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Sean McDonald leaves Kalama to become head football coach at Woodland

McDonald was 66-14 with three state titles in sevens seasons at Kalama

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

Woodland High School has hired Sean McDonald as its new varsity football head coach pending school board approval, athletic director Paul Huddleston announced Monday.

McDonald led Kalama to a 66-14 record in seven seasons as the Chinooks’ head coach. Kalama won three 2B state championships under his guidance — 2017, 2018 and 2021.

“His record speaks for itself, but it’s about more than that for us,” Huddleston said. “He is a high character person that truly cares about his athletes and students. He obviously knows what it takes to be competitive at a high level in high school football and we’re excited that he’ll be bringing that to Woodland.”

McDonald will also be a physical education teacher at Woodland.

“He brings not only a passion for football but also strength and conditioning, which makes him a perfect fit for what we are trying to do here within our athletic program,” Huddleston said. “He will also be in our PE department, so we are excited for him to have the opportunity to impact so much more than just our football program.”

McDonald replaces Mike Woodward, who resigned after five seasons as the Beavers’ head coach in February to take over the program at Battle Ground.

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