December 18, 2008
Sports Commission Director Steve Walsh Accepts Cardinal Newman Head Football Coach Position
Sports Commission Director, Steve Walsh, former University of Miami All-American and NFL quarterback, has accepted the head football coaching position at West Palm Beach’s Cardinal Newman High School. This is the first coaching position for Steve, but something he has always dreamed of. As quoted in the Palm Beach Post, Walsh said “It’s such a great opportunity to have a great impact on young men in our society and the ability to influence their character, their work ethic, their morals, their values. It’s just an unbelievable opportunity.”
Walsh is the third Palm Beach County high school football coach who has played in the NFL. Others include Darren Studstill, a 2008 Sports Commission/Groza finalist for “Coach of the Year” who played 3 seasons between 1994 and 1996 for Dallas and Jacksonville; Jessie Hester, another 2008 Sports Commission/Groza finalist for “Coach of the Year” who played 10 seasons between 1985 and 1995 for the LA Raiders, Atlanta, Indianapolis and the LA/St. Louis Rams. Walsh played 11 seasons between 1989 and 1999 for Dallas, New Orleans, Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Indianapolis.
Walsh has sat on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission since 2001.