Scott Leick, a member of the University of Washington’s 1991 National Championship football team, has been hired to lead Mount Rainier High School’s football program.
Leick, who has eight years of head coaching experience, is a counselor at Mount Rainier.
“Scott is committed to teaching football fundamentals and rebuilding the program from the ground up,” said Highline School District athletics director Terri McMahan. “He has the knowledge, patience and skill set to improve the program through the years to come. I have worked closely with Scott this year, feel he has the desire and commitment required of this position, and look forward to the improvement of our players both on and off the field.”
Highline School District has also filed paperwork with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association to combine the football teams of Tyee and Mount Rainier. Tyee, a Class 2A team that competes in the Seamount League, had its varsity season canceled in 2010 because not enough students turned out for the team. Mount Rainier competes in Class 4A, the largest classification in the state.
“I believe Tyee football players deserve an opportunity to compete in football and play at the level their grade, physical maturity and skill dictates,” McMahan said. “Mt. Rainier has three squads, which ensures the viable opportunity we were seeking.”
Leick was head coach at Tyee in 2009 and 2010.
Highline School District is accepting applications for assistant coaches. If interested, contact McMahan at 206-988-4773, 206-200-2066 or apply online at www.hsd401.org.