CINCINNATI — Walnut Hills football coach Gerry Beauchamp stepped down Tuesday morning after four seasons of coaching the Eagles.
"My family and I just felt it was the right time to take a step back," Beauchamp told WCPO.
Beauchamp said he will continue to help the Walnut Hills student-athletes with college recruiting among other duties during the transition.
He said he is most proud of helping to develop student-athletes over the past four years on and off the field.
Walnut Hills (2-5 in 2020) played three regular-season games before its first-round playoff loss to St. Xavier Oct. 9.
The Eagles played three additional regular-season games after the postseason. The Ohio High School Athletic Association allowed additional regular-season games this year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walnut Hills had a 5-5 record in 2019, 4-6 in 2018 and 3-7 in 2017.
Beauchamp, the former La Salle offensive coordinator, was hired by Walnut Hills in May 2017 after the OHSAA placed Walnut Hills on a two-year probation due to past recruiting violations within the program.
Beauchamp helped to lead La Salle to three consecutive Division II state championships as an offensive coordinator.
He also was an assistant coach at Covington Catholic High School in 2006, when the school won Kentucky’s AAA state title.
Beauchamp worked in recruiting at the University of Cincinnati during the tenures of both Brian Kelly and Butch Jones. Beauchamp was on Coach Kelly’s staff when the Bearcats won back-to-back Big East championships and played in the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl.
Beauchamp started his coaching career in 1998 as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Mason High School. He also has coached in the Cincinnati Public Schools district as an assistant football coach and head coach for track and field at Western Hills High School, and as the offensive coordinator at Shroder High School.