RENTON, Wash – The Seahawks and UnitedHealthcare announced today that Coach Tom Yearout of Ferris High School and Coach Mike Morgan of Colfax High School are the Week Seven NFL High School Coaches of the Week for the state of Washington.
Coach Yearout led his team to a shutout of Gonzaga Prep 34-0 to improve to 6-1 on the season. Coach Yearout is in his third year as the Head Football Coach of the Ferris Saxons after spending over two decades as the Head Football Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Lewis & Clark, where he led the team to a state title in 2007. The Ferris Saxons are off to one of their best seasons in years due to Coach Yearout's leadership and program development. The Saxons play with tremendous discipline, effort, and sportsmanship. Coach Yearout has been a long-standing member of the Washington State Football Coaches Association (WSFCA).
Coach Morgan's Colfax Bulldogs defeated the #9 ranked Liberty Lancers 33-20 and stunned the #4 ranked and undefeated Asotin Panthers 39-7. The Bulldogs are now 6-1 on the season. Coach Morgan, who has coached at Colfax High School since 1992 and is also the school's band instructor, has led his teams to be a consistent state playoff contender and a tough league opponent. Coach Morgan has been heavily involved in the WSFCA and serves on the executive board.
The Seattle Seahawks High School Coach of the Week Program, presented by UnitedHealthcare, promotes the importance of youth football. Each week during the high school football season, the Washington State Football Coaches Association selects two high school football coaches as the Coach of the Week winners. Each recipient receives a $500 grant from the NFL toward their football program. At the conclusion of the high school football season, one coach will be selected as the NFL High School Coach of the Year for the state of Washington and will receive a $2,000 grant from the NFL and $10,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare.
For more information on the High School Coach of the Week, visit www.seahawks.com/coachoftheweek.