Beal hired to lead Midview Football
Veteran Head Coach Luke Beal is the new leader of the Midview High School football program. The announcement came Wednesday (February 26) evening following formal approval at the Midview Board of Education meeting.
Beal replaces DJ Shaw, who resigned in December after a successful six-year run with the Middies. Shaw’s tenure included four playoff appearances and a pair of conference championships.
“Midview Football has established a strong tradition of success,” Athletics Director Dan May said. “Coach Beal emerged from a talented candidate pool. He brings experience, valuable knowledge from both sides of the ball, a hard-working attitude and a strong vision as we embark into this next chapter of Midview football.”
Beal joins Midview following a three-year stint as the Defensive Coordinator at Buckeye High School. Prior to Buckeye, was the Head Coach at Brunswick High School for seven seasons, making the playoffs in 2013 and 2014. Beal also had a successful Hall of Fame coaching career at Fredericktown High School. During his 10 years with the Freddies they made three playoff appearances, advancing to the regional finals in 2007 and 2009. Beal began his coaching career as graduate assistant with Muskingum in 1995. He then spent two years as an assistant coach at New Albany High School before being hired as the Head Coach at Northmor High School in Galion, Ohio.
Beal earned a Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from The Ohio State University in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Muskingum University in 1994. He was a four-year lettermen with the Fighting Muskie football team, earning CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as a senior. The Valedictorian of the Class of 1994 also led the Student Senate in 1993-94.
“Throughout a wide variety of coaching experiences, I have learned that emphasizing work ethic, enthusiasm and character always lead to success,” Beal said. “It is that passion that I will bring to Midview, where we will prepare young men to compete at the highest levels, both in football and in life.”
Beal is currently a social studies teacher at Brunswick High School, where he teaches Advance Placement US Government and Economics. He will join the Social Studies Department at Midview High School in 2020-21. Beal lives in Brunswick with his wife Stacey and daughters Emily (19) and Hannah (16).
Midview Football is coming off a 5-5 season in 2019. The Middies open the 2020 campaign at Elyria on August 28.