Jesuit High School Press Release
Scott Bairnsfather, a prep-sports icon and mentor to hundreds of metro area student-athletes, has been hired as offensive coordinator for the Jesuit Blue Jay football program.
Bairnsfather will join Jesuit’s faculty this summer after completing his teaching and coaching responsibilities at Archbishop Shaw High School. He brings 26 years of teaching experience to Carrollton and Banks.
“I’m very excited to add Scott to our staff,” said head football coach Mark Songy. “His experience, qualifications, and enthusiasm certainly add great quality to an already highly effective group of coaches. I look forward to having a colleague of almost 30 years join the Jesuit community, poised to contribute to the mission of helping our players and students develop both as athletes and young men.”
A native of Harvey, Bairnsfather graduated from Archbishop Shaw High School, where he has served as head football coach since 2002. He received his undergraduate degree in health and physical education from University of New Orleans.
In his 19 years as a head coach at Shaw and Holy Cross, Bairnsfather compiled a 112-102 record and led Shaw to three 4A state championships (2006, 2007, and 2008).
“When I got the call for the position, I jumped at the opportunity because the Jesuit coaching and teaching philosophy is a great fit for me,” said Bairnsfather. “Not only is it exciting to join a staff of people whom I know and admire, but the opportunity to educate students and players to become better people and good citizens in life is invigorating. If we can teach them to play top notch football in the process, it’s all to the better.”
Bairnsfather lives in Harvey with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Sydney.