Kevin Strasser admitted Tuesday that he pawned two wristwatches owned by students when he was the Oregon City High School football coach.
He pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, a misdemeanor and was sentenced in Clackamas County Circuit to a year-and-a-half on probation.
As part of a plea deal to avoid felony charges, Strasser also resigned from his position as a coach and surrendered his teaching credentials.
He pawned two watches that were in the school's lost-and-found in June at the end of the school year.
The Oregonian reports Strasser can leave the country to take a coaching job with the Edmondton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League where he previously coached.
Strasser is a former Oregon State University football player who also coached at Portland State University.