenure, the Eagles have captured four sectionals (2012, 2015, 2017, 2019), three regionals (2015, 2017, 2019), two semi-states (2015, 2017) and one Class 2A state title in 2017. His teams also have won seven Central Indiana Conference crowns (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019).

After sub-.500 efforts his first three seasons, Frankton has posted 12 consecutive winning seasons. Included in that run were marks of 21-3 in 2013-14, 26-3 in 2014-15, 23-6 in 2016-17, 22-4 in 2017-18 and 25-4 in 2018-19. Brobston was voted an IBCA District 2 Coach of the Year in 2015, was the North head coach in the 2015 North-South Indiana All-Star Classic and was a Junior All-Star assistant coach in 2015. He also received an IBCA George Griffith Award in 2017 as a state champion.

Brobston began his coaching career at Westfield, serving as the eighth-grade coach from 2000-05 and a volunteer varsity assistant from 2000-08.

A 1995 graduate of Frankton, Brobston earned letters in basketball, tennis and track & field. In basketball, he was named first-team All-Area, first-team all-White River Athletic Conference and honorable mention all-state as a senior. He went on to Anderson University, where he totaled 1,229 career points and was a three-time first-team all-conference selection for the Ravens.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Anderson in 2000. He then added a master’s degree in curriculum from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. He has been Frankton’s athletic director since 2017 after working as an assistant athletic director and dean in his first nine years at the school.

Burkhart has led Bosse to a 250-132 ledger in 15 seasons, including a 13-11 mark in 2022-23. While at the helm, his Bulldogs have won seven sectionals (2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022), four regionals (2012, 2016, 2017, 2018) and two semi-states (2016, 2018). They also have claimed five Southern Indiana Athletic Conference titles.

Burkhart is the winningest coach in Bosse boys’ basketball history. He was named both SIAC Coach of the Year and Evansville Courier & Press Metro Coach of the Year in 2016, 2018 and 2020.

A three-sport athlete himself, Burkhart started his coaching career as an Oak Hill boys’ basketball assistant to Flava Sirk in 1999-2003 after previously coaching Grant County-based travel teams from 1995-99. He was a Marion baseball assistant coach in 2003-04, then joined Joe Luce’s staff as a Marion boys’ basketball assistant from 2004-08. Oak Hill went 56-35 with two sectionals and one regional title, while Marion was 71-26 with two sectionals, two regionals and one semi-state crown while he was with the programs.

A 1992 Marion graduate, Burkhart played football, basketball and baseball. As a junior, he was on a Class 5A football state runner-up team, a basketball semi-state runner-up and a baseball state runner-up. He went on to play football for a year at MacMurray College in Illinois and completed his bachelor’s degree in education in 2007 at Ball State. He is a physical education teacher at Bosse.

The Junior-Senior exhibition game is set for June 7 at a site to be announced. The first game against Kentucky will be June 9 at the Owensboro Sportscenter in Owensboro, Ky. The final game against Kentucky will be June 10 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. All three dates will be doubleheaders with the IndyStar Indiana boys’ All-Stars.

The Indiana Junior All-Stars will play two girl-boy doubleheaders this year — June 4 against the Kentucky Junior All-Stars at Jeffersonville and June 7 against the Indiana seniors at a site to be announced.

New to the 2023 All-Star program is a “Futures Games” doubleheader, both on June 10 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. These games, for girls at noon and boys at 2:00 p.m., each will feature two Indiana teams in a North-South format.

Rosters for the 2023 Indiana girls’ All-Stars, 2023 girls’ Junior All-Stars and the 2023 girls’ Futures Game previously were announced. Rosters for the 2023 boys’ All-Stars, the 2023 boys’ Junior All-Stars and the 2023 boys’ Futures Game will be announced later.

       The Indiana All-Stars program was founded in 1939 when the Indiana boys' All-Stars played the state champion Frankfort Hot Dogs. The series with Kentucky began in 1940, and the girls' portion of the All-Stars was added in 1976. The Junior All-Stars, boys and girls, were added in 1996. The All-Star senior girls have played Kentucky every year since 1976, except 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The All-Star senior boys have played Kentucky in all but three years since 1940 -- 1943 (World War II), 1944 (World War II) and 2020 (COVID-19 pandemic).

        The Indiana Senior girls lead 52-40 in their series with Kentucky. The Indiana Senior girls lead 41-10 in games against the Indiana Junior girls. The Indiana Junior girls lead 10-1 in their series with Kentucky. The Indiana Senior boys lead 103-44 in their series with Kentucky. The Indiana Senior boys lead 41-10 in games against the Indiana Junior boys. The Indiana Junior boys lead 7-4 in their series with Kentucky.

        The Indiana portion of the All-Star Games is organized and produced by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. The Indianapolis Star, with its IndyStar brand, is the title sponsor.


2023 IndyStar Indiana All-Star key dates

 Sunday, June 4 — Indiana Juniors vs. Kentucky Juniors at Jeffersonville (2315 Allison Ln. Jeffersonville, IN 47130) — girls, 2:00 p.m.; boys, to follow; admission, $10 per person at the door (adults, school-aged students; pre-school children are free).

 Wednesday, June 7 — Junior-Senior All-Star game at TBA — girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow; admission, $10 per person at the door (adults, school-aged students; pre-school children are free).

 Friday, June 9 — Indiana at Owensboro Sportscenter (1215 Hickman Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301) — girls, 5:30 p.m. CDT (6:30 p.m. EDT); boys, to follow, about 7:30 p.m. CDT (8:30 p.m. EDT). Ticket information, TBA.

 Saturday, June 10 — Futures Games and Indiana vs. Kentucky at Gainbridge Fieldhouse (125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204) — Futures Games, girls, noon; boys, 2:00 p.m.; Senior girls, 5:00 p.m.; Senior boys, to follow (about 7:30 p.m.). Tickets go on sale on April 15.

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