Coaching Staff

Andy Arena

Head Football Coach

Coach Arena is excited to be entering his 10th year coaching at Lake Washington and 7th as the Head Football Coach.  He has been teaching Health and Fitness for 19 years and coaching high school football for 23 years. Andy was named Assistant Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2015 and Symetra Seahawks Hero in the Classroom in 2015. 

Coach Arena grew up in the Issaquah School District and played football at Liberty High School and later at Portland State University.  He currently lives in Kenmore with his wife Emily, daughter’s Emersyn, Avalyn and son Hudson who all share a passion for all sports but especially the great game of football.   

Go Kangs!

Pat Whaley

Director of Football Operations

Friday Night Lights:

“It's early Nov; it’s dark and windy; it's raining - hard; it's cold - 30 something degrees.  There is no other place I would rather be than on the sidelines with the LW players and coaches.”

Pat is retired with 40 years of business experience and knowledge. This is his 14th season as LW Director of Football Operations.  He has been a fan of the sport his entire life (family Husky Football Season Tickets & TYEE Presidents Club Members for 6 decades; original Seahawk Season Ticket holder -1975).  Pat is married to Ellen and has two children. Their son, Sean, a LW 2013 graduate and starting wide receiver (2011-2012); a University of Puget Sound 2017 graduate and starting wide receiver (2013-2016).  Their daughter, Renee, is married with a boy and girl. 

Pat oversees the Operations functions of the Program to support both the coaching staff and the team.  

Football is not a lifetime sport.  97-99% of HS football players will never again wear a helmet or shoulder pads following their final HS football game.  Therefore, these players deserve to have the safest and newest equipment that can financially be supplied by the LW Football Program for the up to four seasons they can play for LW Football.

Pat considers his paramount responsibility is to ensure that all the LW Football players are properly fitted with the correct equipment for their size, position and safety.   

Football is not a lifetime sport .... however ...

LW Football is a once in a lifetime experience.

Pat believes he has THE VERY BEST RETIREMENT JOB!!

Scott Webb

Assistant Director of Football Operations

I am an avid sports fan who has coached youth sports for six years. I live in Redmond with my wife Ann, son Spencer and daughter Ava. In 2016 I became a member of the Lake Washington High School Football coaching staff. My proudest coaching moment was in 2019 when my son Spencer as a senior was the starting center on the Kingco 3A championship Football team. After taking a year off from coaching during COVID, I am back and more excited than ever to contribute to the championship culture that coach Arena and his staff have cultivated these last seven years. GO KANGS.

Delaney Farmer

LW Athletic Trainer

Delaney Farmer is a Board Certified, Licensed Athletic Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist who practices in Bellevue, WA. Having graduated from Seattle Massage School back in 1997, he wanted to pursue massage to help develop his hands on skill with injury care. In 2007, Delaney graduated from Washington State University with his degree in Kinesiology with the emphasis in Athletic Training. During his time at WSU (as a Student Athletic Trainer), in assistance with his schooling, he utilized is massage skills to work with the various sports teams such as Men’s Basketball, Men’s Baseball, and Women’s Swimming.

Post college, Delaney moved to the Bellevue area where he was hired on with a local physical therapy clinic working with rehabilitation and clinic work. In conjunction with the clinic, Delaney provided athletic training services to a local PDL/college level soccer team, the Seattle Wolves.

Upon his arrival to the Seattle area, Delaney also got involved working as an independent contractor with the WNBA Seattle Storm as their Team Massage Therapist and ist still working with them from time to time.

In 2010, Delaney joined the medical staff for the MLS Seattle Sounders. From 2011-2016 Delaney altered his position and became an independent contractor working closely with the medical team providing Athletic Training and Massage Therapy services.   Since 2012, Delaney spends his summer months traveling and working with USATF & USA Diving. In 2016, he traveled to Colorado Springs and provided Athletic Training and Massage Therapy services for his USOTC (US Olympic Training Center) medical rotation. 

Outside of professional sports, Delaney currently works as the  Athletic Trainer for Lake Washington High School providing injury care and management to all of the after-school intercollegiate sports programs. Delaney is also the owner of PRM Sports Therapy (Sports Massage Therapy) where he practices in Bellevue, WA.
Having provided services to the weekend warrior, high school, college, professional and Olympic level athletes, Delaney finds the combination of his massage & athletic training skills provides an optimal balance to help fulfill the treatment and rehabilitative needs for all of his clients, no matter what level they perform at.


