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Dan Lock to replace Kiko Magana as Bellevue’s Women’s Head Soccer Coach

Kiko Magana, Bellevue’s women’s soccer coach, has resigned. Magana has accepted a job offer at Lees-McRae College; an NCAA division II program in North Carolina. The new position will allow Magana to coach at his alma mater and also enables him to be near more immediate family. Dan Lock, one of Magana’s assistants for BC women’s soccer, has been named Head Coach by Athletic Director Bill O’Connor. Magana’s other assistant from last season, Evan Gaul, will remain on staff as an assistant/goalkeepers coach. Gaul will also serve in the same capacity for the BC men’s soccer program.

“While it is with great sadness that Kiko is leaving Bellevue, I am very proud of what he did with the culture of our women’s soccer program. Kiko had a strong connection with his student-athletes, fielded competitive teams, was very active in the recruitment of quality student-athletes, and elevated the academic standards within the program. Without a doubt, BC women’s soccer made great strides under him,” says O’Connor.

“Dan comes in with a strong background in soccer and was on staff last year. Both he and Evan are very comfortable with this transition as both were on staff last year. With the recruitment of the squad for this fall already completed, the program should continue right where it left off,” says O’Connor.

Bellevue’s Kiko Magana steps down as Men’s Soccer Head Coach

Kiko MaganaKiko Magana, who was recently named Co-Head Coach for Bellevue College men’s soccer, has resigned. Magana has accepted a job offer at Lees-McRae College; an NCAA division II program in North Carolina.

The new position will allow Magana to coach at his alma mater and also enables him to be near more immediate family. Dave O’Neill, who was recently named co-coach with Magana, will now assume the stand alone title of Head Coach for Bellevue College men’s soccer.

 

Job announcement: Head Women’s Soccer Coach – Centralia College

Salary: $7,000 Stipend

Posting Date:6/9/2015 
Closing Date:Until Filled

Centralia College is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for Women’s Soccer.  Centralia College is adding a women’s intercollegiate soccer program that will begin competition in Fall 2016.  This position reports to the Director of Athletics and works with campus departments and athletic commissioners to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) in areas including, but not limited to: recruiting, letters of intent, eligibility, scheduling and travel, and preparing student-athletes for competition.

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Community Colleges of Spokane and four others finish top 15 of NATYCAA Cup Standings

NATYCAA  LogoThe National Alliance of Two Year Colleges Athletic Association has just released the final standings of the state associations (California Community Colleges Athletic Association and the Northwest Athletic Conference) athletic competition.  Points are awarded based on team placing at their respective championships.

In only its second year in the competition, the NWAC is proud to announce that the Community Colleges of Spokane finished second.  Congratulations to CCS and their teams for their outstanding sports season.  The second place trophy will be awarded at the NATYCAA luncheon, on Monday, June 15, in Orlando, Florida. 

Congratulations are also in store for the following NWAC schools on their placing in the top 15.

Treasure Valley Community College                5th place
Bellevue College                                            9th place
Everett Community College                            11th place
Southwestern Oregon Community College       15th place

"Great job in representing your institution and the NWAC," said NWAC executive director Marco Azurdia. "In only two years the NWAC has shown itself to be on par with our peers."

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NATYCAA CUP 2014
The 2014 NATYCAA Cup Spokane won for it’s third place finish in the 2013-14 Standings

 

Job announcement: Head Softball Coach – Skagit Valley College

Opening Date/Time:   Mon. 06/08/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:   Fri. 06/19/15 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $6,630.00/Year

Skagit Valley College is recruiting for the position of Head Coach for Intercollegiate Women’s Softball.  This position is paid by stipend on per season basis and reports to the Director of Athletics.  The college embraces the diversity of our changing community and strives to reflect that diversity in our staff, faculty and student body. We cultivate an inclusive environment on campus while ensuring respect for all. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.

An option for additional part-time duties may be available.  This work would support Athletic Department operations at times that would not interfere with coaching activities and would be paid on an hourly basis. This hourly Assistant position would work with the Athletic Department staff on gym supervision or field maintenance.

Skagit Valley College (SVC) seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, and outgoing person to recruit and coach the women’s softball team.  This position will also instruct a softball conditioning class each term.  The head coach will behave and conduct work processes in a manner consistent with the College’s guiding principles and perform all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in the SVC’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

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Job announcement: Head Baseball Coach – Skagit Valley College

Application deadline
June 19, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.

Salary
$6,630 per season.

