SEATTLE (Dec. 23, 2019) — The Seattle Seahawks have named Tumwater High School's football coach, Bill Beattie, as its 2019 NFL High School Coach of the Year for the state of Washington.
The award, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, was presented during a pre-game ceremony at CenturyLink Field during yesterday's Seahawks game against the Arizona Cardinals. As the Coach of the Year selection, Coach Beattie and the Tumwater High School football program received a $2,000 grant from the Seahawks and $10,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare.
Coach Beattie was selected, in large part, as a result of the Tumwater High School Thunderbirds' undefeated season, including a Dec. 7 win at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup to capture the 2A state championship. Under Coach Beattie's leadership, the Tumwater High School football team is committed to its tradition of playing with class, character, great passion and discipline. Beattie is also heavily involved in the Washington State Football Coaches Association (WSFCA) and is a mentor to coaches across the state.
The High School Coach of the Year award is the culmination of a season's worth of notable honors for Washington state high school football coaches. The High School Coach of the Week program supports the development of youth football. Each week during the high school football season, the WSFCA selects two coaches as honorees, and recipients receive a $500 grant from the Seahawks to be applied to their football program.
"UnitedHealthcare is delighted to celebrate with 2019 High School Coach of the Week honorees and the 2019 Coach of the Year, Bill Beattie," said Claire Verity, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Washington. "The work of high school coaches is incredibly impactful, not just in coaching the game, but encouraging youth in our communities to live healthier lives."
Coach Beattie was also joined by the 2019 state champion high school football coaches to raise the 12 Flag prior to kick-off, including:
· 4A – Camas Papermakers – Jon Eagle
· 3A – Eastside Catholic – Dominic Daste
· 1A – Royal City Knights – Wiley Allred
· 2B – Onalaska Loggers – Mazen Saade
· 1B – Odessa Tigers - Jeff Nelson
The full list of 2019 Coach of the Week honorees as are follows:
Randy Affholter, Kennewick High School
Jeff Weible, North Kitsap High School
Masaki Matsumoto, Lincoln High School
Kevin Beason, Sehome High School
Brandon Carson, Marysville High School
Terry Jensen, Montesano High School
Tom Yearout, Ferris High School
Mike Morgan, Colfax High School
Monte Kohler, O'Dea High School
Keith Stamps, Deer Park High School
Mike Peck, Prairie High School
Blake VanDalen, Lynden High School
Jon Eagle, Camas High School
Dan Teeter, Lakewood High School
Tom Tri, Lake Stevens High School
Travis Domser, Chelan High School
Greg Dailer, Arlington High School
Cody Lamb, LaSalle High School
Ryan Butner, Central Valley High School
Ron Lepper, Mt. Baker High School
For more information, www.seahawks.com/coachoftheweek.
About Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team. The Seahawks have won 10 division titles and three conference championships. They are the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) championship games. They have appeared in three Super Bowls, (Super Bowl XL, Super Bowl XLVIII and Super Bowl XLIX). The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII to win their first title. The team plays at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle and is owned by local businessman, investor, and philanthropist Paul Allen.
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