2019 Coaching Staff

Kevin Hurt, Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator

Professional Experience:  First season as Head Coach and fifth season as Offensive Coordinator at Kentlake. Coached football at Tahoma from 2008 – 2014, including three seasons as the 9th grade head coach.  Coaches baseball at Tahoma, 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, father to daughter Lizzy. 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.

DeMario Dunmore, Defensive Coordinator

Coaching experience:  2019 Kentlake High Defensive Coordinator, 2018 Kentlake High Defensive Back Coach, 2017 Cedar Heights Middle School Assistant Coach LB and WR

Education: College of San Mateo CB 1998-2000

Personal:  First I want to thank God. Without him I wouldn’t be here today. I am happily married to my beautiful wife Dawn. We have 5 children together in our house. My new found hobby is learning. At this stage in my life my mind is wide open. I love basketball, football, and working out. Did I mention that I am a basketball coach as well? No! Yes I am. I coach The Kentlake Boys C-Team, and assistant Varsity basketball coach. To be honest I just love making a difference.

Brian Hoelzle, Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Ends

Coaching experience:  First season as Special Teams Coordinator, fourth season as defensive line coach at Kentlake.  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.  Married to Lisa on July 6th 2019, still made it to Falcons Kids Camp on July 7th.

Jaron Engstrom, Offensive Line

Professional Experience:  Fourth season as offensive line coach at Kentlake.  Previously coached Kentlake Junior Falcons for two seasons.

Education:  Graduated Class of 2014

Playing Experience:  Three year starter for Kentlake at offensive line and defensive line.

Favorite Quote:  “We’ll never be perfect,  BUT if we strive for Perfection you might just find greatness!”

Personal:  Oldest son of nine children, shout out to MOM!  First of four brothers to play football at Kentlake, with one more on the way! Falcon football is in my blood. I love playing football, frisbee, mtg, chess, games and spending time with family/friends.

George Kupets, Offensive Analyst, Kickers and Punters

Education: BA from the University of Richmond with a double major in Journalism and Public Speaking

Occupation: Senior Vice President, Sales at Bell Anderson Insurance Agency

Coaching/Playing Experience:  Fourth year coaching high school. Coached youth sports for many years. Played wide receiver, kicker, & punter at University of Richmond. National runner-up in Punt, Pass, & Kick at Super Bowl XIV at the age of eleven.

Favorite KL Football memory: Seeing the emotion in the locker room after a final game and realizing the incredible impact that the journey of a season has on these kid’s lives.

Favorite College Football Team: University of Pittsburgh and Notre Dame

Favorite Quote: “Perfection is not attainable. But, if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” –Vince Lombardi

Personal/Family: Husband and father of five wonderful kids: Jasmine (age 22), Caleb (21), Natalia (12), Gabrielle (10), Cameron (4). Wife is Valerie Kupets. Caleb currently plays football at Idaho State. I love hiking, our weekly family movie night at home, and I’m a season ticket holder of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Karl Maw, Defensive Tackles

I have coached football for 15 years, at Auburn High, CWU, and Kentlake. I am also co-head coach and throws coach of the KL track team.

I graduated from CWU with a degree in English education.

I was an offensive and defensive lineman.

I enjoy reading, movies, comic books, and tabletop gaming.


Quijaan Lawson, Wide Receivers

Kentlake has been my first home as a coach.

I first graduated from Kentwood high school in 2011, for two years I played at Pima community college in Tucson, AZ.

In high school I lettered 3 years at defensive and offensive line, with both 1st team and honorable mention awards. After high school switched to linebacker and played one season at Pima and redshirted the other before tearing my MCL and moving back home.

If I’m not studying any football resources you can catch me on Xbox playing 2k, Madden, or apex legends.


Curtis Arrington, Linebackers

SeaTac Sharks jr football 14u Coach
Puget Sound Lancers jr football 2x Champions 14u Coach
Kennedy Catholic Head Freshmen Coach
Kennedy Catholic Linebackers Coach
Cleveland High school RB/LB Coach

Grambling State University Speech, Theatre and Communications

I’ve done stand up comedy for 11 years

Maintenance work for 11 years. I also work for Battle Sports Science

Rahiem Woods, Running Backs

I have over 10 years experience coaching football. I have coached a mixture of different levels such as youth, middle school, high school and a national level.

I played 4 years of High School Football and 2 years of Semi Pro Football as Defensive Line and Full Back.

I am a pretty reserved guy. Most of my spare time is spent with my wife and daughter. I like to travel, barbeque, and watch sports.

I am always looking to better myself as coach. I like to attend coaching clinics and gaining knowledge about football.

Dewayne Johnson, C-Team Head Coach, Defensive Backs

I have coached semi-pro football, coached Renton Ranger youth football, Rainier Eagles, Five Star & Kent Cobras Football & Hazen High School Basketball for 5 years.

I attended Nathan Hale High school where I received my diploma, went on to go to college at Spokane Falls & received my AA from Crown College in Criminal Justice.

Played football & basketball in high school, played football for Spokane Falls Community College, & Wenatchee Valley College, and semi-pro football for Snohomish Blue Knights.

I have two sons Dyson Johnson & Kayden.  Dyson plays baseball with Tacoma Titans Community College and Kayden lives in Canada and is a Model for Lulu Lemon sports clothing.  My hobbies are hanging with the family, playing basketball, and coaching.

Dawson Nance, C-Team Offensive Line

I’m at Bellevue College.

I played football 9 years of my life.

I love to watch sports and hang out with friends and family.