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Storied head coach Bob Johnson of Tri-Valley is stepping down. We look at that job and other openings and hires from throughout the state.

By: Sven Alskog
Published: 3/11/2019 4:25:10 PM
 





 
16 schools have posted jobs or hired for head football coaching positions for the 2019 season as of March 11. 

We expect a few more changes as the spring goes on and we will continue to update moving forward with any new information.

Below you will see all of the changes that have been announced so far.

Bonners Ferry
Previous Coach: Cory Kramer
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: The Badgers finished with a 1-8 record in each of the past three seasons after a playoff appearance and a 4-5 record in Kramer’s first year back in 2015. In four seasons, Kramer was 7-29 on the sideline in Bonners Ferry. 

Council
Previous Coach: Randy Nichols
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: After 18 seasons with Dan Shumway as the head coach, the Lumberjacks will now be moving on to their third coach in as many years. Nichols went 0-9 in one season. Council had zero seniors on the roster in 2018. The last win for the Lumberjacks came on October 28, 2016 against Garden Valley. 

Eagle
Previous Coach: Paul Peterson
New Coach: John Hartz

Sven’s Notes: Peterson established Eagle as one of the 5A powers in the state of Idaho during his 14 seasons, winning a state title in 2009 and leading the program to 12 consecutive playoff appearances. His overall record was 109-40. Hartz coached under Peterson for six seasons and has additional experience as an assistant at Timberlake, American Falls and Mountain Home. 

Filer
Previous Coach: Rob Anderson
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: In three seasons at Filer, Anderson’s Wildcats went 7-19. The last playoff appearance for the program came in 2015. 

Glenns Ferry
Previous Coach: Jake Shrum
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: After taking over for Laif Morrison in 2017, Shrum was left with major roster turnover after a senior-heavy group led the Pilots to nine wins and a semifinal appearance the year prior. Shrum’s overall record in two seasons was 5-13. 

Meridian
Previous Coach: Mike Virden
New Coach: John Zamberlin

Sven’s Notes: Virden’s second stint at Meridian lasted only one year, but he leaves former Idaho State University head coach John Zamberlin with a quality roster that appears ready to win immediately. The Warriors went 3-7 last season, but bring back plenty of talent on each side of the ball with double digit starters coming back. Zamberlin played in the NFL for the Chiefs and Patriots and has also coached at Central Washington, Weber State and in the Canadian Football League. Last season he was an assistant at Eagle.

Oakley
Previous Coach: Kade Craner
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: Plenty of success came to Oakley in four seasons under Craner, as the exiting head coach led the program to a 32-12 record and four consecutive playoff berths, including two championship appearances and a trip to the semifinals. 

Parma
Previous Coach: Jake Walgamott
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: Walgamott coached the Panthers for five seasons and led the program to a 14-32 record. The highlight of his time on the sideline was a 24-14 first round playoff win in 2015 over Timberlake to put Parma in the quarterfinals. The school also made the playoffs in 2014 in Walgamott’s first year. 

Priest River
Previous Coach: Justin Torfin
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: Torfin, previously the running backs coach at the College of Idaho, led the Spartans to a 3-5 record in one season on the sideline. The new hire will be the fourth head coach in four years for the program. 

Salmon
Previous Coach: Jason Linger
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: Salmon has not made a playoff appearance since 2014 and last had a winning record in 2012. Linger went 2-13 in two seasons as the head coach. 

Salmon River
Previous Coach: Charlie Shepherd
New Coach: Ty Medley

Sven’s Notes: Legendary head coach Charlie Shepherd steps aside in Riggins after 11 seasons and five football state titles. Medley steps in to fill his shoes after serving as an assistant for the past few years. 

Shelley
Previous Coach: Jake Monahan
New Coach: Josh Wells

Sven’s Notes: Monahan resigned as the head coach of the Russets after leading the program to a 26-15 record in four seasons, highlighted by a state championship appearance in 2016 and a trip to the semifinals in 2017. Shelley has the smallest enrollment count in the entire 4A classification according to the enrollment figures released by the Idaho High School Activities Association. Wells was most recently an assistant at West Jefferson and also the strength and conditioning coach there. He is a 2007 graduate of Shelley High School. 

Tri-Valley
Previous Coach: Bob Johnson
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: After leading the Titans to a state championship appearance in 2017, Johnson led the co-op to a 4-4 record last season. The legendary coach also helped Cambridge to a state championship in 1975, prior to the forming of the co-op with Midvale. Johnson coached at Weiser for 24 years, Cambridge for seven seasons and at Melba for three years. 

Troy
Previous Coach: Toby Foster
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: Foster went 3-15 in two years as the head coach of the Trojans. Last year Troy had zero seniors on the roster. 

West Jefferson
Previous Coach: Jason Taylor
New Coach: TBD

Sven’s Notes: Taylor experienced plenty of success in Terreton, finishing with a record of 30-19 in five seasons and leading the Panthers to playoff appearances in each of those years. When Taylor took over, West Jefferson was on a 17-game losing streak and had not won a game in over two years. 

Wood River
Previous Coach: Kevin Stilling
New Coach: Shane Carden

Sven’s Notes: Stilling (38-52) set the mark for most wins by a coach in program history over ten years at Wood River. He gives way to former East Carolina University quarterback Shane Carden, who served as the offensive coordinator in Hailey last season. Carden was the Conference USA MVP in 2013, American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2014 and spent time with the Chicago Bears. He also played in the German Football League, Canadian Football League and Arena Football League.

 

 


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