Everett High School hires a new head football coach

David Coldiron takes over a Seagull team that posted a 7-3 record last season

EVERETT — David Coldiron has been named the head football coach at Everett High School.

The Everett School District announced the hiring Monday.

Coldiron replaces Doug Trainor, who stepped down after last season.

Coldiron has more than 20 years experience coaching high school and community college football, including 12 seasons as a high school head coach, the district said in a press release.

Coldiron resigned this past fall after four seasons as the head football coach at Mira Monte High School in Bakersfield, California.

Everett High School assistant principal Doug Plucker said Coldiron stood out in the interview process “with his organizational skills and experience as a head coach. He had a great plan for coming in and picking up a program late in the process.”

Coldiron is a graduate of the University of Southern California and received his teaching credential through Azusa Pacific University.

He has taught mostly business and technology classes, the district said, including nine years as a video-production teacher.

“I have wanted to move to Washington for some time, but I wanted it to be the right fit,” Coldiron said in a press release announcing his hiring.

“After spending many years traveling (in) the Puget Sound area, it was Everett that felt like home to me. When I walk down the hallway of the main building on Colby Avenue, it feels like my high school. More than that though, the kids here are great which tells me just how good this community really is.

“I’m excited, very excited, to join Everett High School.”

Coldiron takes over a team that posted a 7-3 record in 2017 and qualified for the 3A Week 10 playoffs.

Everett players and their families are invited to meet the new coach at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Everett High School gymnasium.

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