December 22nd, 2011
Beatty Named National Coach Of Year
USA Today honors Trinity football head coach with award
Just days after his team was named the high school football national champion by the likes of Rivals and Sports Illustrated, Trinity High School head football coach Bob Beatty has been named the national coach of the year by USA Today.
Beatty, who has a career record of 154-21 during 12 seasons on the Shamrock sideline, has led Trinity to nine of its 21 program state championships during his tenure (including the Rocks' 62-21 win over Scott County on Dec. 2) and is the school's all-time winningest coach.
Several weeks ago, Beatty was also asked to serve as assistant coach and offensive coordinator in the 2012 U.S. Army High School All-American Game in San Antonio. During that weekend, Beatty is additionally nominated and could be named Russell Athletic National Coach of the Year as well.
Beatty became the fastest Jefferson County coach to ever reach 150 wins when Trinity defeated Simon Kenton during the team's opening-round playoff game in November and will become the longest-tenured coach in program history when he begins his 13th season in 2012. Current Trinity athletic director and legendary coach Dennis Lampley patroled the sideline for 12 years.
On Thursday (Dec. 22), Beatty will be at Barnes & Noble Booksellers (Summit location) to sign copies of "Journey To #1: A Season To Remember," a 100-page keepsake book that recaps the 2011 Shamrocks and the team's accomplishment of a No. 1 state and national ranking.
The book was produced and published by LouisvilleCatholicSports.com and can be purchased on location tonight at Barnes & Noble. For out-of-town fans interested in buying the book, please visit www.journeytonumberone.com.