Hockinson hires new football coach

Brian Schott has been hired to become the second high school football coach at Hockinson High School.

Schott, a Mountain View High School graduate, is a French teacher at West Linn (Ore.) High School, where he also served as the offensive coordinator on the freshman team. He has also served as a coach in football, basketball and baseball at Madison of Portland, Evergreen and Mountain View, as well as in Yuma, Ariz.

He also served as a coach consultant and player for Les Tigres de Nancy, an organization of American-style football in France. He is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, where he also played football.

“In addition to his breadth of coaching experience in multiple programs, we were most impressed with Brian’s deep level of passion for the student-athletes and vision for the program,” Hockinson principal Brian Lehner said. “We are confident that he will continue to strengthen the program that Rick Steele left in excellent shape.”

Schott replaces Rick Steele, who served as Hockinson’s first coach when the program was launched in 2004 through the 2012 season, leading the Hawks to three Class 2A Greater St. Helens League titles.

Lehner said 15 people applied for the position, of which three were interviewed for the job. The selection process was completed Monday night meeting of the Hockinson School Board.

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