Interview with Coach Michael Bumpus

Coach Bumpus during a game against Meadowdale, 2017
Courtesy of Anna Wegenast Photograhy
Coach Bumpus 2/6/2019. Recorded via Skype call

An interview with the current head coach of the Monroe Bearcats, Michael Bumpus. Coach Bumpus was a star wide receiver at Washington State from 2004 to 2007 and played with the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 before taking the head coach position at Monroe in 2015. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation with Coach Bumpus as we talked about his experience being recruited, his years at WSU, playing for the Seattle Seahawks, and his road to becoming a coach.

0:52 Introduction to football and high school years.

2:08 Recruiting stories with Pete Carroll and Nick Saban, how and why Bumpus ended up committing to WSU.

5:29 Years at WSU, teammates, and favorite games as a Coug.

12:50 The NFL draft, signing with the Seattle Seahawks, and earning a roster spot.

18:09 Life after the NFL, becoming the head coach at Monroe. Best and hardest things about being a high school football coach.

30:18 Best win and closing thoughts.