Ted Flint has resigned as Bellingham High School football coach after five years leading the Red Raiders. PHOTO: Doug Lange
Bellingham High School Football Coach Ted
November 5, 2018
Bellingham High School is searching for a new football coach. Ted Flint has resigned after 5 years leading the Red Raiders.
BHS Athletic Director Chad Larsen says Flint announced the decision to the team last week telling them he had taken the program as far as he could take it and wanted to hand it off to someone else while it was still successful.
"We're grateful and thankful for everything Ted has done for our program over the last five years," said Larsen. "He created a positive culture, a winning environment, kids were buying in, however he felt like it was time to hand it off to someone else who could take it to the next level."
Flint led Bellingham to a winning record this season going 5-and-4. The Red Raiders tied with Sehome and Mountlake Terrace for the championship of the Lake Division of the Northwest Conference with a 4-and-1 mark. He was honored October 15th by the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association as part of their Coaches of the Week program following Bellingham's 17-to-7 victory over Mountlake Terrace.
Larsen says they will begin a statewide search for a replacement in the next couple of weeks.
"We'll start having off-season conversations with any and all qualified candidates," said Larsen. "We will be looking for people who are dynamic and obviously knowledgeable, have some background and experience and willing to put kids first ."
Flint took over the program in 2014 after the Red Raiders posted an 0-and-10 record in 2013. He wraps up his five years as Bellingham head coach with a record of 27-and-24.
- Doug Lange