Klahowya football coach Dan Ericson has always looked pretty sharp on the sidelines since he took over the coaching duties five years ago.
Dressed smartly in slacks, a buttoned down, long-sleeve shirt and a tie (black and green of course), he added something new to the wardrobe on Friday night.
Black and green, of course.
Ericson joked that he was sick and tired of seeing his bald spot from game film and decided a hat was in order. However, a baseball cap wouldn’t do — who wears a cap with slacks and a dress shirt? How gauche…
A visor? Nope. Wouldn’t do either. The bald spot would still show.
“I could never get one of these to fit my head and I was tired of seeing my bald spot on film on Saturday morning,” Ericson said. “I tried fedora’s on, but my head’s too fat.”
Ericson said he made a comment to fellow teacher and friend, and former boys basketball coach, Jim Horan, that he would wear one but he could never get one to fit his head.
Horan decided to solve the problem for his friend himself. Horan was in Portland and had a custom hat made for his good friend.
“So now what am I going to do. I gotta wear it,” he said. “It’s comfortable. I’m going to give it another game at least.”
But the hat is on a short leash.
“If we lose next week 52-6 I will burn it,” Ericson said, following the Eagles’ loss to Port Townsend in its OL 1A opener. “Or bury it, or something.”