WJ alum has served as assistant coach for past seven seasons
Walsh Jesuit High School administrators announced on Tuesday that Scott Beigie has been hired as the school’s next head football coach.
Beigie, a 2005 WJ alum, has served as an assistant on Gerry Rardin’s staff each of the past seven seasons.
Rardin, who guided the Warriors’ gridiron program for the past 35 seasons, announced his retirement in December.
“I am deeply humbled to be given the opportunity to lead the Walsh Jesuit program into the future,” Beigie said in a prepared statement. I would like to thank Coach Rardin, in particular, for offering me the opportunity seven years ago to return to my alma mater as a young coach and learn from a group of dedicated men that have been a great influence in my life.”
Beigie currently serves as a guidance counselor and as an assistant athletic director at the private school located in Cuyahoga Falls.
“As the head football coach, I promise to lead with a respect for the tradition of the past, a vision for the future and a sincere commitment to the school mission, football program and the student-athletes,” Beige said.
School president Karl Ertle and athletic director Barb Salata lauded Beige’s coaching credentials and commitment to WJ.
“As a faithful alumnus, his commitment to our mission, his experience as a player and his passion for serving the students all demonstrate that he is prepared to continue the legacy of Bill Ricco and Gerry Rardin as he leads the Warrior football program,” Ertle said in a prepared statement.
USATODAYhss.com/Cleveland was there as Beigie was introduced as the team’s next head coach to the current Warriors. Watch the video below to see him address the squad for the first time as its new leader.
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