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Rebel 5ive is an interactive interview with Roncalli alumni, parents, past parents and friends. Five questions regarding how lives have evolved and how key connections of experience, opportunity, and alumni networking have propelled them to where they are today. Find out how they have been challenged, how they have overcome those challenges and what they’ve learned at each juncture along the way.

Rebel 5ive is an interactive interview with Roncalli alumni, parents, past parents and friends. Five questions regarding how lives have evolved and how key connections of experience, opportunity, and alumni networking have propelled them to where they are today. Find out how they have been challenged, how they have overcome those challenges and what they’ve learned at each juncture along the way.
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Rebel 5ive is an interactive interview with Roncalli alumni, parents, past parents and friends. Five questions regarding how lives have evolved and how key connections of experience, opportunity, and alumni networking have propelled them to where they are today. Find out how they have been challenged, how they have overcome those challenges and what they’ve learned at each juncture along the way.

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Episodes

Rebel 5ive with Pat Crosley

9/9/2019
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This week’s Rebel 5ive podcast interview is with 20 year teaching veteran, Pat Crosley. Over his 20year career, the very likable Pat Crosley has been an admired mainstay in the Social Studies Department. Outside of the classroom, he spent many years on the boys’ basketball coaching staff, but is most widely known for being the PA Voice of the Rebels at every Friday night home game. We conclude this episode with a heartfelt thank you from Pat for all the support his family received after...

Duration:00:38:12

Rebel 5ive with John Wirtz

9/4/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with John Wirtz. The St. Pat’s product took an indirect route to Roncalli, but through hard work and diligence, began his Rebel coaching and teaching career in 1974. Starting as the boys basketball coach, he soon took over the baseball program as well. John coached both sports for seven years before continuing to coach baseball for 28 years, including leading the 1982 Rebels to the state finals. Peers, friends and family played a huge role in...

Duration:00:40:36

Rebel 5ive Summer Field Studies Part 2

8/26/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with Summer Field Study Veterans Chuck and Taylor Roach, Fr. Rob Hausladen, Linus Horcher, Dave, Joe and Sam Gervasio, Tim Crissman and Chris Belch. This Roncalli institution has changed many lives during its 37 years of history and challenged students and staff members alike to achieve goals never thought to be attainable before making the trip west. Part retreat and part adventure, Summer Field Study has tested over three thousand students...

Duration:01:10:07

Rebel 5ive with Michael Wantz

8/14/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with Michael Wantz. The Union City, Indiana product came to Roncalli 17 years ago, and the boys basketball program became a mainstay in the win column becoming one of Marion County’s most consistent winners. He has coached the only boys basketball sectional, regional and conference championship teams in school history. Michael is Roncalli’s longest-tenured active coach, and he discusses some favorite woodshed moments and moving into the new gym...

Duration:00:40:53

Rebel 5ive with Andy Niewedde

8/6/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with Andy Niewedde. For 21 years Andy has been one of Roncalli’s most respected educators. He strives to make learning enjoyable and rewarding for his students but is never hesitant to raise the bar well beyond the average. Growing up and working on a farm in southern Indiana set the stage for Andy’s work ethic making hard work the expectation and not the exception. This mindset translates to his coaching and teaching style where he continues...

Duration:00:46:22

Rebel 5ive with Jimmy Matis and Matt Taylor

7/30/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit live from the Roncalli Summer Social with Jimmy “Mad Dog” Matis R’76 and the Voice of the Colts, Matt Taylor R’04. Working in local radio following his graduation from IU, Jimmy Matis began carving out a career, which would lead to hosting the # 1 drive-time show on Q95 and then eventually becoming Corporate Partnership Manager for the Indianapolis Colts. Matt Taylor graduated from Franklin College in 2008 and worked play by play for every...

Duration:00:45:07

Rebel 5ive with Fr. Jim Wilmoth

7/23/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with Roncalli’s retired chaplain, the treasured, Fr. Jim Wilmoth. The eastside was his home growing up in St. Philip parish, but the southside is where this universally loved and admired priest has ministered to virtually every person in the Roncalli community at some point during his career. Whether it was a baptism, wedding, first communion, weekly Mass or funeral, Fr. Jim has been there celebrating his priestly ministry and showing others...

Duration:00:42:20

Rebel 5ive Summer Field Studies Part 1

7/17/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we’re at Chris Park shelter house in Durango, Colorado talking with the founding fathers of Summer Field Study. Thirty-seven years and 40 trips later, Dr. Joe Hollowell, Scott Fangman and Darryl Slevin share stories of humble beginnings, favorite moments, shared challenges and triumphs that have made their friendship lifelong. The unique trip out west changes every year but this trio has been one of the steady constants of this Roncalli institution....

Duration:00:56:27

Rebel 5ive with Mary Hall

7/9/2019
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This week on Rebel 5ive we visit with retired Roncalli College Counselor, Mary Hall. Her teaching career at Roncalli began in 1979 as the head girls’ basketball coach while assisting with the volleyball program, teaching physical education and health. A pioneer in the development of girls’ sports and balancing both coaching and teaching, Mary would eventually change careers in the early 1980s and become a trusted and valued guidance counselor at Roncalli. Many years later she would become...

