Monroe hires head football coach

Brett Jay has been hired as the head football coach at Monroe High School.

Monroe athletic director Joe Delp announced the hiring Thursday morning.

Jay comes to Monroe after six seasons as the head coach at Class 1A River View High School in Kennewick.

Jay compiled a 43-21 record at River View and led the Panthers to three state-playoff berths, including a trip to the state semifinals in 2012. He is a graduate of River View High School.

“It’s been an incredible opportunity to come back to my alma mater and coach,” he told the Tri-City Herald, “but it is a timing thing. It is just time for me and my family to take the next step.”

Jay replaces Dick Abrams, who coached the Bearcats for three seasons. In his first season as head coach, Abrams led Monroe to its first winning season in 19 years. The following year, the Bearcats won the Wesco 4A North championship.

Last fall, Monroe advanced to the 4A Quad-District playoffs, finishing with a 4-6 record.

Abrams stepped down after the 2013 season to “take advantage” of an early retirement option.

More in Sports

Snohomish’s 1970 boys basketball team headlines Hall class

The team will be among those inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Wednesday.

Cascade’s Kolomiyets tops Jackson’s Vimawala in tennis showdown

The Bruins’ star beat his Timberwolves counterpart in straight sets in a matchup of the region’s best.

Poll: Help us plan this week’s high school football coverage

This week The Herald covers HS football at Glacier Peak/Monroe, and Jackson/Lake… Continue reading

UW receiver McClatcher likely out for season

Federal Way product broke his ankle during the Huskies’ win over Colorado.

Carroll: Seahawks at forefront of ‘extraordinary’ times

The Seattle coach spoke on what his players believe is their duty as pro athletes with a platform.

Monday’s prep results and links

Here are Monday’s prep results and links: BOYS TENNIS Wesco 4A Kamiak… Continue reading

Defense, baserunning woes major factor in M’s mediocrity

Injuries to the starting rotation were only part of why the playoff drought reached a 16th season.

Eason closer to return from injury for No. 7 Georgia

Former Lake Stevens star may have trouble unseating freshman Jake Fromm.

Poll: How do you feel about the Seahawks’ anthem decision?

Seattle stayed in the locker room during the national anthem prior to Sunday’s game.

Most Read