Subiaco Academy Headmaster Matt Stengel has resigned his position, according to information released by the Academy’s Board of Directors and Abbot Leonard Wangler, leader of the community of Benedictine monks at Subiaco Abbey. Mike Berry, head football coach at the Academy, has been named Interim Headmaster.
The information released states “The Abbot and the Subiaco Academy Board of Trustees have received Matthew Stengel’s resignation as Headmaster of the Academy. We appreciate his service and have benefited from his time leading the Academy but understand his decision to want to pursue other opportunities. There is a great team of administrators, faculty, and staff in place for the 2017-18 school year, and we all expect that the excellent tradition of the Academy will continue.”
Steven Moore has been named to replace Berry as head football coach.
Berry has served as teacher, coach, and/or administrator at Subiaco for 18 years. He is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University. Berry has a Certification in Catholic Schools Leadership from the University of Dallas and a certificate in Effective Catholic School Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Stengel started as Headmaster for the 2013-14 academic year. Berry was Assistant Headmaster 2004-05 and Headmaster 2005-07. Berry has also served at Subiaco Academy as Dean of Men and head baseball coach.
Moore is a graduate of Louisiana State University and is nearing completion of his Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
He comes to Subiaco from Lakeview High School in Campti, La. where he served as defensive coordinator. Prior to that stint, Moore was the head football coach at Drew Central High School in Monticello from 2014-16. Previous coaching stops before Drew Central were at Quitman, Saint James, and Lakeview.
“Married with three sons (two that will attend the Academy this year), Steven has moved to Subiaco and we are excited about the lessons he will teach our young men, not only about football but in the game of life,” said Subiaco Academy Athletic Director Greg Timmerman.