Rivalry Renewed: Nagel, Rumrey named honorary coaches for SOU Spring Game

Southern Oregon's 2019 Spring Game will have a 1990s flair to it.

Posted: May 2, 2019 7:11 PM

ASHLAND—Two high school coaching legends in the Rogue Valley have been named honorary guest coaches for Southern Oregon’s spring football game.

For Jim Nagel and Rod Rumrey, Friday marks the latest chapter in their storied rivalry, as they’ll be on opposing sidelines just as they were when their high school teams were archrivals.

"We had some Donnybrooks,” Nagel said. “He got the better of us in one of the state championship games, but I'd like to think we got the better of him more often than not."

There’s nearly four decades of high school coaching experience for Nagel and Rumrey in the Rogue Valley.

Nagel spent 20 years at Ashland, 13 of which were intersected with Rumrey’s time at North Medford.

The coaches combined for five championships, including the showdown in 1998 when they went head to head for the state title.

"I think we actually finished third in the conference behind Ashland and Grants Pass and we played Grants Pass in the semis and Ashland in the championship game,” Rumrey said. “We were able to win both those games and believe me that was one of the few times we came out on top against coach Nagel."

SOU head coach Charlie Hall said he hopes Friday’s meeting between Rumrey and Nagel conjures up sweet memories of the golden age of football in southern Oregon.

"My memories of the North-Ashland games as an assistant were just the crowds,” he said. “The crowd at Ashland High School or the crowd at Spiegelberg Stadium was just phenomenal. To be a part of that was really cool for those players and coaches."

Nagel and Rumrey have connections to SOU as well.

Rumrey was an all-conference performer as a wide receiver in 1967, and Nagel was an assistant coach in 2013 and for the national champion team in 2014.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 3927

Reported Deaths: 148
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah104058
Marion90525
Washington69017
Clackamas29010
Deschutes1190
Linn1169
Umatilla1113
Polk9610
Lane672
Yamhill657
Jackson570
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Coos310
Malheur280
Josephine251
Jefferson250
Douglas250
Wasco181
Columbia160
Hood River120
Morrow120
Lincoln90
Tillamook60
Curry60
Union60
Crook50
Wallowa20
Sherman10
Grant10
Harney10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 94020

Reported Deaths: 3754
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles450172106
San Diego6559249
Riverside6464290
Orange5336131
San Bernardino4365176
Alameda284793
Santa Clara2617139
San Francisco236740
San Mateo183376
Kern182429
Tulare164175
Santa Barbara155112
Fresno144822
Contra Costa132136
Sacramento129356
Imperial114523
Ventura91230
San Joaquin75233
Stanislaus62928
Kings5172
Sonoma4824
Solano45520
Monterey3958
Marin38814
San Luis Obispo2581
Merced2516
Santa Cruz1922
Yolo19022
Placer1849
Napa1013
Humboldt932
Madera842
El Dorado740
San Benito702
Nevada411
Sutter402
Shasta364
Butte340
Mono341
Yuba281
Del Norte230
Mendocino210
Inyo191
Mariposa151
Calaveras130
Lake120
Glenn120
Amador100
Siskiyou61
Colusa50
Plumas40
Tuolumne30
Tehama31
Alpine20
Lassen20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 82°
Brookings
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 66°
Crater Lake
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 78°
Grants Pass
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 82°
Klamath Falls
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 78°
Hot temperatures next week
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Monday, May 25 afternoon weather

Image

Anywhere Learning: Field Trip - Five Features of a Forest

Image

Anywhere Learning: Read-aloud - A Wrinkle in Time

Image

Anywhere Learning: Vocal Masterclass

Image

Anywhere Learning: Summer Reads

Image

Monday, May 25 morning weather

Image

Sunday, May 24 evening weather

Image

Sunday, May 24 morning weather

Image

Saturday, May 23 evening weather

Image

Saturday, May 23 morning weather