Alex Linnenkohl: Ex-football player, new football coach

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Alex Linnenkohl (right), helps junior Christian Needham with an assignment.

This week’s staff profile introduces Alex Linnenkohl, the new supervisor of study hall and one of the new varsity football coaches. He graduated from Capital High School in Olympia, WA in 2006 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Oregon State University.

Q: What clubs, sports, or organizations were you involved in during high school?

A: I did football, wrestled a little bit, track one year but stopped all that to focus on football.

Q: What career did you want when you were in high school?

A: I wanted to be a professional athlete. Aside from that, I liked the idea of coaching at the time as well as entrepreneurship.

Q: What was your favorite part about high school?

A: The friendships I made, especially through playing football.

Q: What did you dislike most about high school?

A: I didn’t like the way they had my schedule set up at my high school. I would’ve liked if it was more like Lincoln, with the block schedule and required study hall.

Q: Who were your role models growing up?

A: My dad, and Reggie White, who played on the Green Bay Packers. I really liked the way he played the game.

Q: Before becoming a staff member, what were your previous jobs?

A: I worked as an event overseer for a wedding venue last year. I’ve also coached football.

Q: Why did you choose to become a staff member?

A: It was just an opportunity that came up. I had already started coaching for Lincoln’s varsity football.

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