High School Football

Wa-Hi hires head football coach

WALLA WALLA -- Former Walla Walla wide receiver Matt Hamlin was hired Tuesday night to take over from Marc Yonts as the Blue Devils' head coach.

"This is my dream job," Hamlin said in a news release. "I love coaching football and am excited to come home."

Hamlin, a 1999 graduate, was a three-year starter at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande.

He coached for one year at La Salle in Milwaukie, Ore., and the past six seasons has been an assistant at Skyview in Vancouver.