Skagit Valley College is recruiting for the position of Head Coach for Intercollegiate Men’s Baseball.  This position is paid by stipend on per season basis and reports to the Director of Athletics.  The college embraces the diversity of our changing community and strives to reflect that diversity in our staff, faculty and student body. We cultivate an inclusive environment on campus while ensuring respect for all. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.

An option for additional part-time duties may be available.  This work would support Athletic Department operations at times that would not interfere with coaching activities and would be paid on an hourly basis. This hourly Assistant position would work with the Athletic Department staff on gym supervision or field maintenance.

Skagit Valley College (SVC) seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, and outgoing person to recruit and coach the men’s baseball team.  This position will also instruct a baseball conditioning class each term.  The head coach will behave and conduct work processes in a manner consistent with the College’s guiding principles and perform all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in the SVC’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

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Everett Community College inducts eight into the EVCC Hall of Fame

On June 4th the Everett CC Athletic Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2015 in the newly named Walt Price Student Fitness Center. 

Mr. Walt Price was a coach and athletic director at EvCC for more than 20 years. His son, former WSU head coach and Everett Junior College Football player from 1964, Mike Price was the keynote speaker at the banquet.

Coach Jim Elsner
Jim began his Everett Community College coaching tenure as an assistant in 1984-85. He worked with newly hired head coach Mike Donchey to re-establish a program that had been on hiatus for two years, and successfully recruited players to join and rebuild the program. He continued as the assistant under Larry Walker until 1999.  Elsner lost his battle with cancer that year; the following year the Everett Community College Inspiration and Dedication Award was created and named in his honor. The award is a tribute to Elsner and all he meant to the athletes and coaches whose lives he touched.

Shawn Frank
Shawn Frank came to Everett Community College after an outstanding high school career at Everett High. In one memorable performance, he scored 45 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. He earned several honors during his sophomore season in 1991-92, including NAACP Student-Athlete of the Year and MVP of the North Division of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. In his second year with the Trojans, Shawn averaged 28 points and 15 rebounds per game – this led the league in both categories. He continued his academic and athletic career at Central Washington University.

Linda Livingston
Linda competed for Everett Junior College in 1964 and 1966 as a multi-sport athlete. Already in the Hall of Fame as a member of the 1964 state championship tennis team, Linda also competed in field hockey, basketball, and softball. Program director and Hall of Fame member Dolly Holland led the teams as they competed with both two and four year schools in the region. Livingston also served as treasurer of the EJC Women’s Athletic Association.

Chad McGuire
Chad came to Everett Community College from Edmonds-Woodway High School and left here as one of the finest performers at the guard position. He was a second team NWAACC all-star following his sophomore season, and was among the NWAACC leaders in assists in 1991-92. Chad teamed with fellow co-captain Shawn Frank during the 1991-92 season and was an effective all-around player who could score, pass, and defend with the league’s best. He continued his education and basketball career at Whitworth in Spokane. Like many of Larry Walker’s former players, Chad entered the coaching profession at Meadowdale High School. He coached at the junior varsity level (basketball, football, softball) and served nine years as the varsity men’s head basketball coach. Meadowdale’s highest finish in the state basketball tournament (5th place) took place in 2010. McGuire still teaches at Meadowdale; he retired from coaching in 2011.

Shawna Schooley
One of the state’s most dominant runners, Shawna Schooley Taylor competed for Everett in 2009 and 2010. She enters the Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility after leading her 2009 team to a NWAACC title. On an individual level, Shawna won four NWAACC titles and is the only school athlete to win back to back NWAACC cross country championships. She holds the school record in the 5k and is second in the 6k. She also held the 3k NWAACC steeplechase record and won the 3k steeple, 1500, and placed third in the 2010 NWAACC meet. She continued her running career at the University of Great Falls and currently lives in The Dalles, Oregon.

Tony Softli
In 1955 and 1956, Everett Junior College’s football team featured a strong running game which included running back Tony Softli.  Softli also was a member of the track and field squad under coach Walt Price as a freshman and coach Bill Deller in his sophomore season. Softli won four events in the Northern Division meet his second season (100 yd. dash, 220 yd. dash, low hurdles, and long jump); at the 1956 state meet he set a record in the long jump with a leap of 22’ 7 7/8” as part of the state’s third-place squad.

Following his career at Everett, Softli transferred to the University of Washington and became a two-sport athlete at the university level. He set a school record in the long jump (over 24 feet) during his time there. He began his employment career as a mechanic at Boeing, but soon took a position in the recreation program at UW, eventually leading the schools intramural sports programs for over 30 years. He became well-known as a trusted adviser, mentor, and inspiration to thousands of students. Softli retired in 2001 and lives in Newcastle.

