Longtime assistant baseball coach Brendan Zepp has been named the new head coach of the Demons.
Zepp is replacing , who retired last season after 23 years at Westlake. Short led the Demons to the in his final season.
"Brendan Zepp has the character that we look for in a head coach," said athletic director Tony Cipollone. "He has earned the respect of the players and his fellow coaches during his time as an assistant and really cares about the students of Westlake on all levels. The program is in good shape and the consistency that he brings was important to continue to build on the success of Coach Short’s tenure."
Zepp, an intervention specialist at Westlake High, has been assistant coach of the Demons since 2006. Prior to that, he was head coach of the JV team for four seasons. He has also been assistant softball and assistant football coach at Westlake. He graduated from Xavier University and holds a Master's in Education degree from Cleveland State University.