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
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WIBCA Selects Hall of Fame Coaches Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA) will honor five coaches at their 45th annual banquet Hall of Fame Banquet. The celebration will be held on Thursday, July 23 at the Nile Country Club in Mountlake Terrace. The banquet will fete Greg Lowell, longtime head coach at Inglemoor High School, and four assistants: Gary Archer (Ephrata), Monte Cummings (Kelso), Ron Rakoce (Battle Ground), and Greg Wirtz (Mountlake Terrace). The evening will tip off with a 5PM social hour followed by buffet dinner and induction ceremony. Tickets for the July event may be purchased online at [...]
Thanks to those that attended our recent fall clinic hosted by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association. This years clinic provided a variety of excellent speakers from the high school, community college, NAIA and D1 collegiate levels. Headline speakers were Coach Kyle Smith of Washington State University mens team and Shantay Legans from the Eastern Washington mens program. WIBCA, with the support of Shoot-A-Way, was again able to give away a brand new Shooting "Gun" to one lucky attendee. Thanks also to our sponsors in attendance: Cloud 9 Sports, Shoot-A-Way, Snap, and Hudl. We would like to thank the Yakima [...]
Coach, As one season ends, and another is about to begin… Continue thinking about your players and how to build a culture where every athlete on the team contributes and grows. They have many people in their life but none whose relationship with them is continually focused on making them a better player and person. Win or lose, the opportunities that you provide these young people will stay with them forever while helping to shape them for the rest of their lives. Our desire is that this newsletter will stimulate your thinking and help prepare you and your teams on and [...]
In 1978 WIBCA’s Founding Fathers gathered to create an organization to represent and support high school basketball and coaches in the state of Washington. The Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA) was started by legendary coaches such as Ed Pepple, Don Koplitz, Jim Harney, Wayne Gilman, Lyle Patterson, and Mel Bowden. WIBCA is thriving and continuing to serve over forty years later. Today, in addition to advocating for and representing high school basketball and its coaches, WIBCA provides countless services and opportunities for coaches and players. Some of them include six All-State games, a Spring Showcase Event, a Hall of Fame [...]
The WIBCA (Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association) State Basketball Showcase originated in 2003 and was first held in Cheney, Washington at Eastern Washington University. The following two years the event was moved to Spokane’s Lewis & Clark High School. In 2006 the showcase moved west of the mountains to Bellevue College. This two day state sanctioned basketball tournament has flourished as it provides 160 student athletes an opportunity to display their talent and skills to prospective college coaches in hope of continuing their playing careers at the collegiate level. Positive feedback from coaches and players is the norm for this spring [...]
On July 25, the 45th WIBCA Hall of Fame Banquet was held at the Wenatchee Convention Center inducting two legendary North Central Washington Head Coaches, Tim Taylor (Brewster) and Mike Carlquist (Okanagon). The 80 people in attendance were treated to a sumptuous buffet, snappy one-liners from emcee Pat Fitterer, and inspirational speeches from the inductees. Additionally, Bruce Siebol (Sunnyside) was presented with the "Patrick Fitterer Positive Coaching Award" and Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets) was awarded the "Ed Pepple Service Award" for his contributions to the improvement of basketball in Washington. If you are a WIBCA member interested in nominating a head or [...]
2019 NHSBCA National Convention Well, we wrapped up our NHSBCA National Convention in Seattle yesterday. All went great. 50 attendees from across the US for three days of positive and productive talk about high school basketball and the betterment of our game. Needless to say the past couple weeks have been busy. Thank you to everyone that attended and helped make this possible.