WIBCA GENERAL MEETING
WIBCA GENERAL MEETING OCTOBER 11, 2015 @ HOWARD JOHNSON MOTEL, YAKIMA, WASHINGTON
Attendee’s: Nalin Sood, Pat Fitterer, Tim Kelly, Bill Bakamus, Gary Wusterbarth, Joe Harris, Dave Dickson, Tim Gaebe, Bruce Siebol, Doug Burge, Kyle Templeton, Roger De Boer, Roger O’Neill, Dennis Bower, Brian Roper, Shane Stacy, Dave Jamison, Greg Wirtz, Jon Schroeder, Justin Prohn, Loren Tillman.
Before the start of the WIBCA meeting we had a meeting with members of the Girls Basketball Association regarding the status of bringing back the 16-team tournament. WIBCA president Nalin Sood told the group that a short fall of $180,000-$200,000 was what the WIAA has said separates the current tournament format and the 16 team tournament. There was discussion on a financial solution that we could present to Kevin McKay before his next meeting in January.President Sood also brought up the possibility of taking a Boys and Girls teams to the NHSBCA tournament next summer in Wisconsin.
*President Nalin Sood called to the meeting to order and welcomed all attendees. Gary Wusterbarth moved that the February WIBCA meeting minutes be approved. Greg Wirtz seconded. It was voted on and passed.
*President Sood handed out a copy of WIBCA finances. A motion by Doug Burge was made to pay our NHSBCA annual dues of $250.00. Pat Fitterer seconded. It was voted on and passed.
WIBCA vs. CANCER
*Chairman Gary Wusterbarth said that WIBCA vs. Cancer has raised over $500,000 since 2000. Gary would like to receive pictures and stories from the various coaching staff’s regarding the night of their benefit. Please let Gary know of which cancer affiliate you sent the funds to.
*President Sood showed us our new WIBCA website. Our main sponsor is Cloud 9 Sportswear. Cloud 9 owner Roger De Boer has put a coach’s poll ranking the top 9 teams in each classification on the website. De Boer asked that coaches will be contacted every Monday during the season for an open tabulation of the rankings. A press release with the rankings will be sent to all newspapers. A team of the week and player of the week will also be named on the WIBCA website.
NHSBCA COACH OF THE YEAR
*Rick Skeen, Head Boy’s Coach at King’s High School is WIBCA’s nomination for NHSBCA Coach of the Year.
*Tim Kelly, basketball coach at Curtis High School, reminded us that each individual school or coaches should not schedule an international contest on their own accord. A game can be played as your 21st game, twice every six years. An international contest must be approved by the Washington State Coach’s Association, WIAA and the National Federation of State High School Association. The fee per school is $70.00 for the game.
WIBCA FALL CLINIC
*President Sood recognized the fantastic job Pat Fitterer did organizing this year’s clinic. He also thanked Roger De Boer on the sponsorship and Joe Harris for working the clock hour paperwork for the coach’s.
LAKE CHELAN BASKETBALL CLINIC
*Chelan coach Joe Harris let us know his annual coach’s clinic will be May 14th in Chelan. He said that the Lakeside Lodge and Campbell’s Resort will be providing special rates for coach’s who plan to stay the night.
NORTHWEST SPRING SHOWCASE
*Shadle Park coach Tim Gaebe reported that the 14th annual Showcase will be April 30th and May 1st at Bellevue Community College. The WIBCA/WIAA showcase has helped many players get noticed by Division 2 and Division 3, NAIA and junior college coach’s.
*The Northwest Shootout will be on April 16th. The Washington vs. Oregon game coordinator is Mark Morris Boys Coach Bill Bakamus.
WIBCA ALL-STATE GAMES
*Discussion was held regarding the location of the 2016 All-State Games. A motion was made by Greg Wirtz that the 2016 game be held at Mt. Lake Terrace High School and the 2017 & 2018 games be located at Curtis High School. It was seconded by Gary Wusterbarth. It was voted on and passed.
HALL OF FAME
*Dave Dickson, chairman of the Hall of Fame committee, announced the WIBCA board nominees for the 2016 inductions. Coaches are: Darcy Weisner, former coach at Brewster and Shadle Park; Mike Hull, former coach at Pateros; Mike Thacker, coach at Liberty (Spangle); Roger De Boer, Lynden Christian; Brian Roper, Lynden; and Dave Dickson, Squalicum. The board also nominated Spokane’s Bill Pierce, who worked for the Spokesman Review and The Yakima-Herald Republic’s Tourneytown, for the Ed Pepple Service Award. A motion by Doug Burge to approve the nominations was made and seconded by Pat Fitterer. It was voted on and passed. Coach Dickson announced that the Eastside banquet will be in Spokane on Tuesday, July 26th. The Westside banquet will be on Thursday July 28th in Ferndale. He reminded us that all WIBCA members are invited without paying. Please contact Coach Dickson in advance if you plan to attend one of the banquets.
*President Sood thanked Capital Development chairman Tim Gaebe for the fantastic job he has done raising funds for WIBCA.
*The WIBCA spring meeting will be at Seattle Christian School on February 21, 2016 at 11:00 am.
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