Coach was removed from his job with the Wolverines last year after an investigation found numerous rules violations.

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Cedar Park Christian principal and athletic director Todd Lundberg announced Monday that the school has hired former Bellevue football coach Butch Goncharoff.

“After a year out of high school coaching he is excited to become a part of a Christian School and looks forward to not only coaching football but, more important, helping build young men of character and integrity,” Lundberg said in a statement.

Goncharoff guided Bellevue to 11 Class 3A state titles in 16 years as coach of the Wolverines with a 193-14 record.

Goncharoff was removed from his job in 2016 following an investigation by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association that found wide-ranging violations of state rules. That investigation followed a series of stories in The Seattle Times that detailed possible violations.

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“We’ll let the hiring process and fact that we came to an agreement speak for itself,” Lundberg said. “We fully vetted him as a person and a coach.”

Cedar Park Christian is a Class 1A school in Bothell that plays in the Cascade Conference. The Eagles were 4-6 last year under third-year coach Bill Marsh, who previously coached at Eastside Catholic.

Goncharoff didn’t return phones messages seeking comment.

“I sense that he’s excited as any coach could be for a new opportunity,” Lundberg said.

Also: Bellevue Football announced via its Twitter account that interim football coach Mark Landes was named head coach. The Wolverines were 5-1 last season under Landes.