Wirth chosen to lead Summit football program

New football coach Dave Wirth

Dave Wirth was chosen by a committee, led by Athletic Director Greg Dennis, to be the new head coach of The Summit Country Day School varsity football team. Mr. Wirth also teaches religion in the Upper School.

“After an extensive search, our committee felt strongly that Dave was the one for the job,” Mr. Dennis said. “He brings more than 20 years of coaching experience to the program.”

Mr. Wirth has previously been a head coach at Covington Catholic in Kentucky, Hamilton Badin and Purcell Marian.

Throughout his career, Mr. Wirth has enjoyed on-field success.

He was Journal News (Hamilton, Ohio) Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2008 when he coached at Badin, Greater Catholic League Central Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2008 and Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year Award in 2006 and 2008.

In addition, Mr. Wirth was named Ohio Associated Press Region 16 Coach of the Year in 2008, Enquirer Division IV Coach of the Year in 2008 and NFL/Cincinnati Bengals Coach of the Week in 2011 and 2013 and Kentucky Football Coaches Association District Coach of the Year in 2014 when he coached at Covington Catholic.

“I had the opportunity to compete against Summit for three years,” Mr. Wirth said. “I always admired what I was up against: the toughness of the kids and the way they competed. I want to build on past success, so it’s about embracing what’s worked well for this program. My vision is to make Summit Country Day football bigger and better. It is going to be an exciting and fun program. Soon, more kids are going to want to come and play at Summit because of what we do and how we run a program.”