Duration:00:39:22

Rebel 5ive with Tim Puntarelli

7/3/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with retired Roncalli Dean of Students, Tim Puntarelli. His teaching career began at Roncalli in 1976 when he taught English, Religion and coached the freshman football team. This Old Cathedral and Notre Dame alum would soon make his mark known at Roncalli and for 40 years he motivated and inspired Rebels in the classroom and on the field of play. In 1990 he took over as Dean of Students and for 29 years was chief of discipline at Roncalli....

Duration:00:38:49

Rebel 5ive with Marilyn Miles

6/26/2019
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This week on the Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with Marilyn Miles. Her teaching career spanned two schools and three generations. Marilyn’s life uniquely connects with the earliest days of Bishop Chartrand, all the way through her final retirement from teaching eight years ago from Roncalli. Marilyn was married to Bernie Dever, a teacher, coach, dean and principal during the first 20 years at Bishop Chartrand and Roncalli High School, until his tragic and untimely death on June 5, 1983. We...

Duration:00:43:18

Rebel 5ive with Erin Bohn

6/19/2019
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On this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with teaching veteran and Roncalli alumna, Erin Bohn. The Nativity product began her Roncalli teaching career 20 years ago, and she is one of the most respected and loved teachers in the building today. She discusses the importance of following in the footsteps of past Rebel instructors, Deb Sachs and Elaine Jerrell, holding her students accountable and inspiring high achievement in her classroom. We also discuss the spirit behind Rebel pep...

Duration:00:33:07

Rebel 5ive with Jim Ratliff

6/12/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with the Captain of the Division, Jim Ratliff. The well-respected instructor and former coach began his teaching career at Bishop Chartrand in 1966 after a ten-minute interview in the school’s front lobby. Fifty-three years later, he is still inspiring young minds in the classroom. We discuss a love for baseball, traveling and a legacy of national champions, along with real-life building projects on our beautiful campus. We finish this episode...

Duration:00:41:00

Rebel 5ive with Kathy Nalley-Schembra

6/4/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with retired long-time Roncalli volleyball coach Kathy Nalley-Schembra. Kathy started working at Roncalli in 1972, before girls’ sports were recognized by the IHSAA. She and her 1981 volleyball team earned Roncalli our very first State Championship, and she would go on to record two more State Championship trophies. The Irishman from Fountain Square continues today to motivate and inspire Rebels in the classroom, like she has done successfully...

Duration:00:48:58

Rebel 5ive with Dave Gervasio

5/29/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with long-time Roncalli Vice President of Finance and Facilities, Dave Gervasio. Dave started his work career as a bat-boy for the Indianapolis Indians and has continued to be a steady and influential part of the Roncalli leadership team for 28 years. His influence has been instrumental in not only leading Roncalli through financial decisions, but he has helped the school acquire and maintain our beautiful campus over the years. Dave discusses...

Duration:00:49:36

Rebel 5ive with Bruce Scifres

5/20/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast, we visit with retired, long-time Roncalli head football coach, Bruce Scifres. The Plainfield Quaker began making his mark on the gridiron in the westside community and then off to Butler he went, where his first Roncalli connections began to occur. In 1990, Bruce took over the head coaching duties at Roncalli. Seven state championships later, over twenty-seven seasons, he is now the Executive Director of the CYO. This week’s Rebel 5ive episode dives...

Duration:00:45:50

Rebel 5ive with Cole Toner

5/14/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast we visit with 2012 Roncalli graduate, Cole Toner. This one-time OLG Eagle now makes his living moving defensive linemen out of the way for Philip Rivers in the NFL for the Los Angeles Chargers. Cole discusses his aspirations to be in a rock band, going to school at Roncalli with both his parents in the building and answering the call with the Harvard Crimson. We also talk about living in southern California and life as an offensive lineman in the NFL. We...

Duration:00:45:18

Rebel 5ive with Rob Brown and Dan Bauer

5/3/2019
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During this week’s Rebel 5ive podcast we visit with the “Voice of the Rebels”, Rob Brown and his football broadcast partner, Dan Bauer. We relive audio clips from the march to the 2016 State Football Championship beginning with the Miracle on Banta all the way to Lucus Oil Stadium and placing #9 in the trophy case. With landmark stops against Bishop Chatard, a scary visit to Lebanon and hospitality in St. Leon, you won’t want to miss this entertaining look back at Rebel perfection. Read the...

Duration:00:50:09

Rebel 5ive with Bob Tully Pt. 2

4/29/2019
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Bob Tully discusses in part II of his interview the first years of Roncalli High School, his appreciation for our strong leadership over the years and leading 8 State Championship teams downtown to big wins (driving the bus). Bob emphasizes the importance of prayer in his life and how prayer has helped Roncalli over the years and helped him overcome some recent health issues. He also gives thanks to the mentors in his life. Read the full transcript.

Duration:00:38:23

Rebel 5ive with Bob Tully Pt. 1

4/23/2019
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Bob Tully talks to us about the early years at 3300 Prague Road before the merger with Bishop Chartrand and Kennedy Memorial High School forming Roncalli High School. “Rambunctious”, the Sisters of Providence and living on the third floor are all discussed. Bob speaks of his 57 years in the building and the one year when he almost left the school which ends Part I of our interview. Stay tuned for next week and Part II with Bob Tully as we discuss the “new” Catholic high school on the...

Duration:00:28:32