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Tag: Fotball


Football: Is Butch Goncharoff leaving Bellevue? (UPDATE)

UPDATE (3:30 p.m. Tuesday): Bellevue High football coach Butch Goncharoff has submitted an application for the head football coaching vacancy at Orange Lutheran High in California, according to Los Angeles Times reporter Eric Sondheimer.

Orange Lutheran has received more than 50 applicants for the position, so it’s not a sure thing that Goncharoff will get the job. But I’d expect he’d get serious consideration. What he’s done at Bellevue is remarkable — nine state titles in 11 years — and ending De La Salle’s 151-game winning streak is a major boost to his credibility in California.

I’m not sure what else there is for Goncharoff to achieve in Washington. He’s won nine state titles and turned Bellevue into a nationally-known program. Bellevue is so well-regarded that it’s possible that Euless Trinity, one of the top programs in Texas, will travel to Seattle next season.

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