John D. Manning, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. John Manning is a board eligible, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at EvergreenHealth, specializing in sports medicine and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee.

For more information on the Athletic Training Department at Lake Washington High School please go to

Varsity Coaching Staff

Dominic Michaud

Defensive Line

A former All-Kingco lineman, Coach Michaud is in his 11th year coaching at Lake Washington and his 7th he is the Varsity Defensive Line coach. Coach Michaud has lived all across the country, born San Diego, CA, lived in Marrietta, GA and ended up in Sammamish, WA where he attended Eastlake High School and ended up starting Varsity every game of his high school career and was named an All Kingco player his senior year. He brings his love for the game as well as his extensive knowledge and his experience at each position across the offensive and defensive line in hopes to improve upon last year's success. He is currently in his sixth year of teaching at Peter Kirk Elementary School.

Ed Slezinger


Coach Slezinger (aka Coach Sledge) is a servant leader focusing on developing student-athletes as players of high character and promotes competition, sportsmanship, and leadership to prepare our student-athletes for life in and outside of high school. Coach Sledge comes to LW Football after serving as Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Coord. - Interlake HS, Head Coach - Mercer Island HS, and Offensive and Defensive Coordinator with Redwood High School in Larkspur, CA. He has played and coached on both sides of the ball as Fullback and Inside Linebacker in HS, Inside Linebacker JC - Pierce College, CA and D2 - Cal State University Northridge. As a multi-sport athlete Coach Sledge has also coached Baseball, Softball, and Wrestling at the HS and recreational levels. Away from the field Coach Sledge occupies his time as a father, caregiver for a T1D daughter, life sciences professional, and volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House.

Craig Peterson

Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator

Coach Peterson is entering his 5th season at Lake Washington as the defensive coordinator and coaching the offensive line. Prior to LW he spent 9 seasons at Juanita High School, the last 4 as Offensive Coordinator, helping lead the Rebels to a state quarterfinal playoff appearance in 2015 and a Kingco league title in 2016.  Prior to that, he coached wide receivers at Lake Washington in 2009 and coached for four seasons in the Junior Kangs program while also serving as the System Director. Craig lives in the Rose Hill area of Redmond with his wife Lynn and they are the proud parents of Nick (WSU grad), Kristin (Gonzaga University) and two rescue dogs Koa and Callie.

Nick Peterson


Coach Peterson was raised in Kirkland, Washington and played LW Jr. Kang football as a child. Nick was a 2nd Team All Kingco Linebacker and continued his football career at George Fox University before eventually graduating from Washington State University. Coaching Y’s, H’s and Inside LB’s, Nick is excited to continue working with the LWHS football staff and empower student athletes to reach their full potential on and off the field. 

Roger Beauchamp

Offensive Line

Coach Beauchamp grew up in Burien, Washington, graduating from Glacier High School (now closed) in 1978.   He spent 26 years serving our country and is a Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom veteran.   He spent three years (1994-96) at the University of Washington as a student assistant, coaching the defensive line and outside linebackers his last year.   He is most proud of sending several players onto college, including one in the NFL.  His high school coaching has taken him from coaching on young winless teams to league championship teams.  He is married to his wife Brenda, and they have an Australian Shepard, Zena. 

Marc Phillips


A native to Western Washington, Marc has lived in Everett most his life, and currently resides in Seattle. While attending Cascade High School , Marc played football his 4 years there, playing varsity as a 3 year starter, with all-Wesco honors for offensive line his senior year (2018). He received the Scholar Athlete Award nomination for Snohomish County, and was also a State thrower for shot-put. 

Marc has been a life long fan and advocate of football. He was born into a family with season Husky Football tickets stemming over 45 years. When he didn’t have his own game on weekends, you would find him with his dad and brother on the road to most away games for the Dawgs. Post high school Marc attended Bothell’s UW campus, and has plans to finish up his degree in the near future. If he’s not working as a District Lead for American Nursery Services, you’ll more than likely find him playing his guitar while singing along. He’s excited to continue coaching with the staff and players at LW this year!

Chris Roa

Special Teams Coordinator / Defensive Backs

Coach Roa is an LW Alumni and former player under HC Arena and is now entering his 4th season as a position coach.

Coach Roa uses his passion for competition and love of the game to help Kang Athletes develop into the best version of themselves they can be! When he’s not coaching Football Coach Roa works as a systems engineer for a local IT company and enjoys spending time with his family.

Go Kangs!

