LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - It marks the end of the one of the most successful runs in Kentucky high school football history.
Trinity’s Bob Beatty announced on Thursday that he is retiring after 21 seasons as the Rocks head coach.
Trinity won 15 state championships and went to the final 17 times in those 21 years.
“My 21 years at Trinity High School and with Trinity Football have been nothing but wonderful,” Beatty said. “I have worked hard at coaching for over 42 years, but I have loved every minute of it.”
They were 10-0 and won the 6A state championship in 2020, led by a defense that only gave up seven points total in four playoff games.
The Rocks were 254-44 in Beatty’s 21 seasons, including a 14-0 team in 2011 that was named National Champion by multiple outlets.
Among the players he coached were former UofL quarterback Brian Brohm and former Cards James Quick and Rodjay Burns, as well as, 2018 Paul Hornung Award winner and All-American Rondale Moore of Purdue.
Beatty was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018 and was named National Coach of the Year in 2017 by USA Today.
In 42 years as a high school coach, at Trinity and at Blue Springs High School in Missouri, he compiled a 279-51 record.
Trinity athletic director Rob Saxton said the school has already started the search for Beatty’s replacement.