Kirchhofer honors the life of Beech Grove educator

Kirchhofer honors the life of Beech Grove educator

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:03 pm

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) recently honored the life of Beech Grove educator Matthew English with a resolution at the Statehouse.

English started teaching at Beech Grove High School in 2008, where he coached the boys’ basketball team and was later named the athletic director. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011, and passed away Dec. 10, 2018. 

“Matt’s legacy will remain in the hearts and minds of his family, friends, students and co-workers,” Kirchhofer said. “Those lucky enough to have known him will always remember his passion, conviction and commitment to our community. He selflessly cared for his students and worked tirelessly to support them throughout high school and prepare them for life outside the classroom. He was truly an inspiration to many.”

According to Kirchhofer, before English lost his battle to cancer, the Beech Grove High School basketball court was renamed in his honor with his signature and favorite saying, “We before me,” painted on the court.

Kirchhofer said English had a lifelong passion for teaching and athletics. Before his coaching career at Beech Grove High School, he played basketball at Greenfield-Central High School and Bethel College.

To learn more about House Resolution 20, visit iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) represents House District 89,

which includes portions of Marion County.

PICTURED: State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) (center) honors the life of Beech Grove educator Matthew English with a resolution Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in the House Chamber. She was joined by family and friends of English, who was a teacher and coach at Beech Grove High School. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011, and passed away Dec. 10, 2018. The resolution was unanimously supported by the House of Representatives.