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Charlie Kinnune

Head Coach

Charlie Kinnune is entering his 27th season as Head Football Coach for Mount Si High School. He was a 1981 graduate of Issaquah High School. He was a KingCo All League player in 1978, 79 and 80, Washington AP All State Team C in 79 & 80, an East-West All State participant in 1981 and a member of the KingCo "All Decade" 1980's Team. Coach Kinnune played college ball at Spokane Community College in 1981 and 82 and went on to play for Western Washington in 1983. His coaching experiences include: Western Washington Assistant Coach in 1984, 85 & 86, Kentridge High Assistant Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach in 1990 & 91. Some of his accolades in coaching the Wildcats include: KingCo Head Coach of the Year 2006 and 2012, recipient of the Pro Athletes Outreach Wall of Fame Award at Bellevue Athletic Club (2009), “NFL High School Coach of the Week” in 2012, and the WIAA District 2 “Coach of the Year” for 2013.
 
Over the last 25 years, his teams are perfect in district playoff games (8-0), including the school’s first playoff victory in the 4A classification in 2015. His teams have established school records in wins, total offense, total defense, and many individual categories. His teams have produced numerous All-Conference and All-State athletes, in addition to over 70 graduates that have moved on to play football in the college and junior college ranks. He has had numbers of assistant coaches recognized by the conference and the media for their accomplishments during his tenure. He has had numerous former players go in to coaching because they were impacted by his passionate dedication to young people and the great game of football. His coaching staff regularly includes former players who return to be a part of the Mount Si Football program.  


Wayne Lewis

Assistant Head Coach

  • Defensive Coordinator
  • Line Backers
  • On the Wildcat Football staff for 23 years. 

Other coaching positions include: Assistant Coach Decatur High School, Head Coach SMS 
Attended Decatur High School. Played football as Line Backer and Running Back. High School Awards: All-State and Inducted into Federal Way School District Hall of Fame. 
Attended Western WA University 1984-89. Played college football as a Line Backer. College Awards: Two-time All-American, 3 time defensive MVP, Member of the All-Century team, Career tackles leader, played in Italy and England 
Currently employed at Mount Si HS as a teacher. 


Taylor Mitchell

Varsity Associate Head Coach, Defensive Backs, Special Teams

Entering his 1st season at Mount Si as an Assistant Coach after graduating from Mount Si in 2011. Went on to play at Humboldt State University from 2011-2015 then coached the Linebackers at both Harding University and Humboldt State. Most recently served as a Recruiting Specialist at the University of Washington in Player Personnel.

Steve Botulinski

Varsity - Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line

  • On the Wildcat Football staff for 9 years (2007, 2010-Present).
  • Other coaching positions include: Twin Falls Middle School Head Football Coach (2008-2009), Mount Si High School Head Girls Golf Coach (2014-Present).
  • Attended Mt. SI High School-played football as a three year starter at Defensive End/Tight End.

Recognition-2000-2nd team All-King-Co Tight End; 2001-All State Nominee TE, 1st team All-King-Co Tight End/2nd team All-King-Co Defensive End, Team Captain 2001, Team MVP 2001, National Football Foundation Academic Scholar, and MSHS Athlete of the year. Attended Western Washington University 2001-2006-played football as a Tight End for two seasons.
Currently employed at Mount Si High School as a World History and American Law teacher.

Chris Jackson

Varsity - Defensive Line
24th year on MSHS football staff as offensive and defensive line coach Attended Issaquah High School, playing football as Offensive and Defensive Tackle. Attended Whitman College 1984-1989; WWU 1990-1991 Currently Employed by: Mt Si High School teaching English for 24 years.

Josh Mitchell

Varsity - Offensive Line, Tight Ends
Varsity Tight Ends coach and Assistant Offensive Line. I played at Mount Si and went on to play four years at Oregon State. I also wrestled throughout high school. I was a first team all Pac 12 center my senior year. My degree is in Sociology. I am also the head wrestling coach at Mount Si. I am very happy to be a part of this staff and to be able to give back to these kids and this great sport. It's been awesome working under my old head coach who I believe is the best head coach in the state. 

Ken Gunderson

Varsity - Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
Now entering his 7th season at Mt Si High School as the offensive coordinator / QB coach1981 graduate of Issaquah High school, where I played football and baseball. Went on to the University of Puget Sound where I played baseball. Started coaching in 2002 at Liberty High School, where I coached RB's DB's and QB's. Became the offensive coordinator in 2008 and in 2009.

