St. Edward's Hires New Football Coach

Lakewood, OH - St. Edward High School Principal Eugene Boyer issued the following press release during a press conference:

St. Edward High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Niedzwiecki as head football coach.  Niedzwiecki, 36, who has served as the defensive coordinator at John Carroll University the past three seasons, will begin immediately.

"After an exhaustive national search, we found our coach right here," St. Edward principal Eugene Boyer said.  "We had 51 candidates for the job and Scott was the best.  At the outset of our search process, I had an idea of what characteristics and skills our ideal candidate would possess and Scott fit that profile.  Not only is he great with Xs and Os, but he is a wonderful example of a man who lives his life in the legacy of Holy Cross and understands the importance of being about the formation of young men."

Niedzwiecki was the St. Edward offensive coordinator from 1999-2004 and helped the Eagles set numerous school records and advance to the 2004 state championship game.  Previously he was the head coach at Ursuline High School in Youngstown, which advanced to the regional final in 1998. He was also an assistant coach at Lake Catholic High school and served as a graduate assistant at John Carroll in the early 1990's.

"It is exciting to be back at St. Edward," Scott Niedzwiecki said.  "I look forward to being part of the rich tradition of St. Edward High School and the football program."

Niedzwiecki is a native of Michigan and attended Napoleon High School, where he was a State Championship wrestler.  He graduated from John Carroll University where he was a defensive back, and captain of the football team, and was all-conference his senior year.  He has a Master's Degree in Education from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI.