WAYNE MAXELL, HEAD COACH
Coach Wayne Maxwell is in his 15th year as the head coach of the Falcons. In 2018, Coach Maxwell led the Falcons to their third straight KingCo championship, advancing to the semifinals of the state playoffs. In 2017, Coach Maxwell led the Falcons to a state runner-up finish in the state playoffs after winning a second consecutive KingCo 4A championship with an 8-0 league record. In 2016 The Falcons went 9-0 and captured the KingCo Championship, advancing to the state quarterfinals.
Coach Maxwell was selected the 2016 KingcCo Coach of the year and the Washington State District 2 Coach of the year. Coach Maxwell was selected to coach in the 2017 International Bowl for the USA Football National Team. Coach Maxwell was also selected as the Head Coach for the 2017 East-West All State game.
In 2015 the Falcons finished the season with an appearance in the State Quarterfinals and Coach Maxwell was then selected to coach in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All American Bowl. In 2011, he guided the team to a KingCo Championship and was the 2011 KingCo Coach of the Year, 2011 Seattle Times Coach of the Year, and was selected as coach for the 2012 East-West All State game. In 2015 Coach Maxwell took the Falcon’s to a second place finish in the 2005 State Championships and was named King County Journal All-Eastside Coach of the Year. In 2004 Coach Maxwell was also named KingCo Coach of the year in his first season as the Head Coach for the Falcons.
Coach Maxwell graduated from Inglemoor HS in 1994 where he played football and baseball. In September 2005 he was inducted into the Inglemoor HS Hall of Fame. He graduated from Central Washington University in 1999 where he played defensive back for the Wildcats. In 2003 he earned his Masters Degree in Teaching from Grand Canyon University. Coach Maxwell is in his 17th Year of teaching Physical Education and coaching for the Falcons, serving as an assistant on both the football and baseball coaching staffs prior to being named as Head Football Coach at Woodinville. He and his wife Lara have a daughter, Addison who has a passion for horse riding and gymnastics.
D.J. Baddeley, offensive coordinator
Coach Baddeley has taught and coached for 22 years, moving to WHS in 2018 to teach history and serve as offensive coordinator. Prior to joining the WHS staff, Coach Baddeley spent 4 years as Head Football coach at Inglemoor High School. Prior to that he served seven years as offensive coordinator for the Falcons.
He previously coached football for ten years at Inglemoor High School working with wide receivers, defensive backs and returners. He has taught IB 20th Century History, 12th grade Contemporary National and World Issues and served as the the head Track and Field Coach for the Last 15 years.
Coach Baddeley graduated from Prosser High School where he played football and basketball and ran track and field. He went on to graduate from Willamette University where he played football and ran track and field. When he finds spare time, he enjoys golfing, reading and traveling. He and his wife Tami have a son, Tyree (8). “It has truly been an honor to work with so many great young people, the most rewarding aspect is to watch the development and growth happen during the high school years and beyond.”
MIKE MONAN, OFFENSIVE LINE
Coach Monan is in his 10th year coaching the O-Line for the Falcons. Mike believes that “his guys” are the best group on the team. The offensive line has to set the tempo of the game. He wants them to play fast, furious and physical. They are the heart of the team!
Coach Monan has coached 15 “All KingCo” Offensive linemen for the Falcons during his tenure as the O-Line coach. There are three ex-Falcon linemen currently playing college football. This year’s linemen have really put in the hard work needed in the weight room during the off season and will be ready to play this season!
Mike was born in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Ingraham High School in 1985, where he played football for three years. Mike then went to the University of Washington playing football for Coach Don James and the Huskies for four years as an Offensive Guard.
Mike has over 30 years of High School coaching experience. He started coaching at Ingraham, winning the State 3A Championship in 1988. He then started his coaching tour of the KingCo Conference in 1989, starting at Lake Washington HS, where he coached the O-Line, QBs and RBs during his 5 year stay. He switched to Redmond HS in 1994 and started coaching the defensive line. In 2000, He became the Defensive Coordinator and D-Line coach for Juanita HS. In 2003, he went back to Redmond where he was the D-Line and defensive coordinator for six years.
Mike resides in Brier, WA. with his lovely wife Lana and their yellow lab Buddy. Amazingly, she still puts up with him!!
HARRY BERESFORD, OFFENSIVE LINE
Coach Beresford is in his second year as the assistant offensive line coach. He graduated from Edmonds-Woodway where he was an All-State, First Team offensive tackle. His efforts helped him earn a scholarship to Boise State University where he went on to finish school and play four years for the Broncos.
Coach Beresford headed up the Woodinville Junior Football program for several years which eventually landed him in the Falcon Gridiron Club as well. His coaching experience has been in Junior Football as well as running offseason programs for the high school program.
He and his wife of 20 years, Shawna, have 3 children, Cade, currently an offensive lineman at Washington State, Jack (16, WHS), and Brooke (13, Leota Middle School).
DOUG SULLIVAN, DEFENSIVE LINE
Coach Sullivan played high school football and baseball for the Falcons from 2009 to 2011. This is his 4th year coaching the defensive ends, which is the position he played throughout his football career.
In 2011, he became a Pacific Lutheran University Lute and got the chance to become a part of the Frosty Westering legacy. Together they made two NCAA playoff appearances and many lasting friendships. In college, Coach Sullivan received 2nd team All-Northwest Conference Defensive End, MVP Defensive Line and the Northwest Conference Football Sportsman nominee. He was also a leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at PLU. While playing football at Pacific Lutheran University, Coach Sullivan majored in Business Management and Human Resources and made the dean’s list.
In his free time he enjoys spending time outside hiking, biking, fishing, wakeboarding, skiing and even playing some flag football.
TOMMY GUINUN, RUNNING BACKS
Coach Guinun is in his 8th season coaching high school football. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and works in Real Estate and Property Management.
His hobbies outside coaching are lake tubing, extreme slip and sliding and competitive Spike Ball against Coach Tennis. Go Falcons!
JOHN HAMILTON, DEFENSIVE LINE
Coach Hamilton is in his 10th year coaching at Woodinville High School. His past coaching experience includes two years coaching football and baseball at Timbercrest Junior High as well as 7 years as head coach with the Woodinville Junior Football program.
John also was a head coach for Woodinville Baseball for over 10 years and is currently the RBI Club President.
Coach Hamilton played college football at Whitworth University in Spokane and grew up in Honolulu, HI.
MATT LACCINOLE, LINEBACKERS
This is Coach Laccinole’s 8th year as a coach with the WHS program.
Coach Laccinole graduated from WHS in 1992 where he played football, basketball and baseball before continuing on to Washington State where he played football and earned his degree in Civil Engineering.
He and his wife Robyn have 3 children, Carter (17), Kylee (15) and Allyson (12).
CORY SMITH, DEFENSIVE BACKS / PUNTERS
Coach Smith graduated from Inglemoor HS where he played football, basketball and baseball. He played football with Coach Maxwell in ‘93-’94, on a team that finished 2nd in State. In 2006 he was inducted into the Viking Football Hall of Fame.
He graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Kinesiology, earned his Masters Degree in teaching, and completed his Health and Fitness Endorsement (K-12) from Seattle Pacific U. Coach Smith is a PE teacher at Timbercrest Junior High in the Northshore School District.
In addition to playing baseball in college, he played 3 years of minor league baseball in the Northern and Western Leagues.
This is Coach Smith’s 15th year with the Falcons. In 2010, Coach Smith led the Mercer Island HS baseball team to a KingCo 3A co-championship, winning the KingCo 3A tournament that led to only the 2nd state playoff appearance and the 1st state play-off victory in school history. He was also voted KingCo 3A Coach of the Year.
DREW ACCIMUS, WIDE RECEIVERS
Coach Accimus enters his second season on the Falcon Football coaching staff as the Wide Receivers coach.
He graduated from WHS in 2014 where he played football and baseball and earned first team KingCo as a TE and second team as WR in addition to KingCo team titles in both football and baseball. He was a member of the 2011 Falcon football team that was a 4A state semi-finalist as well as the 2014 baseball team that placed 4th in the 4A state tourney.
He went on to Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon where he played WR for the Wildcats who captured the NWC title each year and also made the NCAA Division III playoffs each year, with two semi-final appearances. Linfield Football holds the current NCAA record for consecutive winning seasons at 62.
Coach Accimus graduated from Linfield in 2018 with a degree in Accounting and works with the Seattle accounting firm, RSM. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, playing basketball and working out.
AARON TENNIS, WIDE RECEIVERS / KICKERS
Coach Tennis has coached football and baseball in Woodinville since 2003, and has been head coach of the junior varsity baseball team since 2015. He graduated from Woodinville High School in 1998 where he played football, baseball and was a varsity wrestler.
After high school, Coach Tennis attended Shoreline Community College and continued to play baseball from 1999-2000. He transferred to Central Washington University where he played two years of baseball while completing his undergraduate degree in Health and Fitness Education. He holds a Masters in Education from Grand Canyon University.
In 2004, Coach Tennis began teaching Health and Fitness at Timbercrest Junior High, and has been teaching the same subject at WHS since 2012. He currently lives in Duvall with his wife Patience, their 4-year-old twin sons Joseph and Carter and their two dogs Boo and Coal. During his spare time (which he no longer has) Coach Tennis likes to play golf, work out and hunt.
PAT ACCIMUS, JV/C-TEAM
WIDE RECEIVERS / DEFENSIVE BACKS
This is coach Accimus’ 5th year on the Falcon staff coaching the JV an C-Team defensive backs.
He played football and graduated from Interlake High School where he was awarded the Most Inspirational Award and was part of two KingCo Championship teams.
He went on to play football and graduate from Pacific Lutheran University. He met his wife Carolyn at PLU, and they have two sons, Drew (WHS 2014) and Brett (WHS 2018).
He has had 10+ years coaching youth sports in both the Woodinville Junior Football program and Little League Baseball.
Outside of WHS Football, he will be spending his Saturdays this fall attending his younger son’s football games at CWU. Also enjoys biking, tennis and hiking with his wife. He resides in Woodinville and works for the IT training company, QuickStart.
STEVE ARMSTRONG, JV/C-TEAM
WIDE RECEIVERS / DEFENSIVE BACKS
This is Coach Armstrong’s 3rd year coaching at Woodinville High School. He works with the outside linebackers and running backs on the C-Team.
Previously he coached within the Woodinville Junior Football program for three years as Offensive Line coach and Head Coach.
He met his wife, Lisa, a few years back when they both attended Redwood Junior High School in California and both went to Thousand Oaks High School. Steve played water polo in high school and at the University of California, Riverside.
Steve and Lisa are proud to have three kids: Maya is a sophomore at Boise State, Matthew is in 11th grade and plays football and lacrosse for WHS, and Kenji is in 4th grade at Hollywood Hill Elementary.
MICHAEL BURRUS, C-TEAM HEAD COACH / JV/C-TEAM QUARTERBACKS
This is Coach Burrus’ 9th year with the FalconS staff.
Coach Burrus is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma which is where he met his beautiful wife Holly. Michael and Holly have 3 children, Chris (28), Grayson (24) and Jake (15).
Outside of football, Coach Burrus enjoys hiking, dirt bike riding, and skiing with his family.
RONALD JONES, JV/C-TEAM
OFFENSIVE LINE / DEFENSIVE LINE
This is Coach Jones’ 3rd year on the Falcons coaching staff.
He graduated from Woodinville High School in 2015, where he played defensive line and was a three-year letterman. After high school, Jones attended Bellevue College and played football for Eastside JC Football.
He currently coaches the offensive and defensive line for the C-team.
BOB KASKES, JV/C-TEAM
OFFENSIVE LINE / LINEBACKERS
Coach Kaskes begins his 31st season with the Falcons. He is also the baker at Hillcrest Bakery in Bothell.
He and his wife Leanne have 2 sons, Chazz & Cy, and a daughter Nakenya.
Coach Kaskes’ secret for lasting this long as a high school football coach is “Always look forward to a positive season with lots of learning and lots of fun. GO AFTER IT!”
TOM LENART, JV/C-TEAM
OFFENSIVE LINE / DEFENSIVE LINE
This is Coach Lenart’s 10th year with the Falcons staff, having coached in the Woodinville Jr. Football program for over a decade. Coach Lenart is an eye surgeon working primarily in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology. Coach Tom Lenart has a love for football and a passion for character development in the young people in our Woodinville community through coaching football.
Tom is married to his wife, Sylvia (married for 25 years!!) and met her while in training at the University of Pennsylvania. Together he and Sylvia have two children. Son, Andrew (22), who went through the WHS Football program, is now at Seattle University majoring in Mechanical Engineering. And daughter, Nikki 20), who attends the University of Washington and eager to enter into the nursing program at UW.
PETER LAWRENCE, JV/C-TEAM
OFFENSIVE LINE / DEFENSIVE LINE
Pete is a Washington native, raised in Bothell, and thereby a Seattle sports enthusiast.
He is a Marine veteran and currently serves the city of Kirkland as a police officer. His true passion likes in football analysis, and he enjoys fantasy football writing and podcasting in his spare time.
Outside of work, Pete likes to spend time training in the gym, and spending time with his wife and two kids.