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Schutt Sports Regional High School Coaches of the Yearby: Dan Weil
© February 2006
East Region: Jeff Weachter
Bishop McDevitt HS, Harrisburg (PA)
Jeff Weachter, 40, led Bishop McDevitt high school in Harrisburg, PA to a 13-1 record this season, reaching the semifinals of the state 4A division. Pure football talent explains a lot of the school’s success, Weachter said. Five of his players were recruited by Division I colleges.
But the team had to overcome some adversity. LeSean McCoy, ranked as the top running back in the country by some recruiting services, went down for the season with a broken ankle in only the fourth game. That was after he had already run for nearly 900 yards.
“I’m very proud of the team – that we still won without him,” Weachter said. “The defense really stepped up. It was strong the whole way through. We made the final four in last year’s state playoffs too, so....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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