Gene DuPrey, Offensive Assistant/Runningbacks
...Running Backs coach Gene DuPrey brings experience both as a player and a coach at many different levels.He is a graduate of Timberline High School and signed on with law enforcement shortly thereafter.He
has been involved with youth football since 1985 as both an assistant and ultimately a championship head coach.Gene played for two years as a Shocker lineman, starting as the oldest player on the team before retiring last season to coach the running backs.His law enforcement honors include being named 1999 Officer of the Year for the Thurston County Sheriff's Office for his service to the community.
This service included involvement with local youth sports and his
dedicated work with a major undercover operation with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency
.The undercover DEA work led to a large seizure of drugs and cash, which also included 54 arrests in the Yelm area.He currently holds the rank of Detective with the Thurston County Sheriff's office and is assigned to the Special Enforcement Team/Major Crimes Unit.He works meth related crimes, career criminals and is also a Gang Detective.He
recently received an official commendation for his
solving a major homicide case, the "Soeby Homicide," that initially started with nothing more than a rumor.He
enjoys spending time with his
wife and three kids.He
also likes to lift weights and take long walks with his
dogs.And as often as possible, he
enjoys camping, fishing and hunting.