SEATTLE (Dec. 18, 2017) —The Seattle Seahawks have named Royal High School's football coach Wiley Allred as its "High School Coach of the Year."
The award, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, was presented during a halftime ceremony at CenturyLink Field during yesterday's Seahawks/Rams game. Coach Allred received a $2,000 grant for his selection.
Coach Allred was selected, in large part, as a result of the Royal High School Knights enjoying a 41-game winning streak, including a Dec. 2 win at the Tacoma Dome to capture the 1A state championship. The win marks Royal High School's third straight 1A state football title and the seventh under Coach Allred.
The 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 Washington State Football Coaches Association selects two coaches as honorees, and recipients receive a $500 grant from the Seahawks to be applied to their football program.
"UnitedHealthcare applauds all of the 2017 High School Coach of the Week honorees and the 2017 Coach of the Year, Wiley Allred," said Claire Verity, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Washington. "High-school coaches have immense influence on their athletes, not only in developing a team for a season, but also empowering young people to become the best versions of themselves."
2017 high school coaching honorees:
Wayne Maxwell, Woodinville High School
Adam Fisher, East Valley High School
Greg Dailer, Arlington High School
Jonathan "Taz" Randall, Clover Park High School
Jim Wood, Freeman High School
Charlie Kinnune, Mount Si High School
Eric Kurle, Graham-Kapowsin High School
Scott Ditter, Selah High School
Gary Jeffers, Puyallup High School
Dan Teeter, Lakewood High School
Ryan Butner, Central Valley High School
Jeff Weible, North Kitsap High School
Mark Keel, Central Kitsap High School
Tim Dennis, Granite Falls High School
Nick Mullen, Timberline High School
Ron Rood, Zillah High School
Rory Rosenbach, Union High School
Dave Ward, Sedro Woolley High School
Tom Tri, Lake Stevens High School
John Lambert, La Center High School