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March 13, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Bellevue hires Chris Beake as defensive coordinator

Bellevue football coach Butch Goncharoff confirmed Saturday that the Wolverines have hired Chris Beake to become the Wolverines’ defensive coordinator.

“It’s very exciting, because Bellevue is a national program,” Beake said. “It’s a great opportunity for me personally just to kind of come and do some things I’ve learned over my career on defense and implement them and run things myself.”

Beake last worked as an assistant on offense and special teams for the Seahawks under Jim Mora. Prior to joining Seattle’s coaching staff, he coached linebackers for the Falcons from 2004-06 and spent six seasons with the 49ers.

“I interviewed a lot of guys,” Goncharoff said. “I just liked him. I liked him as a person. I think he gets it and he’s not just all about football, it’s about developing kids. There’s just something about him that clicked with us.”

Mora will also be a part of the staff, but his role has yet to be determined.

“Jim will be involved,” Goncharoff said. “I don’t know in what capacity yet. It’s great. He’s an outstanding guy in whatever capacity we get him, even if it’s only for spring ball or summer. It’s great to have him around. He’s a great resource for us.”

Beake replaces Wes Warren, who left to become the linebackers coach, special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator at the University of Montana Western.

“We’ve definitely gone through some change,” Goncharoff said. “There will be a lot of people changing spots. When you have success you definitely can become complacent. We want to change and continue to get better, so it’s not negative, it’s positive. It is nice to have it done.”

Bellevue still has several coaching positions left to be filled.

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