Which active Washington high school head football coaches have 150 or more wins?

The state of Washington is filled with outstanding high school football coaches, including two active coaches who have more than 300 wins.

After reviewing data compiled by the Washington High School Football Coaches Associations, we found nearly 30 active coaches with at least 150 career victories. Here is a look at those coaches, all of whom are currently coaching:

(Note: Win and loss totals are current through games played on Oct. 11, 2019).

Monte Kohler, O’Dea – 341 wins (55 losses)

Other teams: none (35th season)

Monte Kohler, O'Dea football
Monte Kohler, O’Dea football (Andy Buhler photo)

Bob Ames, Meridian – 329 wins (164 losses)

Other teams: none (46th season)

Terry Jensen, Montesano – 271 wins (91 losses)

Other teams: Forks (34th season)

The Seattle Seahawks named Jensen high school coach of the week in 2016.

Wiley Allred, Royal – 235 wins (27 losses)

Other teams: none (20th season)

Allred was the Seahawks’ high school coach of the year in 2017.

Bill Beattie, Tumwater – 226 wins (101 losses)

Other teams: Elma, Olympia (32nd season)

Bill Beattie addresses the Tumwater football team on his first day as the team’s head coach in 2017. (Source: Lauren Smith, Twitter)

Ron Rood, Zillah – 225 wins (117 losses)

Other teams: Concrete (34th season)

Ron Rood, Zillah


Jon Eagle, Camas – 219 wins (70 losses)

Other teams: Evergreen (Vancouver), Redmond (28th season)

Jon Eagle, Camas football

Dave Ward, Sedro-Woolley – 215 wins (95 losses)

Other teams: Oak Harbor, Archbishop Murphy (29th season)

Butch Goncharoff, Cedar Park Christian – 200 wins (24 losses)

Other teams: Bellevue (19th season)

Goncharoff, a former Bellevue coach, is pictured on the left. (via Twitter)

Steve Graff, Chiawana – 199 wins (58 losses)

Other teams: Pasco (23rd season)

Eric Kurle, Graham-Kapowsin – 201 wins (72 losses)

Other teams: Clover Park, Bethel (25th season)

G-K coach Eric Kurle (right) talks to Washington coach Chris Peterson at a 7-on-7 event in 2017. (Source: Twitter)

Roger Hoell, Othello – 193 wins (93 losses)

Other teams: none (26th season)


Jeff Nelson, Odessa – 199 wins (54 losses)

Other teams: Lacrosse-Washtucna, Odessa Harrington (24th season)


George Fairhart, Gig Harbor – 187 wins (103 losses)

Other teams: Friday Harbor, Eatonville (29th season)


Tom Bainter, Bothell – 188 wins (67 losses)

Other teams: Shorewood (23rd season)

Tom Bainter pictures (center right) at Bothell City Council in August. (Source: Twitter)


Wayne Riner, Connell – 183 wins (54 losses)

Other teams: none (20th season)

Connell coach Wayne Riner is pictured on the right with his daughter, when she signed to throw at BYU in 2017. (Source: Twitter)


Ron Lepper, Mount Baker – 178 wins (77 losses)

Other teams: none (24th season)


Dave Miller, Lakes – 175 wins (50 losses)

Other teams: none (20th season)

Lakes coach Dave Miller (source: Twitter)

Randy Affholter, Kennewick – 173 wins (97 losses)

Other teams: Ellensburg, Toppenish (26th season)

Andy Bush, White Swan – 161 wins (182 losses)

Other teams: Hunters, Garfield-Palouse, Mountlake Terrace, Cleveland, Davis (35th season)

white river andy swan
White River coach Andy Swan (right) is pictured on a CNN segment from 2013 with his then-400-pound running back.

Dan Kaemingk, Lynden Christian – 169 wins (97 losses)

Other teams: none (25th season)

Dan Kaemingk
Dan Kaemingk (via Facebook)

Tony Davis, Tahoma – 160 wins (120 losses)

Other teams: Renton (29th season)

Tahoma coach Tony Davis (middle) is pictures with fellow coaches at the 2018 3A/4A West All-State Football game. (Source: Twitter)

Jamie Plenkovich, Ferndale – 159 wins (53 losses)

Other teams: Sehome (20th season)


Mark Stewart, Mariner – 155 wins (114 losses)

Other teams: Renton Garfield, Highline, Meadowdale (27th season)

Mariner coach Mark Stewart is pictured with Mount Si assistant Hugh Millen. The two played at University of Washington. (Source: Twitter, Mount Si)

Charlie Kinnune, Mount Si – 163 wins (116 losses)

Other teams: none (28th year)

charlie kinnune, mount si

Jim Sandusky, Lummi – 157 wins (43 losses)

Other teams: none (17th season).

Jim Sandusky, Lummi football coach
Jim Sandusky, Lummi football coach

John Lambert, La Center – 151 wins (72 losses)*

*Lambert won his 150th game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 in a win over King’s Way Christian.

John Lambert poses with his team on Oct. 4, 2019 after a win over King’s Way, Lambert’s 150th win as a head coach. (Matt Cooke / La Center Athletics)

Lambert, who is in his 21st season at La Center, had 145 career wins coming into the season (which even included a game he had to leave due to the birth of his twin children. Lambert laughs now: “it was a false alarm.”).

Ross Filkins, Peninsula – 156 wins (98 losses)*

*Filkins won his 150th game on Sept. 19, 2019 in a win over North Thurston. he entered the season with 149 wins.

K.C. Johnson, Adna – 157 wins (92 losses)*

*Johnson’s 150th win came in the 2018 1B state quarterfinals, when Adna beat Concrete 59-19. He entered his 25th season season with 151 wins. Johnson previously was the head coach at Ilwaco and Shorecrest

Who’s next?

Darren McKay, Todd Beamer – 148 wins (101 losses)

Other teams: Timberline, Gig Habor (25th season)

Darren McKay, second in from the left, is the football coach at Todd Beamer high school. (Faceboook / Federal Way Public Schools)

McKay entered the 2019 season with 142 wins and is quickly approaching the 150 mark. He has an outside shot at reaching the mark this season.

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