Brett Bergstrom

Varsity - Defensive Backs, Strength and Conditioning
 

  • Played at Mount Si High School
  • Played in the East vs West
  • 2 years at Shasta College as Free Safety
  • 3 years at Eastern Washington as Safety and kicker
  • Played 1year for the New Orleans Saints
  • First year coaching safeties

Chris Moore

Varsity - Wide Receivers
Entering his 5th year on Mt Si football staff. Attended Issaquah High School - played wide receiver and defensive back. Voted 1st team All-KingCo WR and DB. 1990 East-West All State participant.
Attended Western Washington University – four year letter winner in football. Chris is also the 1992 ESPY AWARDS Winner for the "1992 College Football Play of the Year"! 

Gregg Meyers

Varsity  -  Special Teams Coordinator, Linebackers
Entering his 17th year on football staff at Mt Si High School. Played for Prospect High, OR in 74-78, College football at Southern Oregon State. Skyline 7 All league RB/LB. East-West All State Alternate. Gregg is also the Boy's Head Track and field coach and is an award winning Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher at Mount Si.

Hugh Millen

Varsity - Skills Coach
Coach Hugh Attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle, then continued on at the University of Washington. This is his second year coaching at the High School Level.

Randy Griffin

Varsity - Assistant Coach, Equipment Manager
Randy is entering his 20th year in the Wildcat program.
He has served in many capacities with the junior football league.
Randy also coached at Chief Kanim for 3 years.

Jean Hillel

Varsity - Film & Scout Director
Played 7 years, coaching for 25+years and won 1 championships (1 Quebec and 1 Capital HS in Olympia WA). Coaching with MSHS for the past 7 years and the past 5 years my role is film manager, it includes (but not limited to): coordination of the video crew (7 Cameramen), Hudl manager (for rosters, coaches, playbook, game/practice schedule, etc.), managing team video in Hudl (all practices, games and opponent scout, post game posting cut game film for coaches use), maintain our 5 IP cameras systems at MSHS Stadium operational.

Brian Tawney

Freshman Head Coach

Entering his 9th Year coaching at Mt. Si, Brian graduated from Eastlake high school in 1996 and then spent 6 years in the Navy. He then walked on and played Outside Linebacker at the University of Washington where he lettered twice and won scout player of the week twice (vs. Oregon and Washington State) as well as Tyee Council Award for community outreach.
 
He helped coach football at Chief Kanim during the 07 season and at Twin Falls the 09 season before moving up to the high school level where he is now the head coach of the Freshmen football team. “I just want to thank the staff here for giving me an opportunity to coach and give back to a game that has given me so much.”

Jeremy Adams

Freshman - Offensive and Defensive Line
This is Jeremy’s first year with MSHS football. He is the C-team lineman coach 
Jeremy is originally from Texas. He has coached in the Snoqualmie Valley for 7 years in multiple sports. He has also been a mentor and youth leader for over 20 years.  Jeremy has played over 20 seasons of football including University of Washington where he recently gained the honor of being named a Husky Football Legend with Run to Win Outreach by playing both Guard and Tackle at 6 feet 8 inches 450 pounds running the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds dubbing him the "Biggest Husky Ever, Mount Adams!"  Jeremy is married to his best friend. They have 4 children and they all take joy in serving the community.

Ralph Riden

Freshman Coach - Offensive Line, Defensive Line
Coach Riden has been in public education for 40 plus years. During that time he has held a variety of positions. He was a teacher and coach for eleven years before deciding to become an administrator.  He was a building principal and a district level administrator in both the Vancouver, Washington and Beaverton, Oregon school districts. This is his fourteenth year of coaching football, most recently at Auburn Riverside High School. He has also been an assistant basketball coach and head baseball coach at the high school level. Coached Riden received his Bachelors Degree from Washington State University, his Masters from Lewis and Clark College, and his Administrative Credentials from Portland State University. He has two grown sons who were high school athletes One played football at the collegiate level. His wife Marlene and he recently moved to the Snoqualmie area where his older son and family live as well.

Medical Staff

Head Athletic Trainer - Katelyn Hansen
 
Assistant Training Staff
  • Katia Desiderio
  • Macey Sanchez

TEAM SUPPORT STAFF

Physicians
Dr. Tyler Nathe, M.D.
Dr. Erik Brand, M.D.
 
Photographer
Curt Carlson

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