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Lomax resigns as Fort’s football coach

By Meg Wochnick, Columbian staff writer
Published: January 3, 2020, 1:33pm

Ex-NFL quarterback Neil Lomax has resigned as Fort Vancouver High School’s head football coach after two seasons, said James Ensley, the school’s athletic director.

Lomax, who quarterbacked St. Louis and Phoenix in the NFL from 1981-’88, was instrumental in getting Fort to be an independent status in football only. The Trappers left the 3A Greater St. Helens League after the 2018 season and went 1-8 this past fall as an independent. The team snapped a 30-game losing streak in October when it beat 2B Northwest Christian of Lacey.

Fort is expected to be independent in football again in 2020. The two-year coaching stint marked Lomax’s first head-coaching job after assisting at Portland’s Roosevelt High under now-Evergreen head coach Christian Swain for seven seasons.

The football coaching change is the eighth at Fort since 2001. The school has won 15 football games since 2005.