After seven years in the Lindbergh football program, head coach Pat O'Grady has decided to resign his coaching position to spend more time with his family as announced by Lindbergh Athletic Director Keith Hennig Tuesday morning.
O'Grady spent three years as an assistant coach and the last four at the helm where he finished 32-9 overall, earning two league Coach of the Year awards (2010 and 2012).
O'Grady told Renton Patch after their loss to Orting that he was excited to be able to watch his son play football at Auburn High School, where he is a sophomore. Auburn made it to the 4A semi-finals at the Tacoma Dome before losing to Bellarmine Prep 21-19.
He will remain at Lindbergh High School as a physical education/health teacher.
According to Hennig, the position has already been posted to the district website with lots of interest. He hopes to have interviews starting late next week.
Here's several of O'Grady's achievements over the years at Lindbergh High School:
- 2008 Seamount League Assistant Coach of the Year
- 2009 Seamount League Champion
- 2009 3A State quarter finals
- 2009 & 2012 Seamount League Coach of the Year
- 2009 Seattle Seahawks Coach of the Week
- 2009 Seattle Times All-Area Coach of the Year
- 2010, 2011, 2012 2A (champ) #1 seed
- Five straight 2A/3A playoff appearances