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Luers taps ex-Bellmont teacher, coach

September 18, 2012

    Former Bellmont High School football coach Steve Keefer has been named to coach the Bishop Luers football team the remainder of the season in the absence of the terminated Matt Lindsay.
    Lindsay was fired Sunday as the school's football coach and athletic director. No reason was given.
    No replacement for the athletic director's job was announced.
    Keefer, 66, was the Bellmont coach from 1988 to 1993 and continued teaching at BHS until retiring over a year ago.
    Keefer's wife, Mary, is principal at Luers.
    After coaching Bishop Luers to a record of 64-27 in football from 1979 to 1986, and capturing the 1985 Class 2A state championship, Keefer stepped down. He took over the Bellmont program from 1988 to 1993, but had little success, compiling a 15-43 record, including a 3-24 record the last three seasons before being relieved.
    Continuing to teach at Bellmont, Keefer had been an assistant on Lindsay's staff in recent years, guiding the freshman program. Lindsay had been an assistant to Keefer for seven years.
    Matt Lindsay's son, Kyle Lindsay, served as Luers' interim football coach Friday in a 27-7 win over Wayne. Keefer said Monday that the current staff will remain intact, with Kyle Lindsay, continuing as the team's offensive coordinator.
    The school said in a news release Sunday that Lindsay’s employment was terminated because of “violations of school and Diocesan policies, and his violations of his employment contract obligations.”
    A Bishop Luers graduate, Lindsay had been at the school 33 years, 26 as head football coach, winning nine state titles. He has been athletic director for the past nine years.
 

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