Which high school football programs around Washington state have made head coaching changes?
Below you can find a comprehensive list of all the movement among the head coaching ranks across the state.
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- Eastside Catholic (3A Metro League) hired offensive line coach Dominic Daste to replace Jeremy Thielbahr, a three-time 3A state champion. He stepped down in February to care for his mother in Montana.
- Columbia River (2A Greater St. Helens League) promoted defensive coordinator Brett Smedley to head coach after Christian Swain stepped down after going 14-16 over three seasons.
- Evergreen (3A Greater St. Helens League) hired Christian Swain after mutually agreeing to part ways with Terry Hyde after four seasons. The Plainsmen went 11-26.
- Woodland (2A Greater St. Helens League) hired its JV coach Garrett Lutgen to take over after Mike Woodward stepped down after the season. Woodward went 18-11 in three seasons under Woodward and made the regional round last season.
- Heritage (4A Greater St. Helens League) promoted assistant coach Dennis Moody to replace Matt Gracey, who resigned after four seasons. The Timberwolves went 2-7 in 2018.
- Ellensburg (2A CWAC) hired Jeff Zenisek as its next head coach, replacing Randy Affholter, who left to take the same job at Kennewick after 22 years.
- Emerald Ridge (4A SPSL) co-coach Adam Schakel will serve as interim head coach after Troy Halfaday — the most visible of five co-coaches — stepped down after nine seasons.
- Highline (2A SPSL) hired Deonte Cooper, a former Bellevue assistant, to be its next head coach. Cooper replaces Mark Cross.
- Kennewick (3A MCC) hired Randy Affholter to replace Bill Templeton, who stepped down after the season.