NWAACC Basketball Coaches of the Year Announced
NWAACC Basketball Coaches of the Year
Clackamas' Clif Wegner Named NWAACC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year
Clackamas men's basketball Head Coach Clif Wegner was voted the NWAACC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year for his team's outstanding season. This is the second time Coach Wegner has been named Coach of the Year by his peers. The Cougars needed double overtime against defending NWAACC Champs Yakima Valley and a single overtime against Lower Columbia to claim the 2009 NWAACC Championship. The Cougars finished the season 29-3 and was ranked #1 for the majority of the season. The 2008-09 season wasn't without hardship for Clackamas. In December, longtime coach with the Cougars, Jim Worden passed away from cancer and the team dedicated the season to Worden.
Lane's Greg Sheley Named NWAACC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year
After winning this year's NWAACC Women's Basketball Championship, Greg Sheley has been voted the 2008-09 Women's Coach of the Year. Sheley won his third NWAACC championship in four years. During his ten years as the Lane Titan coach, Sheley has accumulated a 243-73 record. The 2008-09 season marks his eighth straight season with 20 wins or more. After finishing second in the South Region, the Titans rolled through the NWAACC Tournament. This year is Sheley's third time being named NWAACC Coach of the Year.
Coach Wegner and Coach Sheley will be formally honored at the 2009 Hall of Fame Banquet being held in Pasco, WA May 28.