Lakeside School sent out a press release Friday to announce it hired Casey Selfridge to coach football.
Here is the press release:
Lakeside School announced today that it has hired Casey Selfridge as its new head football coach. Selfridge takes over a program that went 2-8 last year playing a mixed-classification independent schedule. Lakeside will play as an independent again this season, and is slated to return to the 3A Metro League in 2012.
“Administration, staff, and parents have shown tremendous support for Lakeside football during the entire hiring process and, as a new coach, I could not ask for more supportive team to join,” Selfridge said. “I am passionate about this game, and the positive effect it can have on a school, community, and — most importantly — a young man’s life. I’m eager to get to work with the young men here at Lakeside as we prepare for this fall.”
Selfridge comes to Lakeside from Meadowdale High School, where he has coached and taught since 2006. This past season, he served as the lead coach and offensive play caller for the junior varsity team and coached the varsity offensive line under head coach Mark Stewart.
In Selfridge’s time on the staff, the Mavericks have experienced great success, compiling a 36-19 overall record and reaching the state playoffs in each of the last four years. His classroom duties at Meadowdale have included teaching biology, botany, genetics, and physical science. He will continue teaching there next year.
Selfridge traces his football roots to some of the Puget Sound region’s most successful programs. He played his scholastic football for Ed Fisher at South Kitsap High School, finishing his career there with an undefeated senior season and a 4A state championship.
He then went on to play for two years in college for Frosty Westering at Pacific Lutheran University. A true student-athlete during his football career, Selfridge graduated third in his class of 500 at South Kitsap and is a cum laude graduate of PLU. He also holds a master of arts in teaching from Seattle Pacific University.
“When we look at Casey, we see someone who has been a part of successful programs, worked with successful mentors, and learned how to carry that success forward,” said Lakeside Athletic Director Abe Wehmiller. “He has an impressive vision for our program and the passion to turn it into a reality. We’re excited to see him get started.”