Jim was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Adams, mother Elizabeth Adams, and sister Suzanne Rowe. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sally (Luark) Adams, brother Lewis Adams, sons Kirk (Roz) Adams and Jay (Sheri) Adams, daughter Melissa (Sam) Luna, and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim was born in Hoquiam, WA. He spent most of his early years at Lake Quinault, and moved to Montesano as a freshman in high school. After graduation he attended Grays Harbor Community College, Washington State University and Western Washington University where he earned a degree in education. He then taught [...]
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It is with great sadness that the basketball community and the state of Washington said farewell to retired Mercer Island head basketball coach, Ed Pepple, who passed away on the morning of September 14th, 2020. To everyone he was “Coach Pepple”. The list of accomplishments and accolades achieved by Coach has no peer, he simply is “The GOAT”. The all-time winningest coach in the history of boys basketball in the state of Washington with 952 wins (Mercer Island HS, Mark Morris HS and Fife HS) achieved over 49 years and also inducted to numerous hall of fames, this was only [...]
Longtime Edmonds CC men’s basketball coach Keith Kingsbury, right, poses with Edmonds College coach Kyle Gray during the Tritons’ 2020 basketball season. After a battle with cancer, former Edmonds Community College men’s basketball coach Keith Kingsbury died on Monday, Aug. 24, less than five weeks after his 80th birthday. Kingsbury’s coaching statistics are eye popping and are worthy of an individual who has been inducted into three separate Hall of Fames: Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association in 2009, Northwest Athletic Conference in 2013 and the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. His numbers merit legendary status: [...]
As Coaches, both Head and Assistant we are teachers and leaders. WIBCA Coaches are dedicated to working within our own communities and the state of Washington with local leaders, officials and law enforcement agencies to create long-lasting and sustainable change across our state. Join us in this journey. Enter your name into our drawing for a set of 15 T Shirts with a Slogan supporting Coaches for Racial Justice. We will be drawing two coaches (two different schools of boys programs only!) who will receive 15 T-shirts. Use the form below to give us all your contact information for you [...]
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT, JOE HARRIS Coach, Being a coach is year around, this is as important now more than ever. If nothing else, these past few months have been very challenging for all of us. We have all had to adjust to something different, life in a pandemic, where uncertainty is the norm. As coaches, we should use our time to help others. What have you done in the last twelve weeks to make yourself better.....as a person and as part of your team? We should subscribe to the ideology that our teams, community, or any collective group can overcome [...]
If you would like to be considered for a possible position on the WIBCA Executive Board (vote to determine) if we expand our board, and if so, by how many position, please fill out this application form to assist us with our vetting process. The vote on possible board expansion will be made at our fall WIBCA meeting in October. If approved we will then keep applications open for 1-2 weeks after the vote is taken. CLCIK HERE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Congratulations to the following senior students athletes on their end of season WIBCA awards: WIBCA “Mr. Basketball”-Tanner Toolson, Union High School PLAYERS OF THE YEAR (Respective classifications) 4A-Jabe Mullins, Mt. Si High School 3A-Tari Eason, Garfield High School 2A-Wyatt Walker, Burlington Edison High School 1A-Hunter Ecklund, La Center High School 2B-A.J. Floyd, Davenport High School 1B-Caleb Revey, Lummi High School CONGRATULATIONS
WIBCA Hall of Fame Event Cancelled Due to the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 and uncertainty of future state policies; while also wanting to ensure a safe and positive environment for a WIBCA-related event, we are cancelling the 2020 WIBCA Hall of Fame inductions scheduled for July 23rd at the Nile golf and Country Club in Mountlake Terrace. We are very disappointed to have to make this decision but we have informed our three inductees and look forward to celebrating their achievements and this honor with them, their families, and friends in 2020. We will have specific date, time and [...]