Coach Mike Talamaivao
Head Coaching debut 2018
Michael Talamaivao was born and raised in American Samoa and moved to Seattle in 1986. Talamaivao and his family lived in the Rainier Valley Area and moved to West Seattle in 1988. Talamaivao attended Chief Sealth High School and earned All State and All League honors both in football and baseball. Talamaivao was elected to play in the All State West and East Game. After graduating from Chief Sealth High School, Talamaivao continued his football career at Central Washington University, which he started all 4 years at Outside Linebacker and Defensive End. Talamaivao helped Central Washington win a National Championship in 1995 and was inducted to Central Washington Hall of Fame. Talamaivao graduated with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
Talamaivao has been coaching several sports for over 16 plus years. Talamaivao was an assistant football coach at West Seattle High School for 3 years; which he helped them make the state playoffs 3 years in a row and win a Metro title. Talamaivao also was an assistant baseball coach at O’Dea High School for 3 years; which he helped win back to back state titles. In 2009, Talamaivao joined Thomas Jefferson Football team as an assistant defensive coordinator, which he helped take them to the playoffs twice and won a league title. On March 5th 2018, Talamaivao was named the head coach for Thomas Jefferson Football Program.
Talamaivao is married to Carrie Talamaivao and has 3 daughters Sofia, Amelia and Estelle. Talamaivao works for Pierce County Human Services; which he serves the Samoan Community as a social worker for the aging population. Talamaivao has been a public servant for both the state of Hawaii and Washington for 20 plus years. On his free time, Talamaivao enjoys spending time with his family, singing for his church and golfing.