Newport Central Catholic legendary football coach Bob Schneider dies

Retiring head football coach Bob Schneider (right) of Newport Central Catholic accepts an award from Beechwood head coach Noel Rash in 2010.

Bob Schneider, who became one of the most successful high school football coaches in Kentucky history at Newport Central Catholic, died Friday at age 82.

Schneider was the head football coach at NewCath, his alma mater, for 44 seasons from 1966 to 2009. He had a record of 345-183-2, with the 345 wins ranking third in Kentucky history. When he retired after the 2009 season, he was No. 1 on the list.

NewCath announced his passing Friday night, tweeting on its official account “#346 -The Ultimate Victory. RIP Coach Bob Schneider. 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant.' Matthew 25:21.”

Bob Schneider

Schneider leaves behind his wife, Nancy; children Laura, Steve, Dave, and Linda, and many grandchildren.

Schneider led NewCath to three championships, in 1984, 2005 and 2006, and six other state championship game appearances.

Additionally, he coached the Thoroughbreds baseball team for nine years leading the 1975 and 1976 teams to regional championships. The 1976 team reached the state finals, losing 1-0 to Owensboro in the finals, and the 1975 team reached the state semifinals.

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