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Cascade High School reorganizes track and cross country coach positions

Bill Hull appointed head coach for Cascade’s cross country program.
Bill Hull, Cascade High School's cross country head coach, has coached cross country for 26 years. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

By Mary Waggoner, Everett Public Schools Director of Communications.

Coach Steve Bertrand says, “I look forward to years of continued service.”

In a joint announcement on Friday, January 23, 2015, Cascade High School Principal Cathy Woods and District Athletic Director Robert Polk introduced Bill Hull as the head coach for Cascade’s cross country program.

In both head coach and assistant coach roles, Hull has coached cross country for 26 years. He also teaches fitness at Cascade High. He will assume full leadership of the cross country program when the season begins in August.

Woods and Polk confirmed that the reorganization of coaches opens up resources for other changes.

“We will be recruiting female assistant coaches for cross country to strengthen the girls’ participation on the team,” said Polk. “This is good for students.”

In the reorganized cross country coaching structure, Steve Bertrand will be an assistant coach. He will also serve as an assistant coach for Cascade’s track program this spring, a position he accepted after resigning from the position of head track coach.

Coach Bertrand said today of the reorganization, “I would like to thank Superintendent Gary Cohn, Cascade Principal Cathy Woods, and Everett Coaches’ Association President Rachel Zupke for their time and attention. I am pleased that I will be able to continue to work with kids. I am very appreciative and humbled by the support from this community, and I look forward to years of continued service.”

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