Savoie head football coach for Bear River |

Savoie head football coach for Bear River

As the celebration of Bear River’s section title filled the football field eight years ago, first-year assistant coach Scott Savoie went over to head coach Terry Logue, only to be shocked.

“Terry said this might be it, that he might be done,” Savoie said. “And there have been moments since then when I think he has been close.”

Logue made it official two weeks ago that he was stepping down after 15 seasons as Bear River’s head football coach to take a coaching job at Sierra College.

It was announced Friday that Savoie, after eight years of serving under Logue, would be taking over the head coaching job.

“I guess it is bittersweet,” Savoie said. “I have really, really enjoyed working for Terry Logue He is a great coach, great man, and friend.”

Logue leaves behind quite a legacy at Bear River, including numerous coaching accolades and 13 straight winning seasons with the program.

Obviously, the shoes Savoie steps into are of mammoth proportions.

“I think the community will expect big things from me,” Savoie said. “Honestly, I am motivated to make those things come true. I want to keep what Terry did going.”

Savoie has been a teacher for 20 years, including eight at Bear River. He played college football at Cal Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks.

He said he does not expect big changes with the program, which won five league titles under Logue.

“I think Bear River football is going to continue to look like the old Bear River football,” Savoie said. “The kids that are there now are kids I’ve worked with at the youth level.”

Logue will continue to be nearby to lend a word or two of encouragement.

“The key thing there is that Terry and I have a great relationship,” Savoie said. “We see eye to eye not ust on football, but on life.”

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