Walsh Jesuit High School announced on Tuesday that it has hired Nick Alexander to coach its football team.

Alexander comes to Walsh after two seasons as the pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at John Carroll University. He replaces Scott Beigie, who stepped away as coach in October for health reasons.

“I am humbled and honored to be chosen as the head football coach at Walsh Jesuit High School,” Alexander said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to helping each player reach the highest potential on and off the field. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and I’m ready to get to work.”

Walsh finished 0-10 in 2018. Beigie took over the team in 2015 after longtime coach Gerry Rardin retired, and the Warriors went 3-7, 1-9 and 2-8 in his first three seasons.

Andy Thomas, the Warriors' defensive coordinator, served as interim head coach for the final three weeks of the 2018 season.

“We are thrilled to have Nick aboard as part of our Walsh Jesuit family,” Walsh Jesuit President Karl Ertle said. “He is the perfect fit for this role as his vision so similarly aligns with our Jesuit mission. He has strong experience and was very highly recommended to us by some great people in the Northeast Ohio football family.”

Before John Carroll, Alexander spent five years as a high school assistant coach at Mentor (three seasons) and Lakewood St. Edward (two seasons).

Alexander lives in Hudson with his wife, Darcy, a 2007 Walsh graduate. Alexander graduated from Mayfield High School and Capital University. He was a captain and earned first-team all-conference honors in football as a quarterback and in baseball as a pitcher at Mayfield, and then earned three letters as a quarterback and captain at Capital.

 

Michael Beaven can be reached at 330-996-3829 or mbeaven@thebeaconjournal.com.