Walsh Jesuit Football Coach Resigns for Health Reasons

Scott Beigie, 2005 Walsh Jesuit graduate and a beloved theology teacher and counselor, met with the school’s administration and advised them that his doctors have stated that his health concerns will no longer allow him to continue as head football coach.
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH October 31, 2018 —Scott Beigie, 2005 Walsh Jesuit graduate and a beloved theology teacher and counselor, met with the school’s administration and advised them that his doctors have stated that his health concerns will no longer allow him to continue as head football coach.

Beigie gave all a scare as he became ill on the sidelines during the week seven game. It was the second time that he experienced health issues this fall and his medical team has put him through a battery of testing to determine the cause. The testing is ongoing. Andy Thomas, the team’s defensive coordinator and a physical education teacher at Walsh Jesuit, served as the Warriors’ interim head coach for the last three weeks of the season.

Walsh Jesuit President Karl Ertle said that it was a difficult meeting as Beigie means so much to the team and the entire school family. “Scott and his wife, Abbey, are both wonderful alums and have given so much back to the school. We could not be more proud of Scott’s many contributions and the way that he served here as our head coach, teacher and counselor. We only want the best for them and pray for his good health. Scott will always be an important part of the WJ community”

Athletic Director Mark Hassman echoed Ertle’s praise. “When you think of a coach who simply gets it both on and off the field, it is Scott. He and his entire staff have worked so hard to teach the Warriors how to win in all facets of life.”

Beigie was named head coach of the Warriors in 2015 after coaching at both his high school and college (John Carroll) alma maters, along with one year at Cleveland Heights High School. The search for his successor will begin soon and applicants should send a resume to Mark Hassman at Walsh Jesuit High School, 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44224 or hassmanm@walshjesuit.org.

About Walsh Jesuit High School
Walsh Jesuit is a Catholic, college preparatory high school and one of 64 Jesuit secondary schools in the United States. Recognized twice as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (the only high school in Northeast Ohio to receive this prestigious award twice), Walsh Jesuit operates in the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola, guiding its students to be intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. Founded in 1964 and located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the school has a coed enrollment of more than 1,000 students.

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