Xavier College Prep announced Friday that Bob Molyet is taking over the head football coaching position this fall.
He comes from Dallas Jesuit College Prep, the same school that brought current athletic director Mark Campbell from Texas to the Palm Desert school.
“I am thrilled to have landed a coach of this caliber and experience,” said Campbell, who was the ice hockey coach in Dallas. “Coach Molyet has a wealth of coaching experience to draw on, from the professional ranks, to the NCAA, to the highest level of Texas high school football. He is a great coach, a tremendous leader, and a wonderful man. He is the right guy for this job and I believe without a doubt that he will have us ready to play in the Desert Valley League in 2014.”
In addition to the 14 years as assistant at Dallas Jesuit, Molyet coached high school football in Ohio and spent 10 years as an assistant coach at the collegiate level making stops at Eastern Michigan, Ohio University and University of Missouri. He held positions as assistant coach, video coordinator, recruiting coordinator and defensive coordinator.
“I am excited to get started and to continue building this program to be ready for the 2014 DVL season,” said Molyet of his first head coaching position in football. “We have a lot a work ahead of us, and it will be a great challenge, but I am confident that we will be prepared to compete week in and week out.”
At Dallas Jesuit, Molyet was the assistant athletic director and since 2002, he was head track coach.
He told the Dallas Morning News he is ready for work.
“They’re an extremely young program and I have no delusions of grandeur that it’s going to transform overnight,” he said. “But that’s the part of the challenge I’m looking forward to.”
Molyet, 51, inherits the Xavier program from Darrell Lewis who stepped aside as head coach earlier this spring to develop a strength and conditioning program. He will be a coach in that capacity.
The Saints also will have a new volleyball coach. The defending Desert Valley League champs welcome Jacqui (Gerlach) Tricco, who was a former player at Duquesne University. Coach Stu Rowland, who led the Saints to their first DVL title, stepped down to spend time with family.