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April 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Marysville Getchell hires Davis Lura to coach football

Davis Lura was looking for an opportunity to move back to Snohomish County.

The former West Seattle coach found the opportunity he was looking for at Marysville Getchell, becoming the new school’s first football coach.

“I’m very excited,” Lura said. “It was an opportunity to come back to the area I grew up in. I’m a Stanwood boy, which is just down the road and I also student taught at Marysville High School.”

Lura said he just finished ordering equipment and is going through the process of assembling his coaching staff.

“I’m excited about being back in this area and excited about the fact that it’s a brand new school that’s never had a football program before and being able to be the first one to be the head coach at this school,” he said. “We’re hoping to get everything set so we can do our regular camps and spring ball in June, but the way things are going we may have to set it back this year and go into July.”

During Lura’s four years at West Seattle, the team was 23-18. Prior to coaching the Wildcats he spent time as an assistant Ballard and Mountlake Terrace. He played college football at Central Washington.

“It was just time to move on,” he said. “I’ve wanted to get up to this area. I was looking to get out of the Seattle area, just because of family reasons and trying to get back home.”

The Marysville School District also announced this week that Wayne Nash will coach girls soccer, Mindy Staudinger will coach volleyball and Robert Sherry will coach boys tennis at Marysville Getchell.


Marysville-Pilchuck High School has hired Paul Bartley to coach girls soccer.

Here are coaching bios of those hired at Marysville-Pilchuck and Marsyville Getchell, which were provided in a press release this week.


The Tomahawks have hired Paul Bartley, a long time soccer coach in the Snohomish County area, to lead the Marysville-Pilchuck Girls Soccer team for the 2011-12 season. Paul has coached at the high school level for both boys and girls in the Everett and Marysville School Districts for the past several years. Paul is currently the JV boys coach at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Marysville Getchell:

The Chargers hired the following individuals to lead Marysville Getchell into their inaugural fall sport season.

Davis Lura has been named the head coach for the Charger football program. He comes to Marysville from the Seattle School District where he served as the head coach at West Seattle High School and assisted at Ballard as well as Mountlake Terrace High School. Davis is a Stanwood High School graduate and received his college degree from Central Washington University where he played football.

Wayne Nash has been named the head coach for the Charger Girls’ Soccer Program at Marysville Getchell. Wayne has co-coached girl’s soccer at Jefferson High School in Federal Way and Marysville School District. Wayne currently serves as a graduation liaison for the Marysville School District and assists for the Cascade High School Boys’ Soccer Program.

Mindy Staudinger has been named the head coach for the Getchell Volleyball Program. Mindy has an impressive resume as a player where she was a multiple year all-conference athlete at Marysville-Pilchuck and went on to star at Montana State University. Mindy has been a very successful coach in the volleyball select arena and looks forward to building a strong program at Marysville Getchell.

Robert Sherry will be the Marysville Getchell Head Boys’ Tennis coach. Robert has been the long time head coach at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Robert’s strong background in Wesco Tennis will be significant in the building of the Charger Tennis Program. Robert teaches social studies in the International School of Communication on the Marysville Getchell Campus.



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