After finishing the season with a 6-4 record, the California Pintos high school football team will have a new head coach entering the fall 2021 season.
Seth Womack, who has spent time in his coaching career as a high school head coach and a coordinator at the college level, was hired to coach the Pintos for the next season.
Currently, Womack is the head football coach at Redmond High School in central Oregon. Prior to being there, he was the head football coach for six years at Eagle Point High School in Southern Oregon. Womack’s experience at the college level includes serving as defensive coordinator at Westminster College and offensive coordinator at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Womack said an important reason he came to California is he and his family wanted to return to the Midwest — his wife is from Oklahoma and he is from Illinois. Womack is also familiar with Mid-Missouri, as he went to college here.
“A lot of my close friends are still there,” Womack said. “It just made sense to us, and we were targeting a school in that area.”
Womack said after talking to school officials and hearing about the community, California seemed like a good fit.
“When the job was offered to us it just made perfect sense,” Womack said.
California’s 2020 season ended after a 34-21 loss to Boonville in the first round of the Class 3 District 4 Tournament. When it comes to his coaching philosophy entering the team’s next season, Womack said player development is important to him. Getting to work with the players and teach them about the sport while learning from his fellow coaches are some of the things Womack said he enjoys about coaching.
“I feel like we have to develop our players as young men and the football will kind of take care of itself,” Womack said. “Working with the young men on the field and teaching them the game of football and being around coaches and learning from each other and helping each other get better at what we do; I think those are the things I really enjoy.”
When practices begin, Womack said he wants to see the players show up every day with a great attitude and to give all their effort.
“Those are the two things they can truly, really control when they are playing football or sports in general, is their attitude and their effort,” Womack said. “We ask them and expect them to bring their best every day in those two areas.”