The following is a post from the Monroe County Schools Facebook page on December 13, 2021.
During Thursday night’s meeting, the Monroe County Board of Education honored two dedicated coaches for their many years of service.
Steve Newberry and Steve Ballangee have decided to retire from their coaching duties this year.
Steve Newberry began coaching football in 1991 at Peterstown High School. He spent 28 years as a football coach where he coached in 17 playoffs, 8 final four’s, 3 state championship games, and one state champion (Peterstown in 91’).
Newberry also spent 12 years as a baseball coach at James Monroe High School, including countless Sectional and Regional Titles.
Steve Ballengee also began his coaching career at Peterstown in 1988. He spent 24 years as a football coach and/or trainer. His resume includes 18 playoff teams, 8 final four’s, 3 state championship games, and 1 state championship team (Peterstown in 91’).
Ballengee also spent 24 years as a baseball coach, serving both Peterstown and James Monroe High School. Not only did he assist in countless Sectional and Regional titles, he also was the 3rd base coach for Peterstown’s 1989 state championship team.
Coach Newberry and Ballengee didn’t only coach at Peterstown and James Monroe High Schools, they also coached a number of t-ball, minor league, and little league teams over the years.
We would again like to thank them for their many years of service in coaching our student athletes here in Monroe County.