Highlands' Zach Harris takes a handoff (Cathy Lachmann/Kypost.com)
Brian Weinrich will replace Dale Mueller as the coach of the Highlands High School football coach beginning this season.
FORT THOMAS, Ky. – Brian Weinrich will replace Dale Mueller as the head coach of the Highlands High School football team beginning this season.
Weinrich was the defensive coordinator for the Bluebirds since 2002 and started his career with the program in 1995 as an assistant coach.
“I am looking forward to a new era of Highlands’ football and continuing the tradition of excellence that Highlands and this community have worked so hard to build over the years," said Weinrich.
Mueller announced his retirement in November. In his 29-year career, Mueller led the Bluebirds to 309 victories, including 11 state championships.
"I'm extremely blessed to have the opportunity to continue the success of Highlands’ football,” Weinrich stated. “Working with Coach Mueller for the last 19 years has been an unbelievable experience. I could not have asked for a better mentor.”
The high school created a committee to review applications and select Mueller’s successor. That committee included the school principal, assistant principal, athletic director and representatives from the Highlands Athletic Booster Association, Fort Thomas Jr. Football League and the Fort Thomas community.
“We are very pleased to name Brian Weinrich as the next head football coach at Highlands High School. Coach Weinrich has been an integral part of the success at Highlands for the past two decades as a coach, and prior to that as a player for the Bluebirds. His dedication to our player athletes, commitment to community, passion for excellence, and proven leadership as the defensive coordinator made him a unanimous choice. We feel very fortunate to have such a talented coach who understands the elements necessary for success in the Highlands’ football program primarily because he has been an essential part of shaping the championship tradition,” said Highlands Principal Brian Robinson.
Weinrich lives in Fort Thomas with his wife, Ashley, and their daughter, McKenzie, a 5th-grader at Moyer Elementary School.