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Bob Beatty
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Trinity Shamrocks
Record .865 (October, 2017)
Biographical details
Born June 7, 1955 (1955-06-07) (age 66)
Butler, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality American
Citizenship  United States
Education B.S. (Education)
Occupation High School Football Coach
High School Health Teacher
Years active 1978–present
Jayne Beatty (m. 1980)
Children 2
Alma mater Missouri Southern State College (BS)
Playing career
1973-1976 Pittsburg State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978-1980 Clinton High School (Assistant Coach)
1981-1986 William Jewell College (Offensive Coordinator)
1986-1997 Blue Springs High School (Offensive Coordinator)
1997-2000 Blue Springs High School
2000-present Trinity High School
Head coaching record
Overall .861 (October, 2017)
Accomplishments and honors
1 MSHSAA State Championship (1992)
13 KSHAA State Championships (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017)
1 National Championship (2011)
Key to the City (Louisville)
Athlon Sports #10 High School Coach in America
2012 Russell Athletic Coach of the Year
2011 USA Today Coach of the Year
Most state championship wins in Kentucky State history

Robert "Bob" Beatty is the head football coach for the Trinity Shamrocks, a high school football team located at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the most successful High School Football coach in Kentucky state history, having won 12 state championship titles, and 1 National Championship over the course of his forty-year long career.

In 2011, he was named by USA Today as the National High School Coach of the Year. Beatty was the East's head coach at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2012.

In 2013, he was named by Athlon Sports as the tenth most important High School Football Coach in the United States. On January 10, 2017, he was given the Key to the City of Louisville, Kentucky, by Mayor (and Trinity graduate) Greg Fischer.

Personal Life

Beatty was born on June 7, 1955, in Butler, Missouri. In 1974, he went to Missouri Southern State College, where he graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor's in Education. In 1980, Beatty married his wife Jayne. They have two grown up children, Jennifer and David.

Coaching career

Clinton High School

Beatty's Coaching Career began in 1978, when he took a job as an Assistant Coach at Clinton High School in Clinton, Missouri. He worked there for two years, then he moved to Liberty, Missouri. Beatty was also a teacher during that time.

William Jewell College

In 1980, Beatty took a job as the Offensive Coordinator for William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. He worked at the job from 1981 to 1986. Beatty then left the college and moved to Blue Springs, Missouri. Beatty was also a teacher during that time.

Blue Springs High School

In 1986, Beatty took a job as the Offensive Coordinator at Blue Springs High School, in Blue Springs, Missouri. He was there until 1997, when he was offered the position of head coach. He took the role and was their head coach until the year 2000, when he moved to Louisville, Kentucky. Beatty was also a teacher during that time.

Trinity High School

Beatty came to Trinity High School in 2000 to be the head coach of the Trinity Shamrocks Football team. The very next year, Beatty led the team to victory over rival Male High School in the 2001 state championship. Beatty kept up his winning streak by winning the state championships in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012. However, in 2013, the Shamrocks ended the season 6-6. Beatty took this as a sign that his team needed a complete makeover. He said: "It's been a long time since we ended a season with a loss. You find out whether you want to spit that taste out of your mouth or swallow it again."

Beatty chose to follow up these words with a plan. He fired all but one of his defensive coordinators, and hired Jay Cobb, a former head coach at Knott County Central, Somerset, and Campbellsville, as the new defensive coordinator. After the shakeup, Trinity went on to win the state championship the next year in 2014, as well as in 2016.

In addition to serving as the Head Football Coach, Beatty also works at Trinity as a teacher for freshmen at the school. He teaches a course that combines Physical Education, as well as Health education, which includes information on drugs, alcohol and tobacco, as well as anatomy and physiology.

State Championship Record

Below is a list of Trinity High School's State Championship Wins during the tenure of Head Coach Bob Beatty.

Year Class Opponent Score
2001 4A Male 45-19
2002 4A Male 59-56
2003 4A Saint Xavier 17-14
2005 4A Saint Xavier 14-6
2006 4A Ryle 46-7
2007 6A Saint Xavier 34-28
2008 6A Simon Kenton 48-0
2010 6A Male 38-0
2011 6A Scott County 62-21
2012 6A PRP 61-7
2014 6A Dixie Heights 47-14
2016 6A Lexington Lafayette 56-21
State Championships 12

Coaching Record at Trinity

Below is a year-by-year breakdown of Beatty's coaching record at Trinity.

