Former Linton coach making move
from Class A power to take over Stars
By Justin Sokeland
Bedford North Lawrence ended its extended search for a new football coach with the hiring of Linton’s Steve Weber on Thursday night.
Weber coached the Miners for 13 seasons and compiled a sparkling 128-29 record with six sectional and four regional championships in Class A. He succeeds Bret Szabo, who resigned in February to take over the program at Evansville North.
Weber is the eighth coach in BNL history, following Gil Fey, Terry Willoughby, Marc Anderson, Dave Conrad, Randy Johnson, Jeff Callahan and Szabo, who recorded the most wins in program history (62) and won the school’s only sectional title in 2011.
BNL had seven winning seasons during Szabo’s tenure. The Stars finished 5-6 in 2012, while Weber was guiding Linton through a 13-1 campaign.
“I’m ready to roll,” Weber said. “They’ve had a good solid run under Coach Szabo. They’ve built the program up and have maintained that. That impressed me. They’ve played tough competition and done well. And there are some really good people here.”