Timberline (Boise) High School
Conference: 5A Southern Idaho Conference - West Division Pod A
Head Coach: Kirk Copeland
Years as Head Coach: 5th
Previous Experience: Former Head Baseball Coach at Bonneville High School, former assistant coach football and baseball at Bonneville High School. One year student coaching at Montana State University. Nineteenth year coaching high school sports.
Record Last Year: 4-6
State Titles: None
Jerod Morehouse, Jeff Owens, Rob Hindberg, Will Burns, Curtis Haines, Derik Scudder, Rich Harris, Andy Deloney, KC Croner, tyler Knight, Todd Amundson, Tim Strodtbeck, Matt Bunch, Justin Jackson, Chuck Johnson, Chuck Hayes, Eric Berger, John Prickett.
Who do you have coming back this year?
(Allen Attao center, fullback, d-line, linebacker Senior)
(Tyus Zimmerman Running back, LB Senior)
(Kaden Stewart O-Line, D-Line Senior)
(Manassee Mulner O-line, D-line Junior)
(Riley Amundson WR Senior)
(Zerek Zimmerman WR, DB Junior
(Paul Michael Dewitt LB, FB Senior)
(Zach Wagner LB, FB Senior)
(Kyler Segale LB Senior)
(Reno Moss LB Senior)
(Peyton Wilner DB, WR Senior)
(Shasten Jolly TE Senior)
(Brian Uhlrickson QB Senior)
(Josh Gropp DE Senior)
Any Returning Players with Honors?
(Zach Charme All Conference, All State Punter)
(Terek Zimmerman 2nd team all-conference)
(Tyus Zimmerman 2nd team all-conference)
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Michael Stefanic QB,
Don Hill DE,
Drew Welch LB,
Corey Krueger DB,
Jake Templeton OL,
Trent Browne DB
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Marcus Chanthao DB,
Seth Millington DB,
Payton Harris WR,
Justin Lavin QB,
Chad Turner OL,
Mitchell Peirsol LB,
Josh Minor DL,
Alex Gilbert OL
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Good strength and size on the O-line; excellent play at running back, depth at runningback. Multiple formation offense, run the ball down hill. Tyus Zimmerman is a potential all-conference, state RB, and we have a solid line with our center Allen Attao, and guard Kaden Stewart. We also have returner Manasse Mulner.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
An experienced linebacker corp—all returners. Paul Michael and Zach Wagner are tremendous inside with good play and speed on the outside with Kyler Segale and Reno Moss. One of the conferences best DB’s in Payton Wilner.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We need to score more on offense and be more consistent on defense. Defensively we need to reduce the number of big plays we give up. We need to create more turnovers and sudden change of possession scoring opportunities.
Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
We personify team as our spokesperson and our motto is “I forgot what it’s like to be an individual.” Our team understands this is the only way they can improve on last year’s success.
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
How hard they have worked and how excited they are to play the game. It gives me motivation to go out and work with them everyday.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Capital—they haven’t lost to another Boise city team in over a decade. It’s fun to play a team that consistently plays at that level.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Maintain health and excitement. Everything is going to have to be fast paced and fun.
If you could change one rule in high school football, what would it be?
Instantaneous and enthusiastic stoppage of play when someone loses a helmet.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
120 kids I get to work with and for. They are now the sole reason I coach this game. Hopefully, we can make some type of difference.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
My assistant coaches, colleagues, and players. Our staff is truly supportive of our students and all of their endeavors.