Glacier Peak, the new Snohomish school that will open next fall as part of the WesCo South division, named former Snohomish High standout Rory Rosenbach its first head football coach.
Rosenbach, 32, coached in Oregon where he led Marist Catholic (Eugene) to two state titles in his three seasons. He played tight end at the Air Force Academy and Oregon before becoming the defensive coordinator (a bit ironic for a tight end, no?) at Marist.
Playing for the legendary Dick Armstrong at Snohomish, Rosenbach was used to blocking rather than catching passes as the Panthers had (and still do) a pretty traditional rushing attack.
But Rosenbach plans to install a fast, no-huddle, shotgun offense that will keep defenses on their toes. Should be a lot of fun to watch.
Keep an eye on Glacier Peak, which will be without seniors next season. Rosenbach has the track record to get the Grizzlies competitive immediately.
Tonight’s top games
1. Kennedy at Renton, boys basketball, 7 p.m. Sixth-ranked Renton has played back-to-back close games (a loss to Mount Rainier and win over Lindbergh). Expect three tight ones in a row.
2. Federal Way at Kentwood, boys basketball, 7:30 p.m. Seventh-ranked Federal Way looking to avenge an early-season 69-60 loss to Kentwood.
3. Mariner at Edmonds-Woodway, boys basketball, 7:30 p.m. Only blemish on 10th-ranked Marauders’ schedule is 48-45 loss to Warriors on Dec. 11.