North Mason is searching a head football coach after Jeff Bevers stepped down after six seasons with the Bulldogs.
Bevers, who lives in Bremerton, decided a couple months ago that he wanted to spend more time with his family. Bevers is the father of two children, a 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son.
“It’s so hard being the head coach of two sports,” said Bevers, who will remain North Mason’s track and field coach and keep teaching physical education at the Belfair school. “I was having trouble making any of the kids’ stuff.”
Bevers finishes with a career record of 22-38. The Bulldogs went 1-9 last season as the team struggled with injuries.
The 45-year-old said it won’t be easy stepping away from the sidelines.
“I’ve been coaching since I was 18 years old,” he said.
Bevers said his favorite part of coaching football at North Mason was the relationships formed with players.
“Honestly, I’ve been really blessed down there,” Bevers said. “I’ve been appreciated by those kids.”