BEAR RIVER HIGH – December 14, 2021
Bear River High School will start the 2022-23 school year with a new head football coach as it was announced December 10, 2021. Trampis Waite, 26, will helm the ship after a career that has spanned multiple states with several different sports-related positions.
Waite grew up in the small town of Ontario, Oregon where he was the high school’s quarterback on the football team. After high school he attended Eastern Oregon University where his football playing was cut short after an injury his senior year. He was hired on as an offensive assistant for his Alma Mater where he stayed for two years. Waite then took a job in Montana to be closer to his wife, Jessica, who is expecting their first child in January.
Waite will be coming to Bear River High from Eagle Point High School where he currently teaches social studies there and at White Mountain Middle School. He is also high school’s assistant football coach, offensive coordinator and has served as Athletic Director for the middle school.
“I have a lot of confidence in what my scheme is on offense. We are going to put them in positions to make plays,” Waite said.
Region 11 is no doubt one of the most competitive regions in the state.
Ridgeline High is coming off a 4A state championship run this year with arguably a better team than they had the year before. Sky View High has a 58-8 record and two 4A state championships in the last five years. Green Canyon High and Logan High are also solid contenders while Mountain Crest High is the best they have been in years.
But Waite has a plan for next year when facing Region 11’s strong competitors.
“We have to commit to the weight room. We have to be a strong football team,” he said.
Waite is confident in next year’s Bear River High football team.
“In the jobs I have had both on the college and high school levels, I have worked alongside older coaches that have ultimately seen me go to work. I hope the kids will see how much work I am putting into Bear River, which will help them buy into that process,” Waite said.
He also stated that his first priority is to put together a coaching staff that can help him “recruit the hallways” and get more students out on the football field. Waite is eager to get started at Bear River High.
“We have to build up the Bear River program as a whole,” Waite said.
He’s also excited for the current freshmen and sophomore class that have shown a lot of potential on the football field already.
Bear River High will be hosting a “meet and greet” event with Waite on Monday, December 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the high school’s gym for football players and their parents.