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Mountain View tabs ex-Lincoln (Seattle) coach as new football coach

Aaron Hart spent past 4 seasons at the Metro League school

By Meg Wochnick, Columbian staff writer
Published: June 2, 2023, 10:20am

Mountain View High School has gone north to find its next head football coach. 

Aaron Hart, who previously coached at Class 3A Lincoln High School of Seattle, is the Thunder’s new coach. He first announced the news Friday on social media and Evergreen Public Schools district athletic director Cale Piland confirmed the news to The Columbian. 

Hart replaces Adam Mathieson, who resigned in April after 15 seasons. 

Hart became Lincoln’s football coach when the school reopened in 2019, but resigned in May after four seasons citing safety concerns for his players as the program moves to the Metro League’s Mountain Division, according to The Seattle Times. 

Lincoln went 6-3 overall last fall and finished in a three-way tie for first place in the Metro League’s Sound Division. 

In 2022, Mountain View went 5-5 overall and lost to Rainier Beach in the 3A state preliminary round. The Thunder open the 2023 season hosting 1A Nooksack Valley on Sept. 1. 

Hart’s hiring is the fifth football coaching change in Clark County this off-season, joining Heritage (Kevin Peterson), Columbia River (DeWayne Patterson), Seton Catholic (Dan Chase) and King’s Way Christian (Dale Rule).