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BC High Announces Next Head Baseball Coach Steve Healy ’81

Steve Healy has been named the next Head Baseball Coach at Boston College High School. Healy served as the head JV coach for 13 years before taking a role as a varsity assistant coach in 2021.

He is a BC High graduate from the Class of 1981, where he was a three sport athlete all four years, earned the coveted Murphy Award in recognition of athletics, academics, and overall school involvement, and pitched for a Catholic Conference championship team his senior year.

As a 1985 graduate of John Carroll University, Healy was named Most Valuable Player of the baseball team, as well as MVP for the President’s Athletic Conference while earning his business degree. He entered the workforce as a stockbroker at Dean Witter before earning his MBA at Boston University and going on to a distinguished career in the financial services industry, where he was senior managing director at McDonald KeyBanc’s Boston office for the better part of 10 years.

But Healy remained a deeply loyal and connected BC High alumnus, and when the school opened its seventh and eighth grade Arrupe Division in 2007, he felt the calling to serve as a teacher. Healy has been a fixture of the Math Department and baseball coaching staff for more than a decade since, and has received recognition as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2018. He also serves on the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association (MBCA) Executive Board and is the Pitch Count Committee Chairman.

“I am humbled and honored to be named the next varsity baseball coach,” said Healy. “When I was a student at BC High, one of my mentors, a Jesuit named Reverend Al Hicks told me ‘Steve, live your life in thirds. Spend the first part learning and studying hard. The second third – achieve and be the best. Lastly, give back – teach, mentor, or volunteer but give of yourself! I am very grateful for this opportunity, and look forward to developing our students to be leaders on and off the field.”

Athletic Director Jon Bartlett ’87 said, “Coach Healy has a great baseball mind, but he also has the great ability to connect with student-athletes. He will develop the players’ talents, but more importantly, Coach Healy will shape their overall character development on and off the field.”

President Grace Cotter Regan P’12 had high praise for Healy, saying, “Steve is an incredible role model for our students here at BC High. He represents everything that is wonderful about our community. When his parents emigrated from Ireland, they taught him the value of hard work and commitment. Steve’s dedication at BC High led to an impressive career in a competitive field, but his desire to give back and have an impact on our students’ lives was even greater. He models servant leadership in the classroom and on the field every day.”

Principal Adam Lewis said, “We are thrilled to name Steve the Head Baseball Coach. He is a beloved member of our community who adds a deeply personal care for the formation of our students. We look forward to watching his team take the field in Monan Park next spring.”