Lake Washington High School sent out a press release Tuesday that it hired Steve Supple to replace Ray Roberts as the school’s football coach.
Here is the story Sandy Ringer wrote about Roberts stepping down last week.
Here is the press release sent out on Tuesday:
Redmond, Wash. – On June 14th, Ray Roberts announced that he would not return as the head football coach at Lake Washington High School. Roberts coached for the past two years and cited personal reasons for his decision. His overall record was two wins and 18 losses.
Principal Brad Malloy and Athletic Director George Crowder moved quickly to fill the vacancy by staying in the Lake Washington School District and offered a teaching position and head football coaching position to Steve Supple, a long-time defensive coordinator with over 24 years of varsity coaching experience who is a special education teacher at Eastlake High School.
From 1997-1998, Supple was the defensive coordinator at Redmond High School. During that time, the Mustangs were 17-3, going undefeated and winning the KingCo Championship in 1998.
Supple was the defensive coordinator at Eastlake High School from 2001-2004. In 2001, Eastlake went undefeated and won the KingCo Championship. After the 2005 season, Supple served two years as defensive coordinator for Luke Huard at Interlake and then returned to Eastlake in 2008 where he has been the defensive coordinator.
According LWHS Athletic Director Crowder: “Our school is fortunate to be able to bring in a highly respected and well qualified teacher and coach into the building. In addition, Coach Supple’s passion for football, his knowledge of the game and his commitment to constructing a winning program will allow the school to once again build a culture of pride surrounding our football team.”