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By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Meet head football coach Bermea


Last updated 8/16/2022 at 7:35am

When Brendan Bermea applied to teach social studies at Lind-Ritzville middle school, he didn’t expect to become the high school’s head football coach.

Last spring, Bermea talked to Greg Whitmore (long-time football coach and athletic director at Ritzville) about filling an assistant coaching slot. That was the expectation. But after Whitmore accepted a job in Entiat, Bermea was offered the head-coaching assignment.

“When someone calls and asks … sometimes you just have to step up,” he said.

Bermea and his older brother grew up in Bremerton, Washington, where his father worked on...

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