Year Class Record Achievement
2001 4A 15-0-0 State Champion
Undefeated Season
2002 4A 15-0-0 State Champion
Undefeated Season
2003 4A 15-0-0 State Champion
Undefeated Season
2004 4A 10-2-0
2005 4A 13-2-0 State Champion
2006 4A 14-1-0 State Champion
2007 6A 13-2-0 State Champion
2008 6A 14-1-0 State Champion
2009 6A 9-5-0
2010 6A 14-1-0 State Champion
2011 6A 14-0-0 State Champion
Undefeated Season
2012 6A 13-1-0 State Champion
2013 6A 6-6-0
2014 6A 11-5-0 State Champion
2015 6A 11-2-0
2016 6A 15-0-0 State Champion
Undefeated Season
Current Record' 202-28-0

Coaching Method

In late May of 2013, a Trinity player approached Beatty and said, “I can’t wait for practice to start.” Beatty allegedly was startled by the comment. “You’re ready for me to scream and yell and cuss and spit?” he asked. “Sure,” the player said. “You’re not my friend. You’re my coach." According to Beatty, he had to smile, because that’s the way he approaches his players. “I don’t have 17-year-old friends, I have 17-year-old champions."

According to Beatty, his team trains, practices, and plays for 11 months of the year. In 2013, he stated, "If you are going to be in this program, you have to punch the clock." In late April, when Beatty starts practices for the next season, Beatty allegedly tells his players "You better pray hard, because you belong to me now." He also stated in an interview that "We try to get more done in two hours than other teams do in two weeks. There are no superfluous meetings. It’s all about efficiency and winning."

Former Players

Beatty has sent many of his former players to the NCAA D-I level. He coached quarterback Brian Brohm, who was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated while he was a junior in high school at Trinity and who later played for the Louisville Cardinals, as well as with the Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills. Beatty also coached former quarterback Nick Petrino, who is the son of Louisville Cardinals football coach Bobby Petrino.

Important past players under Beatty

Graduation Year Player Position Team
2003 Brian Brohm Quarterback Green Bay Packers
2007 Will Stein Quarterback Texas (Coach)
2007 Ryan Tydlacka Punter Kentucky
2007 Luke McDermott Defensive tackle Kentucky
2007 Jon Thomas Long snapper Kentucky
2008 Scott Radcliff Wide receiver Louisville
2008 Nick Melillo Tight end Kentucky
2008 Alex Kupper Offensive lineman Louisville
2009 Jordan Whiting Linebacker Louisville
2009 Tim Phillips Running back CMU
2009 Cameron Smyth Quarterback Georgetown
2009 Beau Bennett Defensive back Centre
2009 Brock Messina Linebacker Georgetown
2009 John King Wide receiver Murray State
2010 Rob Mellino Wide receiver Centre
2010 Jordan Whiting Linebacker Ohio State
2010 William Leach Jr. Fullback Kentucky State
2011 Derek Bishop Running back Kentucky
2011 Dillon Futrell Linebacker Hanover
2011 Will Flynn Offensive lineman Centre
2011 Jesse Schmitt Long snapper Purdue
2011 Ryan Fredrick Quarterback Thomas More
2012 Anthony George Kicker Louisville
2013 Jason Hatcher Defensive Line Kentucky
2013 Dalyn Dawkins Running back Colorado State
2013 Travis Wright Quarterback FIU
2013 Ryan White Defensive back Vanderbilt
2013 James Quick Wide receiver Washington Redskins
2013 Deshawn Bertram Linebacker Western Kentucky
2014 Reggie Bonnafon Quarterback Louisville
2015 Vince Lococo Linebacker Louisville
2016 Rodjay Burns Wide receiver Ohio State/Louisville
2016 Connor Foos Defensive end EKU
2016 Dalton Jones Wide receiver Morehead
2016 Damon Lowe Linebacker Eastern
2016 Max Martin Offensive lineman Louisville
2016 Will O'Rourke Offensive lineman Georgetown
2016 Jailin Reed Running back Lindsey Wilson
2016 Jake Woosley Quarterback Centre
2017 Jovon Smith Running back Louisville
2017 Jovel Smith Wide receiver Louisville
2017 Issac Martin Linebacker Louisville
Former Trinity football players 41

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