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Adam Mathieson hired as football head coach at Camas High School

Mathieson served as head coach at Mountain View for 15 seasons

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: January 24, 2024, 2:33pm

Adam Mathieson’s hiatus as football head coach lasted one season.

Camas High School hired Mathieson, the former Mountain View coach, as its new head coach for football on Wednesday, athletic director Stephen Baranowski said.

Last April, Mathieson stepped down after 15 seasons as the head coach at Mountain View after Evergreen Public Schools eliminated the athletic director positions at its high schools and delegated those duties onto associated principals. Mathieson also served as athletic director at Mountain View.

Last fall, Mathieson joined the staff at Camas High School as athletic coordinator and served as an assistant football coach at Camas under Jack Hathaway.

Hathaway stepped down earlier this month after three seasons as head coach at Camas.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring in someone of Adam’s caliber and character to lead our program,” Baranowski said. “As an assistant coach this past year, he earned the respect and support of the players and coaching staff, and as our next head coach he will continue to build on the legacy that Jack and the staff have created over the last 20 years.”

Mathieson said he was humbled to be provided the opportunity to lead the Camas football program.

“It is obviously a program rich in tradition, in a community that passionately supports its students and athletes,” Mathieson said. “From Bob Holman, who led the Papermakers to their first league championship in 36 years in 2005, to Jon Eagle, and more recently Jack Hathaway, the last few decades have been filled with unparalleled success on the field.”

Prior to coming to Mountain View in 2007, Mathieson had coaching stints at Meridian High School in Bellingham, Ferndale High School and Western Washington University.

Mathieson amassed 108 wins in 15 years at Mountain View, won six league titles and led the Thunder to the Class 3A state semifinals in 2018.

“Adam is someone who will establish strong relationships with our players and families, be a mentor to his athletes, and bring a breadth of experience and knowledge to our coaching staff in this role,” Baranowski said. “In finding our next head coach, we wanted someone who would be a kid magnet and positive force for our program, while also being someone who would challenge our players to reach new heights.  We feel we are checking all those boxes in selecting Adam as our next head coach.”