Bishop Lynch High School is pleased to announce that former NFL and D1 collegiate player/coach Chuck Faucette has been named Head Football Coach. Beginning March 14, 2016, Faucette will take the reins of the storied Lynch football program, which has earned six state titles and has been a strong force on the gridiron since the first Friars took the field in 1963.
Faucette, 52, comes to Bishop Lynch High School with an extensive coaching background, which includes three head coaching positions at the high school level and several assistant coaching stretches at the collegiate and professional levels. Coach Faucette was a former linebacker for the University of Maryland, where he currently ranks third on the all-time tackling list. He also played two seasons with the San Diego Chargers.
Faucette spent the last five years as Head Football Coach at Lutheran South High School in St. Louis, MO. Prior to his time with the Lancers' program, he was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the St. Louis Rams.
"I'm excited and honored to be a part of the Bishop Lynch community," Faucette said. "I'm very familiar with the rich tradition of the Friar Football program, and the passion of the BL community. I'm very eager to jump right in and continue on that legacy of excellence."
Coach Faucette spent valuable time coaching with collegiate football programs as well. Between 1999 and 2007 he had two stints as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning at the University of Texas, and was Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Southern Methodist University.
In making the announcement, Bishop Lynch President Chris Rebuck said that he was delighted with the caliber and number of coaches vying for the Friar Head Coach position. It was not only Faucette's extensive resume, but his core values and belief in the Mission of Bishop Lynch High School which helped to identify him as the most qualified to advance the program to new levels of excellence.
"It was critical to identify a person who would focus on a specific, defined process of developing football teams on and off the playing field," said Rebuck. "Faucette has distinguished himself as a coach at top level programs, and has shown a gift for developing his players as strong athletes and exceptional people. Coach Faucette is a compelling leader and communicator, and someone who truly knows how to encourage his players to be the best versions of themselves. He will be a tremendous role model for these young men, and our Bishop Lynch community as a whole."
Athletic Director Andy Zihlman '72 added that Coach Faucette brings an enthusiasm and a proven record to the program. "Chuck comes to BL with a wide-range of experience. He has coached in TAPPS, collegiately with University of Texas at Austin and SMU, and in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams. Chuck played collegiately with Maryland and in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. His playing and coaching background, knowledge for the game and over-all reputation, lends to a great fit for Bishop Lynch Football and our community. With over 150 applications, Chuck stood out as the next man to lead our Friar Football program and take it to the next level. We are all very excited to see what's ahead!"
Faucette holds a bachelor's degree from Maryland in general studies. He and his wife Peggy Ann have four daughters – Jenna, Juliann, Javoni and Jade – as well as four grandchildren.
Coach Faucette will be on the Bishop Lynch campus Wednesday, March 2nd to meet with the student-athletes throughout the day. Current BL parents are invited to a Meet and Greet that evening at 7:00 pm in McGonigle Theatre. Future Friars and their parents are invited to a Meet and Greet on Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 pm in McGonigle Theatre.
Please join us in welcoming Coach Faucette to the Bishop Lynch High School Community. Go FRIARS!