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By Andrew Christiansen

Timberwolf football launches Alan Hale era, fourth coach in five years


Andrew Christiansen

CONTINUITY: Coach Rick Kauffman watches during punt coverage/return drills at Goldendale. Kauffman provides continuity in the coaching staff as a returning coach and someone who has coached many of the players through baseball.

Alan Hale is the new skipper of the Goldendale Timberwolves football team this year, the fifth different head coach since Doyle Payne's final year in 2007 and fourth coach for the team in the past five years. Hale, an Eastern Washington University graduate, starts at Goldendale after a lengthy career teaching and coaching in Texas.

Hale will teach physical education at Goldendale Middle School. His chief assistant coaches are Rick Kauffman and Blake Lesko. Kauffman and Lesko lend continuity to the coaching staff with several years as assistants between them.

Most recently, Hale was a middle school coach in McKinney, Texas. Hale explains that McKinney had three high schools and five middl...

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