Evansville Mater Dei coach resigns

EVANSVILLE, Indiana – After leading the Mater Day High School girls’ soccer program to three state titles in five seasons as head coach, Amy Webber resigned Wednesday.

She said there was a “toxic environment” at Mater Dei, so she left one of the best programs in southwest Indiana. The Wildcats won state titles in each of their first three seasons, from 2017 to 2019.

Weber set a 63-30-8 record, including a 10-9 mark this fall.

“It’s time to go,” Webber told the newspaper. “Parents now dictate what’s going on there. I know that happens in sports, but it shouldn’t. It gets to the point where it’s no longer fun to train.”

Weber suggested that the environment has worsened in recent years. In her opinion, successful coaches, especially in girls’ sports, left because of this.

Mater Day coach Amy Webber, left, talks to her team after a game against Memorial in 2018. The three-time state champ, resigned after five seasons on Wednesday.

“Matter Day has changed a lot,” Weber said. “We’ve lost a lot of good coaches over the years. I graduated from Mater Dei and it’s an amazing place. I’m just worried that the change won’t be good for these kids.”

Mater Dei manager Darren Knight has not commented on any details. He said, “We thank Amy for five years and for her official titles. We wish her all the best.”

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