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District Hires Mac-Hi Head Football Coach
District Hires Mac-Hi Head Football Coach
The Milton-Freewater Unified School District has hired Jorge Estrada as the new head football coach at McLoughlin High School for the 2020-21 school year. Estrada will start on July 1, 2020.

Estrada was the head football coach at Central Middle School last year. He was the president of the Milton-Freewater Youth Football League from 2015 through 2018 and is still involved with the organization. He said he is looking forward to this new opportunity to work with high school athletes. “This is an exciting challenge for me, and it’s a program I really want to work on strengthening and growing as we move forward,” Estrada said.

District Superintendent Aaron Duff said he is pleased that a strong community member is joining the Mac-Hi athletics team. “Jorge has a passion for football and for recruiting players for Milton-Freewater. It will be fun to see the success the program has in the future,” Duff said.

Estrada moved to Milton-Freewater 13 years ago from Long Beach, California. His wife’s family was living there and they decided to move to Milton-Freewater to raise their family. Estrada said he is thankful that his wife, Kimberly, is so supportive of the countless hours he spends on the football field.

During high school, Estrada played football and baseball in traveling leagues. He said it’s what happens behind the scenes in a sport that helps students the most – being mentally tough, developing the skills to be a good teammate and overcoming obstacles. “Trust me, I want to win more than anything, but that’s not everything that’s important in sports,” Estrada said.

Photo by Megan Hoel