Unified Sports was first developed by Special Olympics as a means of providing a quality experience of sports training and competition in an inclusive environment that allows friendships to form. It is the vision of this joint IHSAA / Special Olympics Indiana (SOIN) sports project to allow high school students with and without intellectual disabilities to collectively represent their high school in an IHSAA sanctioned activity by participating together on a Unified Sports team.
Champions Together is a collaborative partnership between the Indiana High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics Indiana that promotes servant leadership among student athletes while changing their lives as well as the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. Elkhart High School continues to be a Champion School.
One Track Mind - Unified Track & Field
Elkhart High School
2608 California Road
Elkhart, IN 46514
Todd Sheely, Head Coach
Todd Sheely begins his 7th year as a head Unified Track Coach. His previous four with Elkhart Memorial and now his third season with the Elkhart High School Lions.
In 2018 he helped lead the Chargers to their first ever team state championship in Unified Track.
He is a social studies teacher in the School of Human Services at Elkhart High School and in 2019 was named the Elkhart Memorial Teacher of the Year.
Coach Sheely graduated from Center Grove in 1997 and IUPUI in 2001. He was a starter on the soccer team that won the conference at IUPUI and played in the first College Cup or NCAA Tournament in school history in 2000. Todd has two sons Mayson (15) and Brennan (13) and daughter Morgan (2).
He is a member of the Unified Coaches Association Board of Directors.
Coach Sheely, “Seeing the smiles on all the kid’s faces, and the true sportsmanship that exists in this sport, is why I do it.“
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