Woodcreek names Stowers new football coach

He’s held multiple roles as an assistant with section powers Colfax, Del Oro
By: Bill Poindexter, Roseville Press Tribune Sports Editor
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Woodcreek High School on Wednesday morning announced the hiring of Jason Stowers as its new varsity football coach.

In nine years with Colfax, Stowers was defensive coordinator/special-teams coach, offensive line coach in his first year and JV head coach for one season. He spent the last three seasons at Del Oro as a coach of the defensive line, running backs and tight ends while serving as special-teams coordinator.

“Jason brings a wealth of experience as a football coach and teacher from two outstanding schools in the area — Colfax and Del Oro,” Woodcreek Principal Jess Borjon said in an e-mail. “We are excited about the energy and passion he brings to Woodcreek High School and are looking forward to working with him.”

Stowers assisted with a Colfax program that, led by head coach Tony Martello, won seven league championships and three Sac-Joaquin Section banners during his time.

“I attended the Tony Martello school of coaching,” said Stowers, who for the last three years has had the opportunity to watch Woodcreek while coaching at Del Oro. “Just watching Woodcreek, there’s a lot of potential there.”

Stowers graduated from Sacramento State in 1997 and has taught advanced placement classes for 12 years. He currently teaches AP government and economics “and a little PE” at Del Oro.

Stowers said coaching at the high school level goes beyond Xs and Os.

“It comes down to if you want to be successful, it can’t be just about football; it has to be deeper, things off the field, like a family,” Stowers said. “If you develop that type of culture, the football part tends to be more successful."