Each week during the high school football season, the Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association select two high school football coaches as the Coach of the Week winners. Each recipient receives a $500 donation to the school's football program and will be honored on-field at a Seahawks Home Game with their fellow recipients.
At the end of the year, all 20 coaches will come to a Seahawks home game, where they will be recognized with a pregame brunch. One coach will be named Coach of the Year, and they will receive an additional $2,000 towards their football program.
Read more about this year's nominees below. Ready? Break!
B/2B or A/2A Coaches
Week #1: Joe Cronin - Archbishop Murphy High School
The Archbishop Murphy Football team defeated the Lake Washington Kangaroos with a walk off FG for a 17-14 victory in Coach Cronin's first game with the Wildcats. It was the first win in the last 14 games for Archbishop Murphy High School. A great team victory for the Wildcats, and an exciting way to start the season!
Week #2: Paul Theriault - Bremerton High School
The Bremerton Knights won their away non-conference game against Shelton Highclimbers (WA) by a score of 27-23.
Week #3: Joey Johansen - Manson High School
Manson defeated Asotin 42-26 at their game played in Pine Bowl, Whitworth. Both teams were undefeated!
Week #4: Mark Cross - Renton High School
Mark Cross lifted his team to 3-1 after beating Foster 44-0. Coach Cross is building a solid program at Renton. Building a disciplined winner. He's about the right things.
Week #5: Shane Wright - Darrington High School
The Loggers are now 5-0 after beating rival Concrete 54-38. Darrington hadn't had a winning season since 2013 before Wright took over the program last year and went 6-4.
Week #6: Travis Anderson - Anacortes High School
Travis Anderson is in his first year as HC at Anacortes High School with a 6-0 record in the highly competitive NWC.
Week #7: Darin Reppe - Wilbur-Creston-Keller High School
Coach Reppe got a big 50-30 win over 8-man powerhouse ACH (Almira-Coulee-Hartline), the 2021 state champs. His team, which finished 5-4 last season, is at a perfect 7-0 this season and poised to make a deep playoff run.
Week #8: Ryan Cole-Rogers - Spokane High School
Beat West Valley 38-14, handing them their first league loss on the season. In Cole's first year as the Pirates head coach, they improved to 6-3 and matched their win total from the previous 5 years combined!
Week #9: Mark Gunderson - Enumclaw High School
Enumclaw finishes the regular season with 49-6 win over White River and a 9-0 record. Ranked #2 in state rankings and have outscored their opponents 339-27.
Week #10: Jim Holman - Asotin High School
Coach Jim Holman went from 2-7 last year to 8-2 this year at Asotin. They finished 2nd in the league and beat chief rival Manson and qualified for the state playoffs for the first time in years.
3A or 4A Coaches
Week #1: Jamie Plenkovich - Ferndale High School
Coach Plenkovich's squad knocked off 2A power (2-time state champion) Lynden in the season opener--ending Lynden's 24 game winning streak.
Week #2: Archie Milloy - Mountlake Terrace High School
The Mountlake Terrace Hawks won Friday's home conference game against Snohomish Panthers by a score of 35-21.
Week #3: Jason Silbaugh - Bonney Lake High School
Bonney Lake had a big win over a tough, undefeated Lakes team: 29-24.
Week #4: Brett Jay - Moses Lake High School
Moses Lake defeated Central Valley High School by a score of 44-28. They are off to a 4-0 start.
Week #5: Matthew Vaeena - Decatur High School
Decatur defeated Tahoma 33-30 in a hard fought contest. Decatur now is 4-1.
Week #6: Davis Lura - Marysville Getchell High School
Lura had a huge win beating the highly ranked Ferndale 14-13 for the first time in school history and now has his team at 4-2.
Week #7: DJ Mims - Mercer Island High School
After going 0-10 in his first season as head coach in 2022, he has the Islanders off to a 5-2 start and they are 2nd place in KingCo 3A after a hard fought 24-20 victory over conference foe Liberty High School.
Week #8: Scott Hare - Eastlake High School
Big win against Bothell 14-7 in OT to take league title only loss this season to #2 Lake Stevens 35-27. Record moves to 7-1 for the first-year coach.
Week #9: Greg Dailer - Arlington High School
4 Arlington defeated #5 Monroe 45-18 to win the Westco 3A League title. Both teams were undefeated heading into the game.
Week #10: Keith Terry - Mt. Tahoma High School
Coach Terry clinched the 3A PCA title. The last time the Thunderbirds won a league title was 1982: 41 years ago.
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