District to hire new football coach, PE teacher
Buckaroo football players will see a new face on the sidelines this fall. Pending School Board approval, Pendleton High School will hire Erik Davis, an assistant football coach at Western Oregon University, as its new head football coach. The Pendleton School Board will consider Davis’ hiring at its Aug. 7 work session.
Davis will also serve as a health and physical education teacher at Pendleton High School.
“We’ve gone through an extensive search process with two rounds of interviews, and we feel we have found the best fit for the football program and the community,” said Tricia Mooney, Assistant Superintendent of the Pendleton School District. “We’re excited about what Erik will bring to the health and physical education department as well.”
Davis has a Master of Arts Degree in teaching from Western Oregon University. He played football at Redmond High School, before graduating and playing for both Boise State University and Western Oregon University. Davis was an assistant coach at Redmond High School from 2000-2003, and then was the Offensive Coordinator at Pendleton High School from 2005-2006. He most recently has served as assistant coach and head receivers coach, as well as pass game coordinator, at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore.
“I am humbled and excited about the opportunity to come back to Pendleton to teach, coach football and, most importantly, to have my family be a part of this community,” Davis said.
Davis will live in Pendleton with his wife, Molly, who is a registered nurse, sons Blake, 11, and Jackson, 8, and daughter Landrie, 3.