Charlie Kinnune

Coach of the Year: Mount Si’s Charlie Kinnune picks up peer award

Mount Si High School football coach Charlie Kinnune picked up the WIAA District 2 Coach of the Year award for the 2013 season. He received the honor while attending the Washington State Coaches Association Awards Dinner, Friday, Jan. 24, in Everett, accompanied by Mount Si Athletic Director Greg Hart.

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5:34pm
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Mount Si High School football coach Charlie Kinnune picked up the WIAA District 2 Coach of the Year award for the 2013 season.

He received the honor while attending the Washington State Coaches Association Awards Dinner, Friday, Jan. 24, in Everett, accompanied by Mount Si Athletic Director Greg Hart.

“I have never considered a coach of the year award to be a personal award. I consider it to be a program award,” Kinnune said of the recognition. “With this award my fellow coaches are saying that our program was the top program this season.”

Kinnune has helmed Mount Si’s football program for 22 years of his 30-year coaching career. He coached at Western Washington University from 1984 to 1986 and for Kentridge High School from 1987 to 1991.

“A strong football program consists of great athletes, supportive administrators, positively involved parents and good athletic  facilities. Mount Si High School has all four elements,” stated Kinnune. He thanked Hart for his continued support for the student athletes at Mount Si, as well as his coaching staff for their years of hard work. “We have a great group of coaches who work well with kids and encourage their development to become as good as they can become,” Kinnune stated.

 

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