North Creek hires former Baltimore Ravens assistant as head football coach

North Creek High School has hired former Baltimore Ravens assistant Michael Myers to fill the inaugural head football coach position.

Myers, who goes by ‘Torrey,’ was an offensive staff assistant with the Ravens in 2016, assisting running backs coach Thomas Hammock. He has also had assistant stints with the University of Montana and the University of Washington, and was the tight end’s coach for Western Washington in 2008.

Myers has also been a high school coach in New Mexico and Arizona.

North Creek Principal Eric McDowell said Myers’ experience — at multiple levels and on both sides of the ball — was a big factor.

McDowell said the question of a candidate’s ability to build a program from the ground up was raised to references, and Myers’ references gave “nothing but exceptionally glowing reviews.”

Myers, 37, and his wife and daughter will move to Washington from Maryland.

North Creek is expected to be a part of KingCo Conference’s Class 4A division, alongside fellow Northshore School District high schools Bothell, Inglemoor and Woodinville. North Creek will have freshman, sophomores and juniors in the first year, but will field varsity teams.

The weight room will be opened for winter conditioning to all future North Creek athletes beginning on Jan. 25.

The football position is the first position for the NCHS athletic department to fill, with the remaining fall 2017 positions coming next. Volleyball interviews are slated for Jan. 25, golf interviews on Jan. 27 and girls’ swimming interviews next week, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Joseph Robertson said.