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 head coach Greg Lowell along with three assistant coaches: Monte Cummings (Kelso), Ron Rakoce (Battle Ground), and Greg Wirtz (Mountlake Terrace). The Ed & Shirley Pepple Service Award will be presented to Seattle Public Schools Athletic Director Pat McCarthy for his exceptional support of high school basketball. The Prairie High School pair of Coaches Kyle Brooks and Jimmy Tuominen will receive the Pat Fitterer Positive Coaching Award. **For Covid protocol safety, the banquets are by invitation only. Contact Dave Dickson, David.Dickson@bellinghamschools.org WIBCA Hall of Fame Chair with questions.