Thomas More College announced Tuesday that Regis Scafe will become the school's new football coach after Jim Hilvert resigned to coach LaSalle High School in Cincinnati.
Scafe has over 30 years of coaching experience at the high-school and college levels, including 14 years as the head coach at John Carroll University in Northern Ohio, accumulating a record of 88-56 in that span. He was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year in 2002.
“Thomas More College football is number one in winning percentage in Division III football,” stated President David A. Armstrong. “There are many students, coaches and administrators that have made that happen and it will continue in the future. At TMC we have a culture of winning on and off the field. We have been very successful in the classroom, in our conference and on the national athletic scene. We were unfortunate to lose a legendary coach in Jim Hilvert. But we are fortunate to gain a legendary coach in Regis Scafe. Coach Scafe is one of the most respected head coaches in Division III and he has won at nationally prominent institutions like John Carroll University & Case Western Reserve University. To be able to hire a coach of his caliber speaks volumes about all those who came before him at TMC. We look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence as we educate the mind, body, and spirit of our students at TMC.”
Before coaching at John Carroll, he was the head coach at Case Western Reserve University for five seasons from 1994-1998.
“I would like to thank President Armstrong, Terry Connor and the search committee for the opportunity to be the next football coach at Thomas More,” commented Scafe. “It’s an honor and privilege to take over a tradition-rich program at Thomas More and to follow a coach like Jim Hilvert. During the interview process, I witnessed the good vibes and attitude of the team and the campus and I’m excited to get started.”