Coaches

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Brett Thompson, Head Coach

 

Professional Experience:  Third season as Head Coach. Eight years coaching experience at Tahoma High School. Eight years teaching American Studies and AP U.S. History at Tahoma. Teaches History at Kentlake. National Board Certification in History.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Social Studies, Western Washington University, 2003; Masters in Teaching, Western Washington University, 2005

Playing Experience: Linebacker at Western Washington University 1999-2003. Graduated from Auburn Riverside High School in 1999, played linebacker at Auburn Riverside 1996 – 1999.

Personal: Brett has been happily married to his wife Alicia since 2003 and they have two beautiful children, Ayla and Brodie.  Alicia is the head fastpitch coach at Auburn Mountainview High School.

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Nick Bartoli, Defensive Coordinator

 

Professional:  25 years coaching (6 years Meridian Jr. High, 7 years Kentridge High School, 12 years Kentlake High School.

Education: Bachelor Degree, PE and Health, Western Washington University.  Masters Degree, City University.

Coaching philosophy:  Be a great teammate.  Always give your best effort.  Compete and have fun!

Favorite Football Movie:  Brian’s Song

Favorite College Football Team:  Washington Huskies

Favorite Kentlake Football Memory:  2003 team – hard working, great camaraderie, and enthusiasm.

Personal:  Married 22 years to my wonderful wife Valerie Bartoli.

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Kevin Hurt, Co-Offensive Coordinator – Quarterbacks

 

Professional Experience:  Coached football at Tahoma since 2008, including three seasons as the 9th grade head coach.  Coached baseball at Tahoma since 2008, including one season as the JV coach and two seasons as the 9th grade head coach.  English teacher at Tahoma Junior High since 2007.

Education:  Master of Arts, Pacific Lutheran University.  Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, University of Washington.

Personal:  Happily married to wife Alyssa since 2007.  Expecting their first child in June!  Alyssa teaches Health and Fitness at Tahoma HS, and is the varsity girls soccer coach and the JV boys soccer coach.  Coach Hurt graduated from Olympia HS, where he played varsity baseball.  They enjoy Husky football, Mariners baseball, and Sounders soccer.

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Brian Hoelzle, Defensive Line

 

Coaching experience:  Head coach for Pilsen Jets (Chicago, IL) 2010-2012, Defensive coordinator for Ferndale Youth Football (Ferndale, WA) 2013, Defensive line/special teams coach at Seattle Prep High School (Seattle, WA) 2014

Education:  Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Minor in Business Administration, Western Washington University, 2003, Ferndale High School graduate 1999

Playing experience:  Defensive End/Linebacker at Western Washington University 1999-2002, Defensive End/Tight End at Ferndale High School 1995-1998

Other sports: Ferndale High School track 1996-1999: 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m, 3A State Champion 4x400m 1998, Coached track at Ferndale High School 2000

Hobbies, off the field interests:  Anything athletic and outdoors, spending time with family and friends, live music or stand-up comedy

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Zachary Dopps, Outside Linebackers

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Jaron Engstrom, Offensive Line

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Marcus Wilson, Running Backs

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George Kupets, Defensive Backs

 

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