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King’s High School Athletics

The King’s High School Athletic program is committed to building champions in life – on and off the field. Our first-class coaching staff strives to equip our student-athletes with tools and skills to serve and lead in their communities.

We encourage multi-sport athletes at King’s High School. Coaches work together to ensure every athlete has the ability to pursue their interests, developing into a well-rounded individual. At the high school, we offer sports for every interest and skill level. 

Most of our coaching staff are alumni and have once been in their athletes’ shoes before. Our coaching staff offers far more than just coaching the athletes in the skills of their sport but are there to mentor athletes as they become young adults serving Christ.

King’s High School offers a variety of sports

Our boys’ sports teams include football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and golf. For girls’ sports teams, we offer basketball, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, tennis, and golf. Track and field and cross country are both co-ed teams at King’s High School.

A Team Becomes a Family

Colton grew up in a Christian home and heard the Gospel “a million times.” He even accepted Jesus into his heart a couple of times as a child.

At King’s, each Bible class has brought him closer to the Lord. But his best fellowship is combined with what he loves most—football. And it was at the football retreat between his freshman and sophomore years that he was baptized by Coach Jim Shapiro in the chilly waters of the San Juan Islands …

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Coach Jim Shapiro

Coach Jim Shapiro

High School Head Football Coach

Coach Shapiro has coached at King’s since 1994. Under Shapiro the team has appeared in the state quarter-finals 7 times, WIAA Academic State Champions four times and competed for the first time in the school’s history in the 2A classification playoffs in 2005. Coach Shap has been voted Coach of the Year by the league in 1999, 2002, 2008, and 2013. He coached in the East/West All Star “West Team” in 2002. In 2013 and 2015 he was named NFL Seahawk Coach of the Week, National Football Foundation Coach of the Year as well as Washington State Coach of the Year which represents all coaches at all classification.

Shapiro is a 1993 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University. He was an active member of the 1993 PLU National Championship football team and is a member of the PLU Hall of Fame.

Shapiro has been married for 20 years to his wife Wendy. They live in Edmonds and have three kids Atley, Gracia, and Kai.

Coach David Gerig

Coach David Gerig

High School Athletic Director

David Gerig is our King’s High School Athletic Director. While David is new to this role, he is no stranger to King’s Schools. He was our elementary P.E. teacher for the past 3 years and boys basketball assistant coach for 6 years. Mr. Gerig is most looking forward to serving our coaches and student-athletes so they can explore the gifts God has given them.

Mr. Gerig grew up in the Denver area and is an avid Colorado sports fan. You can find him cheering on the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, and Avalanche. In his spare time, Mr. Gerig enjoys staying active by playing pickleball. While in high school, he played basketball but also participated in choir and theater.