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Endsley, Moore hired as head coaches

 


The Grand Coulee Dam School District approved the contracts of two new coaches at Lake Roosevelt High School and a fourth grade teacher for the elementary school.

Approved Monday, during a special meeting, were Casey Moore, for girls’ soccer, and Loren Endsley as head football coach.

Moore, who works for the Colville Tribes, recently convinced the school board to offer girls’ soccer this fall for Lake Roosevelt athletes.

The board approved the proposal and found some $21,500 to begin the program. Turnouts begin Aug. 22.

Six schools in the North Central Washington B-2 League already offer girls’ soccer programs: Brewster, Bridgeport, Liberty Bell, Manson, Oroville and Tonasket.

Some 27 girls had responded to a poll of interest. At the time of the soccer presentation, board members showed some concern that soccer might take away from other sports programs, but in the end decided to move forward and offer the sport this fall.

Then-athletic director Richard Black told the board that a tentative schedule had already been worked out.

Endsley, a physical education teacher at Lake Roosevelt High School, was assistant football coach last year under head coach Geary Oliver.

The district found itself at an awkward moment when it decided to follow district history of offering head coaching positions to teaching staff first.

The district had already issued a contract for this fall’s football program to Oliver, and in an awkward situation asked him to step down. While Oliver disagreed with the change, he eventually offered his resignation. The two positions were advertised, and Moore and Endsley were selected. Football practice also begins Aug. 22.

Hired as a fourth-grade teacher in the LR Elementary School was Jeremy Crollard. Crollard has taught four years in the Manson School District.

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