Prep football playoff seeding committee announced for 2018 season

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:27pm
  • Sports

The WIAA has announced the members of its Football Seeding Committee for the 2018 season.

The committee will be tasked with seeding the 16 teams in each WIAA classification – including eight teams for the 1B classification – for the State Football Championships.

Teams will still qualify for the playoffs through the WIAA district allocation system, and the committee will have no bearing upon which teams qualify for the state tournament. Once the field is determined, the seeding committee will rank and place teams in the first round of the bracket based on their performance throughout the regular season and playoffs. The system will replace the draw system, which has been used in previous seasons.

The committee is scheduled to meet before the season starts on Aug. 12, and again at the conclusion of Week 10 to assign seeding position.

An application process was used to select knowledgeable and qualified people from around the state. The selected members were divided into three committees to focus on specific classifications.

1B/2B Seeding Committee

1. Brian Bailey, head coach, Entiat High School

2. Jon Davidson, retired coach, currently assists at Toutle Lake

3. Jay Hawkins, head coach, Tonasket HS

4. Jim Holman, head coach, Asotin HS

5. Kyle Kimble, head coach, Pomeroy HS

6. Buck Marsh, superintendent/athletic director/head coach at Darrington HS

7. Tom Sanchez, AD/former head coach, South Bend HS

8. Aaron Van Tuyl, sports reporter, The Daily Chronicle

9. Matthew Evans, publisher of Evans Rankings

10. Doug Ashmore, former coach, Napavine, Onalaska, Centralia

Ryland Spencer, Cascadia Preps

Scott Odiorne, ScoreCzar Rankings

1A/2A Seeding Committee

1. Elia Ala’ilima-Daley, former head coach and AD at Cascade (Leavenworth)

2. Pat Alexander, retired, 41-year assistant coach, Tumwater HS.

3. Brycen Bye, head coach, Clarkston HS

4. Jay Dodd, head coach, Blaine HS

5. John Hallead, head coach, Columbia (White Salmon) HS

6. Cody Lamb, head coach, LaSalle HS

7. Shawn Perkins, head coach, Mark Morris HS

8. Dan Teeter, head coach, Lakewood HS

9. Jeff Weible, head coach, North Kitsap HS

10. Jim Wright, head coach, Sultan HS

Ryland Spencer, Cascadia Preps

Scott Odiorne, ScoreCzar Rankings

3A/4A Seeding Committee

1. John Barrington, AD, Mead HS

2. Ross Filkins, AD and head coach, Peninsula HS

3. Matthew Gracey, head coach, Heritage HS

4. Monte Kohler, head coach/AD, O’Dea HS

5. William Marsh, retired AD /head coach, Eastside Cathholic HS

6. Adam Mathieson, AD/head coach, Mountain View HS

7. Scott Nordi, AD at Lakes HS, Gridiron Classic co-coordinator

8. Mark Perry, AD, Snohomish HS

9. Jay Turner, head coach, Oak Harbor HS

10. Lauren Smith, The News Tribune and The Olympian

Ryland Spencer, Cascadia Preps

Scott Odiorne, ScoreCzar Rankings

More in Sports

Fully charged for state

Kentridge devours district field to reach the 4A tournament for the first time since 2001

Kent-area athletes part the waters at state

Kentridge diver McKnight takes second

Chiefs get past Thunderbirds in overtime

Mount registers first career goal in 3-2 loss to Spokane

Kentridge captures district title, soars into state tournament

Chargers take down Olympia in final, improve to 22-0

COURTESY PHOTO, Emerald Downs
Emerald Downs announces 2019 race dates

67-day meet opens April 20, ends Sept. 22

The Stars’ Jamael Cox driving the ball up the field against the San Diego Sockers during Ron Newman Cup playoff action last March. COURTESY PHOTO, Stars
Venerable Cox returns to the Stars for indoor season

Major Arena Soccer League veteran Jamael Cox will be back with the… Continue reading

The Thunderbirds’ Wood checks the Silvertips’ Conrad Mitchell into the boards during WHL play Saturday night. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
Silvertips slide past Thunderbirds on military appreciation night

Seattle wears special military-themed jerseys for charity

Kent Reporter honors Kentwood’s Kersey, Hed

Kentwood High School’s Derek Kersey, football, is the Kent Reporter’s Male Athlete… Continue reading

Kentwood’s bumpy season comes to an end

Conquerors drop district playoff to Curtis, turn attention to next season with plenty of returning talent

Most Read