Regis Scafe enters his third season as the head football coach at Thomas More College.
In Scafe's first season (2015) on the Crestview Hills, Kentucky campus, he guided the Saints to an 11-1 overall record and an 8-0 record in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) as the Saints won the PAC title outright. He led Thomas More to the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs and the team set the single-season record for most points (583), touchdowns (80), total yards (6,019), pass completions (200) and passing yards (3,411). Scafe was named the PAC Coach of the Year and the D3football.com South Region Coach of the Year.
During his season season (2016), Thomas More went 9-2, including an 8-0 record in the PAC as the Saints won the PAC title outright for the second straight season. Scafe was named PAC Coach of the Year as he led the Saints to the NCAA Division III Playoffs. The team set the single-season school record for plays (843) and points scored in a quarter with 35 in the second quarter against Grove City College.
Scafe arrived at Thomas More with over 30 years of coaching experience at the high school and college levels, including 14 successful years as the head coach at John Carroll University. He was the head coach at John Carroll from 1998-2012 and over that span compiled a record of 88-56 (.611), with the 88 victories being the second-most in John Carroll history. He led the Blue Streaks to nine winning seasons and the NCAA Division III semifinals in 2002, a year in which he was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year. During Scafe’s tenure at John Carroll, he helped 20 student-athletes earn All-American accolades and 75 earn all-conference honors in the Ohio Athletic Conference.
Prior to Scafe’s time at John Carroll, he was the head coach at his alma mater and current Presidents’ Athletic Conference affiliate member Case Western Reserve University for five seasons (1994-98). He served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at John Carroll from 1987-1994. During his time coaching at the college level, Scafe has produced 23 All-Americans, 13 conference Most Valuable Players and five first team Academic All-Americans.
Scafe spent 15 years coaching at Chanel High School in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He was the head coach from 1978-87, Athletic Director from 1984-87, assistant coach from 1972-78 and was the wrestling coach in 1978. Scafe was inducted into the Chanel Hall of Fame in 2000.
Scafe is also been involved with football on the international scene. During his tenure at John Carroll, his Blue Streaks made five international trips, competing in Italy, Ireland, Switzerland and France. Scafe has also coached in three Tazon de Estrellas (Stars Bowl), which feature Division III All-Stars versus Mexico All-Stars. In January of 2015 he coached at the International Federation of American Football development camp in Arlington, Texas. The camp brought together 99 players from 26 countries with the aim of improving the qualities of athletes and featured a game against US 19 All-Stars at AT&T Stadium.