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Coast Radio News – Dodson To Retire – Capsizing – Summer Camps

Long time coach won’t return next season

Administrators at Siuslaw High School are preparing to do something they’ve only had to do twice in the past 50 years.

Hire a new varsity football coach.

After 20 years in charge of Viking football, Tim Dodson has officially announced he will not be returning for the 2016 season.

Dodson followed coaching veteran Len Lutero as the head coach in 1996.  He is the man who coached Dodson as a young man.  The two were on the field in 1981, Lutero the coach, Dodson the quarterback, when Siuslaw and South Umpqua played to a tie and shared the state title.  Dodson got his own outright title, this time as a coach, in 2006.

Under his tutelage, Siuslaw garnered five league titles and numerous post season appearances.  The Vikings appeared in four state quarterfinal games in the past 20 years. He went 152-and-58 on the sidelines, but he’s not the ‘winningest’ coach in Siuslaw history.  That would be Lutero who was 196-90-and-3 in his 29 seasons.

Dodson does hold the percentage edge though… his was .724 compared to .683 for Lutero.

Siuslaw Athletic Director Jeromy Graybill said Dodson retirement was just finalized and they haven’t even begun the process of finding his replacement.


Summer camps provide learning and fun

As school begins to wrap up for the year, the focus for students and parents will be summer and how to be active, social and safe. and for some that will mean summer camp.

Karen Skulley with the Siuslaw Watershed Council says this seasons camps will be filled with adventure and education. camps are designed for students from 4th grade through high school and include hands on experience with preserving the health of the watershed along with hiking, camping, kayaking and snorkeling.

Camps run from late June through late July and cost $75 dollars. Scholarships are available for some participants. for more information you can go to siuslaw dot org slash camps.


Boat Capsized Coos Bay

Two men were transported to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay Tuesday after they were thrown from their 18 foot motorboat.  Blake Fuller and Lewis Aanrud were attempting to return to port through the bay when they realized they were heading toward Bastendorf Beach.  When they tried to correct their course they were caught in the surf and the boat capsized.  Both men were treated for hypothermia and released. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office said that alcohol may have been a factor and the matter is under investigation.