Wayland Union High School has selected Michael Doupe as the new head football coach.
Justin Wilson, Athletic Director at WUHS, said he had 29 applicants for the position, which was advertised on November 25, 2014.
“We narrowed down the candidates to six with first round interviews,” said Wilson “and then held second round interviews with four candidates.”
A selection committee was comprised of a parent of a current varsity football player, a board member, the athletic administrative assistant, booster club president, high school principal, varsity coach, and athletic director.
“We feel confident that Mike’s loyalty to the district as a teacher, coach, and advisor made this committee comfortable in their decision,” said Wilson.
Michael Doupe is currently an English teacher at Wayland Union High School. He is also the Head Varsity Baseball Coach, the National Honor Society Advisor, and Wahoo Advisor. In 2014, while Head Coach of the Varsity Baseball team, he led the team to a district championship.
Doupe has past experience as an Assistant Coach for football at WUHS and for the past two years served as an Assistant Coach at Kalamazoo College working with wide receivers and running backs.
“Mike has already established relationships with our student athletes and is eager to foster new relationships in hopes of increasing football participation,” said Wilson.
“I am excited to have this opportunity and look forward to getting to work,” said Doupe.