Arlington coach Tramp retires
August 27, 2008 · Updated 7:10 PM
After two seasons under head coach Tim Tramp, Arlington is looking for its next football coach.
In a Feb. 26 letter, Tramp offered his resignation, citing a desire to spend more time with his family, which is located in Redmond.
In Tramps first season with Arlington, he coached then-senior quarterback Trevor Milless to an appearance in the All-State Game. In his second season, Arlington achieved a 4-6 regular season, earning a 3A playoff berth. Their postseason opened in a loss against Auburn, Nov. 2.
Arlington High School athletic director Allen Jefferson credited Tramp for helping build the program both off the field as well as on.
I appreciate what hes done for Arlington High School, Jefferson said. He brought organization with technology and filming. The things he did were a real advancement for us.
Jefferson didnt discount Tramps influence with the players on the field though, adding that one of his favorite moments over the past season was Arlingtons win over Marysville-Pilchuck to end the regular season.
Marysville was an excellent team and our kids did everything right, he said. Our kids went out and played their hearts out.
For one of those kids, the personal highlight was defeating I-5 rival Stanwood in the Stilly Cup in 2007.
We had a really good time and were sad to see him go, added senior running back Michael Keating. But we understand he needs to spend some time with his family, and I think the underclassmen understand that, too.
Jefferson said he intends to see the position filled as soon as possible.
Between winter weightroom training, spring camps and summer practices, a new coach needs to be in place to mold the new team. The new coach will also oversee an Arlington football team competing at the 4A level in Wesco North after two years of 3A designation.
Though Jefferson himself will be retiring at the end of the school year, he hopes to be a part of the process to select the next coach.
Ive been here 21 years and Im not going anywhere, he said.