Lynnwood to play without head coach tonight

On the morning of their season opener, members of the Lynnwood football team were informed their head coach won’t be on the sidelines for tonight’s game.

Lynnwood principal Dave Golden informed the team Friday morning that Adam Fermstad will not be on the sidelines at tonight’s game against Shorecrest, according to an email from Edmonds School District spokesperson D.J. Jakala. In his place assistant coaches Keuntea Bankhead and Danny Hawkins will serve as co-interim head coaches.

Jakala did not specify the reason for Fermstad’s absence at tonight’s game, citing an ongoing investigation regarding the coach. She also said that the move right now is not permanent and that the school district’s human resources department is conducting the investigation. Fermstad was not present at Thursday night’s team practice.

Fermstad was hired last year after serving as an assistant at Lynnwood. He took over in 2012 after Mike Don, now the Meadowdale coach, left for Brewster. Fermstad, who was the fifth Royals head coach since 2006, was hoping to put down some roots.

“I’m here at Lynnwood as long as they’ll have me,” Fermstad said when he took the job in 2012.

Lynnwood plays Shorecrest tonight at 8 p.m. at Edmonds District Stadium.

More in Sports

Late-season charge propels Kamiak boys to state regional berth

A post-loss team meeting served as the catalyst for the Knights’ run to the 4A Northwest District tournament championship.

Youth-laden Lynnwood girls peaking at the right time

The Royals overcame adversity and ‘ups and downs’ to reach the state regionals.

Spartans seeking ‘redemption,’ return trip to Tacoma Dome

A year after losing its two state tournament games, Stanwood is eager to return to the Tacoma Dome.

Huskies struggle on both ends in 94-78 loss to Stanford

Washington fails to find a consistent shot and provides little defense in the defeat.

Zunino taking on leadership role with M’s in spring

After an early-season demotion last year, Seattle’s 26-year-old catcher hit .281 after the All-Star break.

At a glance: Girls basketball state regional games

Class 4A No. 2 Eastlake (21-2) vs. No. 7 Lake Stevens (19-3)… Continue reading

BLOG: Juulsen debuts with Montreal while Silvertips prep for three in three

Former Everett Silvertips captain Noah Juulsen became the 18th player in franchise… Continue reading

Silvertips sit atop tight race in Western Conference

U.S. Division-leading Everett leads 8th-place Seattle by just 18 points in the West.

No. 6 Gonzaga rallies to beat San Diego 77-72

The Bulldogs trail at halftime but beat the Toreros to clinch at least a share of the WCC title.

Most Read