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 [...]
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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.
The 2019 Washington North West Shootout team demonstrated great hustle, desire and unselfish play in beating Oregon 120-102, in the 25th annual game. The team recorded 25 assists and dominated the glass 53-39 in breaking a five game losing streak. Led by game MVP Jaden McDaniel’s 25 pts and 10 rebounds, all players played well and contributed in a big way. The balanced scoring of Cole Bajema 19, Anton Watson 18, Mica Pollard 12, Brock Ravet 12, and Shaw Anderson with 15, was too much for the Oregon squad to handle. Hunter Campau led the team with 5 assists, while Shaw [...]
Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA) has selected 2 coaches for induction to their Hall of Fame at their 44th annual banquet. The celebration will be held on Thursday, July 25 at the Wenatchee Convention Center and will fete two coaches from the North Central region, Mike Carlquist (Almira/Coulee-Hartline, Goldendale, Cashmere, Okanogan) and Tim Taylor (Brewster). The Brooklyn Nets’ Joe Harris, reigning NBA 3-point contest winner, will receive the Ed Pepple Service Award for his efforts to improve high school basketball. The July 25th banquet begins with a social hour at 5PM followed by buffet dinner and induction ceremony. Cost for [...]
The recent calendar year was a memorable one for WIBCA and its member coaches and student-athletes. WIBCA, the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association, was founded in 1974 and is the exclusive association of high school boys’ basketball coaches across the state of Washington. We are a non-profit organization and operate under the umbrella of the Washington State Coaches Association. Annually, the number of events, activities, and awards that WIBCA hosts, promotes, and sponsors continues to grow, all in the name of providing services and benefits to our membership of coaches and their student-athletes. Some of 2018-2019 highlights include membership reaching an [...]
W.I.B.C.A. Coaches, I hope your 2019 is off to a great start for you, your family, & your team. Post season is close to heating up. As competition increases, remember to be the role model your parent or high school coach was for you. We cannot demand positive behavior from our players if we are not monitoring our own. I know it can be tough & trying at times, but we must model positive behaviors & attitudes for our athletes. This is the time of year that stirs up everyone's competitive juices keep in mind, it is a game! You [...]