Posted on April 24, 2017 · Posted in Athletic News, General, News, Press Release

St. Laurence High School is excited to welcome Steve Nye as a Dean of Students. In addition, Nye will be the varsity football team’s defensive coordinator.

Nye, who will join Mr. Shaw in the Dean’s Office, brings more than 25 years of high school teaching and administrative experience to St. Laurence. He joins St. Laurence from Montini Catholic High School, where he helped revamp the school’s disciplinary systems and procedures as the school’s Dean of Students. In addition to his experience as Dean of Students, he has previously served as Assistant Athletic Director and Assistant Admissions Director at York High School and Brother Rice High School, respectively.

“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to join the St. Laurence family,” said Nye. “It is a unique time to join a school with such a storied history and exciting vision for the future.”

A resident of the Beverly neighborhood and member of Christ the King parish, Nye also brings a strong coaching background to the Viking Football team. He served as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator for Montini, who won the 2015 IHSA 6A Football Championship and were finalists in 2014. Most notably, Nye was Brother Rice’s head football coach for 13 seasons until 2012. He led the team to a state semifinal appearance, three state quarterfinal appearances and ten state playoff appearances.

“Coach Nye’s history of winning football games complements our Viking tradition well,” said St. Laurence Football Coach Harold Blackmon. “As someone who knows the Chicago Catholic League, I am confident that he will help us build on our recent success.”

Nye replaces coach Bobbie Howard, who will coach at the sophomore level as he pursues his master’s degree.

Viking football will be hosting a free clinic on Saturday, April 29 from 12 to 2 p.m. at St. Laurence. 5th, 6th and 7th graders can sign up for the camp at