Hazen football coach steps down

March 5, 2014

Hazen High School football coach Drew Oliver announced on the team’s Facebook page that he will leave the Highlanders to coach his alma mater, Newport High School.

Oliver took over the program in 2009, and under his direction, Hazen returned to the state playoffs during the 2011 season, for the first time since 1993.

Drew Oliver

Drew Oliver

“I feel that the program at Hazen is in a much better place now than it was five years ago, and I’m confident that with the fine community of support and culture of hard work we’ve created, it will continue to get even better,” he wrote.

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Hazen football coach selected as Seahawks Coach of the Week

September 12, 2011

Hazen High School football coach Drew Oliver was selected Sept 3. for the Seattle Seahawks’ High School Coach of the Week award for its week 1 winners after Hazen defeated Blaine 35-32 in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic.

Senior running back Cody Taylor was also selected as the Seattle Times’ 3A Player of the Week award for the same game.

Each week during the high school football season, the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association select two high school football coaches for the award.

John Peterson of Willapa Valley High School was also awarded week 1 honors.

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