Brett Boggs, superintendent of schools for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, issued the following statement to the media about the loss of Scott Bibler, one of four Warsaw men who died in a plane crash in South Carolina on Friday, Oct. 2:
Our prayers are with the loved ones, families, and friends of Scott Bibler, Charlie Smith, Scott Smith, and Tony Elliot. Special prayers for Scott’s wife, Stephanie, and their daughters, Chelsea and Meagan.
Scott Bibler was one of the most caring, sincere, and genuine men I have ever known. He had the rare ability to make everyone he encountered feel like they were a personal friend. He truly and sincerely cared about others.
- RELATED: Funeral arrangements announced for Charlie and Scott Smith, Oct. 5, 2015
During the past couple of years our schools and the community have dealt with numerous tragedies. Because Scott cared so much about our kids and the community, he was at the forefront of our efforts to help others heal and to prevent further tragedies. In moving to his new position with Crosswinds, he felt he could have an even greater impact on families and the community than he had as a school counselor.
Scott made a tremendously positive impact on many young men and women during his time on earth. We are forever grateful for the difference he made at Tippecanoe Valley.
Scott lived his faith every day and is now in the presence of our Savior. He will be missed by many left behind to grieve his passing.
- RELATED: Charlie Smith to be honored during Warsaw Common Council meeting Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Charlie Smith was the first head football coach at Tippecanoe Valley High School. He was an outstanding teacher and a highly successful football coach, leading the Vikings to an IHSAA State Championship in 1979 Coach Smith is a legend in our community. He also served a four-year term as a member of the Tippecanoe Valley School Board from July 1, 1986, through June 30, 1990.
- RELATED: Four Warsaw men killed in plane crash in South Carolina, Oct. 3, 2015
His son, Scott Smith, is a Tippecanoe Valley High School graduate. Prior to his death, Scott served as a member of the TVHS Distinguished Alumni Committee.