We are thankful for our excellent team of teachers, coaches, and staff that make All Saints Academy one of Polk County’s best educational opportunities. One of those valued team members is Stuart Weiss, our Athletic Director and Head Football Coach who joined ASA in the summer of 2017. From his first day as a Saint, Coach Weiss got to work to preparing the student athletes for a successful year. His efforts certainly paid off, as our Fall Sports teams had tremendous results, with a second Football State Championship title, and players from both the Golf team and the Swim/Dive team heading to the state level of competition. Not bad for the first semester at ASA!
So who is Coach Weiss? The son of a career military father, he felt a strong pull towards serving and protecting his community, and worked as a law enforcement officer for 20 years. Following retirement from the police force, Coach Weiss returned to school and earned a degree in religion and criminal justice from Liberty University.
Coach Weiss’s coaching career began at Cambridge Christian School in Tampa before continuing to Seffner Christian Academy where, along with coaching football, he taught PE, religion, and high school elective courses. He became president of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference and accepted the opportunity to serve as the Head coach of International Community School of Orlando. Through his work with the Sunshine State Athletic Conference, he worked with Coach Hollway and became familiar with ASA’s athletic program; that knowledge helped him hit the ground running when he joined the All Saints Academy family in July.
Coach Weiss and his wife, Joanna, live in Valrico and enjoy an active lifestyle with their 5 sons, ranging in ages from 8 to 27 years old. They enjoy family trips to the beach or the lake when they have down time. In his pre-coaching life, Stuart enjoyed racing cars. Some other fun facts about our own Coach Weiss:
When asked about plans for the future, Coach Weiss shared his excitement as our student athletes continue to represent the Saints with integrity and good sportsmanship – and he anticipates additional championships to come! We are thankful to have Coach Weiss here as part of the ASA family, and look forward to seeing our student athletes achieve excellence under his leadership.
Want to learn more about athletics at All Saints Academy? Check our our school athletics web site for information on coaches, teams, and upcoming competitions.