For Release on Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Press Release: Valley Christian Schools Hires Head Football Coach
Valley Christian Schools announces the appointment of Andy Hake as their new varsity head football coach.
Coach Hake brings over 11 years of varsity head coaching experience at the high school level with a career record of 104-25. During his tenure, Hake's teams won seven league championships and had nine playoff appearances, including two regional appearances in 11 years.
After a 20-year career positively impacting the lives of students in the classroom and on the football field, Hake suffered a serious lapse in judgement on January 9, 2020, resulting in his very public resignation as a teacher and head football coach at Western Reserve High School. In order to not let this serious mistake define him, Hake immediately entered and completed a five-month program at the Neil Kennedy Treatment Center. He has continued to grow both spiritually and emotionally in an effort to someday return to his passion of impacting the lives of young people.
Mike Pecchia, President of Valley Christian, said, “Redemption is the centerpiece of Christianity and a core tenet of Valley Christian Schools as we strive to transform the lives of our students through our guiding values of Love More, Expect More, and Be More. After hours of meeting and talking with Andy and completing a thorough due diligence process, we believe that Andy’s redemption story along with his obvious passion, energy, and vast football knowledge and experience make him the right fit for our student-athletes on the football field.”