Timberlake Head Football Coach, Assistant track coach, and Weight Room Educator,
Norman “Roy” Albertson, “Alby.”
After High School, Roy was employed as an insurance adjuster in Winninpeg, Manitoba. During this time, he also continued playing football. Roy was offered a football scholarship in the United States. For the next two years, he attended Walla Walla Community College. While there he served as the warrior’s team kicker and captain, playing continuously on the defensive lines.
After graduation in 1971, Roy accepted scholarships in football and hockey from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. Rather than attempt pro ball in Winnipeg, he chose to pursue his degree in education, graduating in 1974.
Roy accepted the positions of head football and head wrestling coach at Dayton High School in Washington, 1974. He also served as a track assistant and later as Dayton’s Athletic Director.
Next, Roy was offered the position of assistant football coach under coach Ed Troxel in Kennewick, WA. Roy especially loved coaching the long and triple jumps in track. “His Kids” repeatedly competed and placed at state, some reaching state championships. After 17 years in Kennewick, Roy moved to Chewelah , WA in 1995. While at Kennewick, Roy taught History, Government, and AP History,
His career at Chewelah took him back to a physical education role. Roy was the head Football Coach of the Cougars and assisted in track and wrestling in 2003, Roy retired from Washington education and began teaching and coaching in Idaho at Timberlake.
Roy is Timberlake’s head football coach serves as a track assistant and has been an assistant wrestling coach. He is also the weight room educator. He and his wife of 42 years reside in Spirit Lake, along with their cat, Taffy. They have two grown daughters and 7 grandchildren.
Although Roy has received several honors for coaching and educating young people, he will tell anyone the friendships formed these past 39 years are what truly matters. “Don’t count the years, make the years count!”