Cascade football coach Keck resigns after 3 seasons

Shane Keck resigned Tuesday as head coach of the Cascade High School football team, according to school athletic director Michael Takayoshi.

“It sounded like it was pretty sudden,” Takayoshi said. “He’s got young children at home. He kind of wanted to take a step back and spend some more time at home with his kids. I think that amounted to a majority of it.”

Keck coached the Bruins for the past three seasons, guiding the team to a 10-20 record. After two wins in 2015 and three wins in 2016, Cascade went 5-5 last season with a 3-4 record in Wesco 4A play.

“He did an excellent job of building a cohesive program,” Takayoshi said. “He did a lot in terms of team-building … (and) character-building stuff with players. We’ll certainly miss him. He’s done a fantastic job here at Cascade.”

Keck, a 1999 Mariner High School graduate who played football at Western Washington University, was an assistant coach at Mercer Island High School for five seasons prior to his tenure at Cascade. He also previously was an assistant coach at Monroe High School.

Takayoshi said the head-coaching position will be posted this week.

“We’ll be taking applicants, screening the position and then setting up interviews hopefully as soon as possible,” he said.

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