Skip to main content

Former NFL quarterback Steve Walsh is returning to coach at his high school alma mater. 

Walsh, who graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall in 1985, was announced as the next head football coach for the St. Paul-based Raiders. His work at CDH will begin in June, the private school announced. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to return to my alma mater — a place where I attended as a student and developed both academically and athletically,” said Walsh in a statement. “Now I have this great opportunity to serve the school that meant so much to me and was a significant influence on me as a young man. I can’t wait to teach this game I love and to develop student-athletes both on and off the field at Cretin-Derham Hall.”

Walsh was an All-State QB at CDH as a senior and then went on to star at the University of Miami, where he guided the Hurricanes to the national championship in 1987. In 1988 he was an All-American and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. 

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Walsh in 1989 and he went on to play 11 years in the NFL with the Cowboys, Saints, Bears, Rams, Buccaneers and Colts. 

His coaching experiencing includes being a QB coach in the Canadian Football League for the past five years, in addition to high school coaching experience in Florida, where he led Cardinal Newman High School to five state playoff appearances in six years. 

Not only that, but Walsh was the director of football at IMG Academy in Florida, which was a top five team in the country every year under his watch. 

Walsh replaces head coach Chuck Miesbauer, who will remain at CDH. 

Next Up

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

Here’s what the Vikings owners say about new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

The Vikings announced his hiring on Wednesday night.

raiaing canes brooklyn park crop

After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens

The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.

st anthony armed robbery screengrab

Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup

He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.

red wing 6

Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M

The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.

Walz, Flanagan

Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget

It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."

Plow 2 (1)

Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow

A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.

unsplash - school classroom students

Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday

The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.

Flickr - Superior National Forest Boundary Waters

Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled

A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.


Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold

The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.

metro mobility bus

Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus

The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.

Bell Ramsey Co. Jan 22 - crop

Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument

Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26

More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.


Brainerd's Stolski elected to national coaches hall of fame

Stolski's 380 career victories are the second most in state history.

Cretin-Derham Hall students suspended after reported vandalism

The school said their behavior was detrimental to school values.

Screen Shot 2019-09-28 at 7.11.20 PM

Will Gophers be without starting QB Tanner Morgan at Northwestern?

Minnesota may have to turn to a true freshman at quarterback.