Junior Varsity Coaching Staff

Mike Toungate

JV Head Coach

Mike grew up in Round Rock, Texas just outside of Austin where he became a huge University of Texas fan. He was raised in Bellevue Washington and played football for Interlake High School in 1986-1988. Despite being a two year letterman on a state top ten ranked football team Mike chose to play baseball in college instead of football. After playing baseball Mike moved on to Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington where he graduated with a BA in Youth Ministry. Mike’s coaching career began with baseball in the Kirkland community where he has coached for ten years. His football coaching career began  in 2016 as the defensive coordinator in the Junior Kangs program with a very good varsity team who made the play-offs.  Mike continues into his 5th year as the JV Head coach and he continued to work in the Jr. Kangs program.  Mike lives in North Rose Hill with his amazing wife and four kids.

Tim Shultz

JV Assistant Coach

Coach Shultz has been a high school football coach for over 20 years. This will be his second year coaching at LW. He is currently and Associate Principal at LWHS and was a high school teacher for 15 years. Coach Shultz played high school football for Woodinville High School and played college football at Western Washington University. He currently lives in Bellevue with his wife. Coach Shultz has 3 children, 2 in college and one, a graduate from WSU. 

Michael Adamik

JV Assistant Coach

Michael Adamik is a history and psychology teacher here at Lake Washington. He is a former student of LW and is a part of the class of 2004. Michael’s family had to make the difficult journey to America by escaping their communist controlled home country of Czechoslovakia. They had no idea where they were going to end up and they didn’t speak English, but they made the tough choice of leaving everything behind including friends and family to pursue a better life in the U.S. Their determination and sacrifice taught Michael at an early age to never take anything for granted, work hard, be a good person, and eventually things will work out. These life lessons and values are what the game of football is all about. Football brings out the best in people and reinforces what never giving up, teamwork, and dedication is. Michael's ultimate goal is to combine his passion for the game of football with his love of teaching so that these young men can become the best versions of themselves on and off the field.

Freshman Coaching Staff

Zach Grundl

C-Team Head Coach

Zach is in his 7th year of teaching and coaching. He teaches English, leadership, and is the activities coordinator at LW. He played high school football at Snohomish high school. Zach previously coached 3 seasons with Kentridge High School where he was the C team defensive coordinator and then Varsity linebackers coach. He also coached 3 years of baseball at Kentridge high.  He will be coaching C team football this year with our staff.

Parker Wikel

C-Team Assistant Coach

Coach Wikel enters his 2nd year coaching for Lake Washington and continues coaching the Offense and Defensive Line.  He also enters his 2nd year teaching elementary school in the Lake Washington School District.  Wikel is a 2016 alumni who played for Coach Arena during his Junior and Senior year.  He is excited to give back to the community and help the Kangs.

Brian Walker

C-Team Assistant Coach

This is Coach Walker's fourth year with the Kang football program. He has also served as an Assistant Coach for the Lake Washington Wrestling team for the past four seasons.

Originally from Oregon, Walker played Division III football for the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. During that time, he was a three-year starter on the defensive line. As a captain his senior year, Walker earned All-Conference honors and was 6th on the team in tackles. A dedicated student, Walker was also recognized as an Academic All-Region player for the Northwest Conference in the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Coach Walker lives with his Great Dane, Willow and works from home as a Recruiter in the Video Game industry.

Keenan Scott

C-Team Assistant Coach

Keenan’s loved the game of football since he first joined the Junior Kang program at 12 years old. He played football through high school, and since then has maintained his passion for the game by writing football content online. An aspiring defensive backs coach, Keenan is thrilled to join the LWHS staff this coming season. Growing up in Kirkland as an LW alumnus, he has an immense pride for the Kang football program and hopes to make an impact immediately.

Brandon Chinn

C-Team Assistant Coach

Grew up in the Kent School District but is no stranger to the greater Kirkland area. Started volunteering for Kirkland FireCorps and LWSD in 2014. You will now find him working at Benjamin Franklin Elementary.

Athletic background consists of Yee Jong Pai Kung Fu, basketball and cheer. After 30 years Brandon achieved his title in Kung Fu as Sifu in 2016. Currently a regular competitor in Obstacle Course Races. Brandon started racing in 2015.  Now a influnetial Spartan Race SGX Coach since 2016. Success in participation with over 70 race events including long endurance Ultra Beasts and team building Hurricane Heats.

"Today is not about what I can do. Today is about what you can do! I'm here to guide you there!"