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November 23, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Inglemoor football coach and athletic director Frank Naish resigns after 34 seasons

Frank Naish, Inglemoor’s football coach and athletic director, resigned on Wednesday.

Naish just completed his 34th season as the head coach at Inglemoor and his 39th season overall. He entered this year as the longest-tenured coach in the greater Seattle area and as the winningest KingCo coach of all time. He leaves Inglemoor with a record of 189-137.

“Coach Naish was a good coach,” Inglemoor senior punter Willie Augustavo said. “He was well liked by his players, and I think he will be greatly missed out on the football field.”

After spending five seasons at O’Dea, Naish took over Inglemoor in time for the 1979 season. He led the Vikings to the state championship game in 1993, which they eventually lost to Tumwater.

Naish, who also handled athletic director responsibilities, was the state’s third-longest tenured active coach behind Tumwater’s Sid Otton and Meridian’s Bob Ames.

The Vikings went just 2-7 this season and started a season 0-4 for the first time in Naish’s tenure. Inglemoor is 19-20 in the last four season.

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