MIDDLEBURY – Chad Gerard was approved Tuesday as the new baseball head coach for Northridge High School. His hiring was approved at a regular meeting of the Middlebury Community Schools Board of Education.
“We are excited with the hire of coach Gerard,” Northridge High School athletic director Ryan Bales said. “He has a great reputation in the baseball community and the respect of area coaches with the way he carries himself and how his teams play the game. He is someone who commits to connecting with his players and building those relationships. Coach Gerard is also someone whom we believe will get connected in the community and work with our K-12 program based upon what he has done in his other stops.”
Gerard, 41, held the same position at Bremen High School since 2017, serving as an assistant coach for the Lions for two seasons before being named the head coach. He was also an assistant coach for 10 seasons at Mishawaka, his alma mater.
Gerard, employed at Acurity, played baseball at and graduated from Grace College.
Gerard replaces Andrew Brabender, who led Northridge for 14 years. The Raiders twice won conference and sectional titles in the same spring under Brabender, in 2015 and 2019.
Gerard and his wife, Amanda, have a daughter, Kaitlyn.