YEARS COACHING 8 Years
YEARS AS A HORNET 12 Years
COACHING POSITION Head Coach
I can't begin to explain what an enormous pleasure it is to be able to work with the student athletes that come out and participate in the greatest team sport there is. It is a tremendous opportunity to be able to work with young men who are driven to become better people and have fun working with others while accomplishing their goals. Thank you parents for giving your children the opportunity to come out and hopefully learn something that they can take with them throughout their journey in life.
I have the pleasure of teaching Biology at White River High School. I find it amazing that I get to fuel a passion for asking one of, if not the, most important questions we can ask on a daily basis, "Why?" I love helping kids understand the basics of what makes this planet unique and how everything we find within it fits together like a puzzle.
I am a husband and father at home to a wonderfully loving family who I could not do all that I do without their full support. My wife Elizabeth is an instructor of Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition at Pierce Community College, Puyallup campus. We have 4 children ranging in age from 20 all the way down to 2. Ashlynn is the oldest. Solomon, who is 12, will be attending Glacier Middle School next year, Joey is 4, and Leo is the youngest. We usually don't have a dull moment around the house to say the least. You will usually find us trying to find something to do outdoors whether it be playing in the back yard of the house we just bought in downtown Buckley, hiking, or at Emerald Downs helping with the race horses.
FAVORITE FOOTBALL MEMORY
My first year coaching with the Hornets was 2011. White River was coming off of a pretty tough year where the Hornets won just one game the entire year. In 2011 though, the boys in Maroon and Gold fought their way to a league championship. I will always remember being on that sideline at Sunset Stadium in Sumner as the clock was ticking down and a lot of the same players who had experienced the lowest of the lows the year before, had now experienced what it was like to be on top. It is a memory that I will always cherish, and a moment/learning experience that I hope that they take with them:
Life will have its hard times and failures, but it is how you react to those moments that makes you into the person you are.