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4 hours ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:


Press Release From Newport Independent Schools:
 

NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL HIRES BRIAN WEINRICH AS VARSITY FOOTBALL COACH

Veteran coach led Highlands to state championship.

Newport High School has announced that Brian Weinrich, a 25-year-coaching veteran who led Highlands High School to the 2014 class 4A state football championship, has been named varsity football coach.

Weinrich, who compiled a 51-36 record while leading Highlands for seven seasons, replaces Joseph Wynn, who is now head coach at Mason County High School.

"After speaking with Coach Weinrich it is made clear that he wants to be a part of the Newport Family," said Newport High School Athletic Director Alan Haire II." He is a family-oriented guy that has the ability to take our team to the next level."

Coach Weinrich is a 1990 Highlands graduate who played on the school's 1989 state championship team. Before becoming head coach in 2014, Weinrich spent 18 years as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator under the legendary Dale Mueller, who won 11 state titles over 20 seasons.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to coach the Newport Wildcats,” Coach Weinrich said.

“I’ve only been at Newport for two days and had two practices, but I’m just bouncing off the walls with excitement. The guys have been so receptive, and they are working so hard after just two days. I have already seen improvements; the enthusiasm is great, and we are going to have a lot of fun. I really thank Newport High School for giving me this opportunity.”

Coach Weinrich has also joined the teaching staff and will oversee the New Pathways program at Newport High School.

Newport High School Interim Principal Mike Hunter said Coach Weinrich was not only successful on the field but also sent several players on to play college football at all levels.

"Coach Weinrich's work ethic and discipline will provide the structure for our student-athletes to excel and acquire the skills needed for a successful transition to adult life," Principal Hunter said. "He will help to build a culture of success and hold athletes to high standards. We are thrilled to welcome Brian Weinrich to the Wildcat family."

Newport High School's varsity football team is clearly on the rise that is posting three consecutive winning seasons and attracting new players to the program.

Just five years ago, less than 25 players were on the team's roster. But participation has grown over the past few seasons as the team has posted winning seasons.

"Newport will also return a large senior class for a 2A school," Haire said. "Football participation has also grown over the past three years and the team is expected to field a roster of over 40 players.”

"We are very excited to see where Coach Weinrich takes this football program," he said. "We have many talented student-athletes that will be returning this year and they are eager to prove themselves to the new coach and the community."

Weinrich, a receiver and defensive back at Highlands, played college football at Campbellsville University.

The program is called "New Pathways." It is not a newly created position. Coach Wynn served in the same position. 

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In my 20 years of coaching, I have been as upper income publics and parochials, as well as inner-city public and an inner-city parochial. If you aren't aware of the differences in your student-athlete

I'm still just...... 😦 Do you think Manual and Shawnee high school are pretty similar too? Both are JCPS schools. Only separated by about 6 miles.

You posted this 11 hours ago in the Open Job: Newport thread. "Good for Coach Weinrich. I am sure he will get the best out of the kids at Newport and bring them success...." - AgainstTheGrain

5 hours ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

Employee salaries are publicly available. The latest reported salaries I could find were from 2019. The middle school teachers I checked within the Ft. Thomas Independent district were all making between $60K and $65K - I honestly have no idea what he taught, but they have Weinrich listed as a middle school instructor for 2019. Plus they offered just over $9K for high school head coaching duties.

For an "apples to apples" comparison, it looks like middle school teachers in Newport Independent Schools were making between $38K and $52K. They offered $8K for high school head coaching duties.

Pay is based on level of education (Rank I, II, etc) of the individual & years of service, not whether person is a middle school or high school teacher.  

Someone mentioned the transfer of unused sick days, they transfer with a teacher if staying in state of KY.  I’m not sure if public vs private matters but Newport & FTIS are public. 

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On 6/3/2021 at 3:52 PM, AgainstTheGrain said:

What do you mean by "inner city"? How is Newport any different of a school than Highlands. Both are independent school systems and operate pretty similar. Only seperated by about 4 miles

I'm still just...... 😦

Do you think Manual and Shawnee high school are pretty similar too? Both are JCPS schools. Only separated by about 6 miles.

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In my 20 years of coaching, I have been as upper income publics and parochials, as well as inner-city public and an inner-city parochial. If you aren't aware of the differences in your student-athletes you will have a difficult time. There are different 'road blocks' for a coach in either instance. What is considered an after-thought in some schools will be a shock-awakener in others. Whereas a coach in a suburban school has to face parents pulling kids out of summer workouts for the family vacation, the same coach in the inner-city must face such as a kid calling and saying, "I can't come to practice because I have to watch my two younger brothers." Making sure your players are eating...not even properly...but eating to sustain themselves. Yes...that's an issue with inner-city teams. A coach can adapt if he wants to make a difference.

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