Randy Swilley, who coached Yelm within one game of making the Class 4A football playoffs, resigned from the position after five seasons.
Before that, he spent five seasons as an assistant under Rocky Patchin at North Thurston – and six seasons as the head coach at Hoquiam.
Yelm lost 29-22 to Olympia in the final week of the regular season to miss out on the postseason.
The football position is currently open, and school officials ask that candidates apply online (www.ycs.wednet.edu). Also, teaching positions will be open as well, said Yelm athletic director Thad Nelson.