2021 WIBCA Year In Review


As we look back on 2021, we must do so with compassion and empathy for those individuals and families that have been impacted by COVID-19. The narrative around the past 18-months is obviously of the pandemic that each of us is still facing on a daily basis and here is to hope that we see an end to this soon. As an association, WIBCA looks back on 2021 as one that saw us come together as state coaches, gaining a larger footprint nationally, and increasing our opportunities for student-athletes and our member coaches. No different than other associations, COVID put the [...]

2021 WIBCA Year In Review2022-01-12T10:22:32-08:00

2021 John Wooden Legacy Award


NHSBCA Announces the Recipients of the 2021 John Wooden Legacy Award for Washington to Gary Wusterbarth, (Retired-Steilacoom High Schoo). Gary is the recipient of the John Wooden Legacy Award for his many years of successful service as head coach at Steilacoom High School and also his contributions to WIBCA and the NHBSCA. Gary efforts have included: Coached vs. Cancer, All State games coordinator, mentoring other states on how to set up state coaches associations, many duties as a long time WIBCA board member and various other contributions to the game of basketball. The National High School Basketball Coaches Association has teamed [...]

2021 John Wooden Legacy Award2021-11-29T11:35:06-08:00

WIBCA Plans July Hall of Fame Banquets


Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA) will induct an auspicious Class of 2022 at their July banquets. The Eastside ceremony in Spokane on July 19 will honor head coaches Ray Ricks (Northwest Christian) and Rick Sloan (Central Valley) for his many years of service as a coach and athletic director Jamie Nilles (West Valley Spokane) will receive the Ed & Shirley Pepple Service Award. The Pat Fitterer positive coaching award will be given to Levi Heyen (Cashmere). The July 21 Westside banquet, at the Nile Shrine Center, will fete five head coaches: John Callaghan (South Kitsap), Mike Kelly (Seattle Prep), [...]

WIBCA Plans July Hall of Fame Banquets2021-10-22T09:22:35-07:00

2021 Showcase Results


Past Players of the Showcase NAME HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE PROS Logan Adams Gonzaga Prep St. Martin’s Marky Adams Forks Peninsula College Nick Ambrose Central Valley Eastern Oregon Sean Anderson Kelso Seattle Pacific University Aaron Antoine North Central Spokane CC Khyree Armstead Mountlake Terrace Edmonds CC Marquis Armstead Mountlake Terrace Shoreline CC Sean Atkins Mark Morris George Fox University Leo Avila Shadle Park Spokane CC Beau Azagdanian Gonzaga Prep Eastern Oregon Adam Baker Richland Walla Walla CC Rem Bakamus Mark Morris Gonzaga University Brad Balch Mountlake Terrace Skagit Valley CC Matt Barnes Shadle Park Spokane CC Jared Bartleson Mark Morris Everett [...]

2021 Showcase Results2021-12-06T08:59:00-08:00

In Memory of Dwight Dean Pflugrath


Dwight Dean Pflugrath, 64, of Peshastin, Wash., suddenly passed away on July 11, 2021. He was born Nov. 14, 1956, in Leavenworth Wash. to Alfred and Ester Pflugrath. He attended Peshastin-Dryden school and graduated in 1975. He attended Wenatchee Valley College and Whitworth University in Spokane, earning a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in counseling. Dwight taught class, was a school counselor, athletic director, and basketball and track coach in Mansfield, Ritzville, and Brewster, Wash. After 33 years in public education, he moved back to his hometown of Peshastin, and was hired as an administrator and teacher at Upper Valley [...]

In Memory of Dwight Dean Pflugrath2021-08-17T13:28:31-07:00

In Memory of Coach Mel Ninnis


Courtesy of the News Tribune  Longtime Clover Park High School boys basketball coach Mel Ninnis has died, his son, Ryan, confirmed to The News Tribune. Ninnis, 65, was battling stage 4 bladder cancer, a diagnosis he received June 10. He was transferred to a Franciscan Hospice center in University Place, where he spent the past few weeks of his life surrounded by friends, family and former players. He died around 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to his son. “It’s been a whirlwind,” Ryan Ninnis said. “It’s a surreal situation how fast everything came out.” Ninnis said the situation was made easier by [...]

In Memory of Coach Mel Ninnis2021-08-16T10:14:16-07:00

WIBCA Fall Coaches Clinic


Join us for the FallWIBCA 9th Annual Coaches Clinic.IMPORTANT:CLICK HEREFor important COVID-19 Safety Procedure and Regulations for this Event CLCIK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE CLCIK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE WIBCA COACHES CLINIC COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS The WIBCA Basketball Coaches Clinic will follow COVID-19 social distancing and safety guidelines as set by the CDC and local government authorities. While we are taking every possible precaution, we cannot guarantee against exposure during events. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. We are continuously monitoring CDC [...]

WIBCA Fall Coaches Clinic2021-09-28T09:53:13-07:00

WIBCA Plans July Hall of Fame Banquets


WIBCA Plans July Hall of Fame Banquets Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA) will induct two years’ worth of Hall of Famers at their July banquets.  The Eastside ceremony at Davis High School on July 20 will honor head coaches Eli Juarez (Davis), Roger Sonderland (River View), and Dean Wagenaar (Sunnyside Christian) while also inducting assistant coaches Gary Archer (Ephrata) and Ted Wilkins (Goldendale).  For his many years of service at the Yakima State Tournaments, Gene Rostvold will receive the Ed & Shirley Pepple Service Award. The July 22 Westside banquet, at the Nile Shrine Center, will fete longtime Inglemoor [...]

WIBCA Plans July Hall of Fame Banquets2021-06-11T08:15:30-07:00

Mask Update


WIBCA MASK UPDATE Due to continual complaints of participants not following masking guidelines, the WIAA in partnership with WSSAAA, WOA, WIBCA and WSGBCA is authorizing basketball officials to remove participants for improper masking compliance. The Governor’s Office and State Department of Health require masks to be worn over the nose and mouth at all times indoors. If an official sees a mask improperly worn, they have the authority to remove the player until the next dead ball. In an effort to avoid officials having to enforce compliance and disrupt the rhythm of games, we are asking coaches to be role models [...]

Mask Update2021-06-04T09:09:24-07:00
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