Eagle back as a head coach in high school, taking over at West Linn
PORTLAND — Jon Eagle stood outside the Chiles Center on the campus of the University of Portland on Wednesday afternoon …
Wait a minute. University of Portland? Wasn’t he an assistant football coach with Portland State University.
But on Wednesday, he was introduced as the new head coach for West Linn High School football, and he was at the Chiles Center to meet athletes, students, and fans as West Linn was about to play in the Oregon state boys basketball tournament.
Eagle, who won two state championships coaching the Camas Papermakers, resigned from Camas after the 2021 abbreviated, COVID season. He joined the staff at Portland State this past fall.
Now, he is back in high school football, only to take on a new challenge, in Oregon.
West Linn won the 2016 state championship, the same year Eagle led the Papermakers to their first state title in Washington. Eagle and Camas accomplished that feat again in 2019. The Lions reached the semifinals this past season.
Eagle went 127-22 in 13 seasons as Camas’ head coach. His teams went undefeated in 2016 and 2019. In all, Camas played in three state title games under Eagle and reached the semifinals two other times. His teams won nine league titles.