St. Francis High School is pleased to announce our new 2017 Varsity Football Coach –
Mr. John Ausman. Coach Ausman, a native of Washington, was a three-sport varsity
student athlete at Asotin High School. Coach Ausman went on to play college football at
the University of La Verne as a Wide Receiver. There he earned a BA in Social Studies,
an MA in Education, and his teaching credential. He spent six years coaching college
football at the University of La Verne and Claremont-McKenna College before joining St.
Francis in 2015.
Coach Ausman has been the Defensive Coordinator for the Sharks the past two
seasons and has worked closely with Mr. Hazel. Coach Ausman teaches social studies,
strength & conditioning, and PE/Health at St. Francis. He is married to St. Francis
alumnus Jessie Ausman from the class of 2007.
Mr. Hazel will continue his role as Athletic Director and Dean, and he will be welcoming
a second child into his family this spring. Mr. Hazel will continue being a part of the
Sharks Football program as an assistant coach. St. Francis would like to thank Mr. Hazel
for his leadership these past five years in sustaining and growing the SF Football
program. Mr. Hazel completed a 20-32 record and the Sharks made the 2016 NCS
Football playoffs during his tenure.
The 2017 football season will have the Sharks returning to the CCS to participate in the
MTAL Coastal Division for football. The Sharks will open the season on August 25th
versus cross-town rival PVHS and on September 8th they will take on La Salle of