Longtime Kennedy Catholic High School Soccer Coach Doug Stamnes announced this week that he’ll be retiring after 32 successful years.
The girls team record under Coach Stamnes’ leadership is an impressive 480-76-41, and includes 21 league titles and 5 state titles (plus 2 state titles coaching boys soccer).
Coach Bob Bourgette expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to Stamnes for his tireless dedication to Kennedy Catholicâ€”the student athletes, his fellow coaches and the entire school community.
In 2014, Stamnes was inducted into the Kennedy Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame. He will be recognized for his 32 years of dedication to soccer this spring.
NEW COACH NAMED
Ms. Michelle Beattie has been named Head Coach of Girls Soccer at Kennedy Catholic High School. Coach Beattie began her career playing soccer at age 5 and competed for Emerald City FC, Bishop Blanchet High School and Central Washington University. While a collegiate student-athlete at Central Washington she was named captain, garnered All-Conference (GNAC) honors, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health.
Following graduation, Michelle pursued her love of coaching soccer at Emerald City FC, Seattle United, Eckstein Middle School, Roosevelt High School, Ballard High School, Bellevue College, and Peter Fewing Soccer Camps. In June of 2012, Michelle earned a Master’s of Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington. Throughout her graduate program she interned at Seattle University as a Student-Athlete Academic Advisor and earned a position as the Director of Operations for the Seattle University Men’s Soccer team, which she held for two years before leaving to follow her other passion of teaching.
Michelle is a Health and Fitness teacher at Kennedy Catholic. Coach Beattie has her USSF â€œDâ€ Coaching-License and 2014-15 will mark Coach Beattie’s first season with the Kennedy Catholic Girlsâ€™ Soccer Program. With a true love for the game and its life-lessons, she is excited to share her passion with others.
“We have hired an amazing coach,” said Mike Prato, President of Kennedy Catholic. “She has soccer and coaching experience at all levels. She understands high school athletics and she has a great ability to communicate. She’s a perfect fit for what we’re trying to accomplish here and to take our soccer program to the next level.”
ABOUT KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Kennedy Catholic is a co-ed four year high school located in Burien, WA. It is a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Seattle. It is the schoolâ€™s mission to remain accessible, diverse and to inspire every student to pursue her/his fullest potential. For more information contact [email protected] or call 206.226.5679.