Middle School Sports
Brossart Hires Lee Teegarden
January 9, 2013By Melvin Webster of Bishop Brossart High School
(Alexandria, Ky.) For Immediate Release…..Bishop Brossart High School today named Lee Teegarden as the school’s new Head Football Coach. He replaces Matt Reinhart. An extensive search for Reinhart’s successor produced 37 applicants.
“Our committee was unanimous with the decision that Lee Teegarden was the best fit to be Head Coach at Bishop Brossart,” said Bishop Brossart Athletic Director Mel Webster “We had applicants from as far away as California, Minnesota and Florida and we wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to all who showed interest in our program.”
Teegarden has an extensive coaching background. He was Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Head Junior Varsity and Head Freshmen Coach at Campbell County High School from 1998-2002.
He was Assistant Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Ryle High School from 2003-2005 while doing his Student Teaching and working at Gray Middle School as a Certified Special Education Teacher. He coordinated both the offense and offensive line.
In 2006 he accepted the Head Football Coaching Position at Pendleton County High School where he earned the 2009 “Kentucky Football Coaches Association District Coach of The Year” honors after engineering the Wildcats turnaround from 0-11 to a 7-4 season. Teegarden was a 9th Grade Integrated Social Studies Instructor, 10th Grade World Civilization Instructor and 12th Grade Kentucky Studies Elective Instructor while at Pendleton County from 2006 to 2010.
In 2010 he accepted an offer from Coach Bryson Warner to rejoin the Ryle Staff as Assistant Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Ryle enjoyed immediate success. “With Lee as the leader of our offense, we had an outstanding rate of success while competing against some of the toughest teams in the state of Kentucky as well as Ohio,” exclaimed Ryle Head Coach Bryson Warner. “In 2010, we finished ranked 1st in the final Northern Kentucky Coaches’ Poll, and we must give Lee a tremendous amount of credit for that accomplishment.”
Teegarden is excited about joining the Bishop Brossart program. “Bishop Brossart High School has a rich tradition of developing young men and women through the avenues of academics, athletics, faith and community. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to join this outstanding institution in the pursuit of these endeavors. I can't wait to begin working with the student athletes, and the Brossart community, in the pursuit of these common goals,” he exclaimed.
The 2010 Ryle Raider team scored the 3rd Most Points of all teams in Kentucky’s 6A Division. They finished the season 12-1 after a playoff run that included wins over Madison Central (54-13), Campbell County (38-14), and Simon Kenton (35-14) before falling to State Champion Trinity (28-9).
Coach Bryson Warner also pointed out “Most importantly Lee has the best interest of the players in mind at all times. A lot of our former players would run through a brick wall for Lee, because he taught them true toughness and discipline that has allowed our young men to succeed after football. We will certainly miss Lee, but we are excited about the development of the future of football at Bishop Brossart.”
Coach Teegarden has lived in the Alexandria area for most of his life, and is aware of the tradition and excellence associated with Brossart athletics and academics. His father established a business several years ago in the southern Campbell County area. He is currently teaching at Ockerman Middle School and coaching at Ryle High School. However, he will be joining his father as a partner in his business at the end of this school year. This will allow him to make his own schedule, and will afford Lee the opportunity to work as a head coach from a para professional standpoint.
A committee screened applicants and narrowed the search to five applicants and conducted interviews before recommending Teegarden for the position to Bishop Brossart Principal Richard Stewart. The committee included Hall of Fame Beechwood and Wyoming Head Coach Bernie Barre, longtime Football Official and retired Bishop Brossart coach and faculty member Bill Klopp, Athletic Director Mel Webster and St. Elizabeth Healthcare trainer and former Dixie Heights High School quarterback Chris Unkraut. Other former area coaches were also consulted.