INDIANAPOLIS — At 13-1, The Bishop Chatard boys basketball team is off to the school’s best start in school history under a new coach who is moving on with life after losing his wife a year ago.
Kenny Roseman, who is an IPS teacher by day, took over as the head coach of the Trojans this season. He had been at George Washington high school in Indianapolis a couple of years prior but stepped down from that role after the 2020 season to pursue the job at Chatard.
But before he ever coached a game at Chatard, Roseman was in the stands of a Chatard game against Brebeuf last year watching his son A.J play and got a call during the game.
“In the middle of the first quarter, my youngest, Ethan, calls me saying that ‘Mom can’t breathe,” Roseman told WISH-TV. “She passed on the way to the hospital. It just hurts so much.”
His wife, Misty Roseman, had developed pneumonia, after a week of not feeling well. A COVID test came back negative.
Roseman then landed the coaching job at Chatard. The Trojans started the season 13-0.
“Yeah 13-0, I would have never imagined it, but these guys have totally bought in,” Roseman said.
“She (Misty) is watching over me, my brother Ethan, and my dad,” A.J. Roseman said. “I can still feel her presence, even though she is not here, physically, I know she is still orchestrating everything for us.”
The Trojans’ streak came to an end last night in the Indianapolis City Alliance Tournament at the hands of Crispus Attucks.
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