Teams

1964 Men’s Tennis
Coach Dick Rowley’s 1964 men’s tennis team had one of the most successful seasons in the history of the college. Not only did they win the state championship as a team, the individual accomplishments were also outstanding. Joe Morgan won the state singles championship after a dominant season as the number one singles player. He teamed with Ron Collins to win the state doubles championship. This number one doubles team did not lose a set all year on their way to an undefeated season. Other members on the team roster were Craig Yost, Jay Magill, Fred McMaster, Guillermo “Bill” Jones, Lloyd Broadniak, Ron Springberg, and Bruce Eichelsdoerfer.

2009 Women’s Cross Country
Few women’s cross country teams have dominated both the league and the league championship meet as did the 2009 Everett Community College squad. Their score of 23 points at the league championship meet meant that this team beat the field if the field would have formed a mega team. According to Coach Matt Koenigs, (who was named co-NWAACC coach of the year), there were few, if any, junior college teams in the nation that were as talented. The team outperformed many four year schools along the way, including UPS, PLU, CWU, EWU, Whittier, Occidental, Sonoma State, Portland State, Seattle U., Southern Oregon, and many more. The team swept the first three spots (Shawna Schooley, Valerie Massey, and Kelsey Loomans) and recorded the fifth lowest score in NWAACC history. Team members included Shawna Schooley, Valerie Massey, Kelsey Loomans, Jolene Minor, Amanda Brager, Kelly Talkington, Kelly Brown, Jessica Costigan, Krissy McGill, Lauren Ainsworth, Chelsea Bronn, Kelsey Whipple, Danielle Grams, and Renee McCann.

Job announcement: Head Men’s Soccer Coach – South Puget Sound CC

Closing Date: Open until filled; Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 5:00 p.m. on June 15, 2015. Hire date will be July 1, 2015

Salary: $7000/per year, no benefits

South Puget Sound Community College is recruiting for the position of Head Coach for Intercollegiate Men’s Soccer.  This position reports to the Director of Athletics. 

The college embraces the diversity of our changing community and strives to reflect that diversity in our staff, faculty and student body. We cultivate an inclusive environment on campus while ensuring respect for all. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.

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Clackamas sophomore Brandon Halter signs with Oregon Tech Men’s Basketball

 photo of Brandon Halter in action
Sophomore guard Brandon Halter will move on to play for Oregon Tech next season.

Clackamas Cougar Brandon Halter has signed to play at OIT next season for hall of fame coach Danny Miles. Halter was a two time all-Southern Region performer and the 2015 Southern Region Player of the Year.

This season, he was the heart and soul of a balanced offensive attack for Clackamas as he averaged 16.3 points per game, 1.1 steals per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, and 2.4 assists per game. He hit 37% of threes this year on 222 attempts. Definitely one of the best long-range scorers in the NWAC for his career (8th in makes in NWAC this season.) 

Head coach Clif Wegner had this to say about the CCC star: “Brandon had a great career and a lot of great moments here. He was a great competitor with an old school work ethic that always wanted the challenge of a key defensive assignment as well. He was a player who gave his all every game and was always leading the battle for rebounds at both ends as well. He will be be hard to replace.”

Halter was the impetus of back-to-back Southern Region championship teams for the Cougars. A leader on and off the floor, he will seek to mesh his championship attitude with OIT’s championship tradition.

Pacific Assoc. Div. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans & Gold Gloves Announced

The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced the 2015 ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove team and the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award as National Player of the Year for the Pacific Association Division.

The Pacific Association Division includes junior colleges from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). 

Francis Christy, a sophomore catcher from Palomar College won the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award as the PAD Player of the Year. Christy batted .326 with a CCCAA state-best 11 home runs along with 52 RBI and 43 runs scored in 45 games this season. Palomar went 37-8.

Orange Coast won the CCCAA state championship and Lower Columbia won the NWAC title this season.

Established in 1945, the ABCA is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 6,600 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, Junior College, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 72nd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 7-10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

SEE ALSO: ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-Region Teams

2015 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award – National Player of the Year
Francis Christy, So., Catcher, Palomar
2015 -ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
Pacific Association All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Francis Christy So. Palomar CA
1B Gage Matuszak So. Feather River CA
INF Erik Barron So. Gavilan CA
INF Seaver Whalen So. Lower Columbia WA
INF Evan Douglas Fr. Spokane WA
OF Daniel Gardner So. Fresno CA
OF Nick Wolyniec So. Glendale CA
OF Ryan Schalch Fr. Marin CA
P Cameron Leeper Fr. Delta CA
P Blake Redman So. Oxnard CA
P Joe Balfour So. Mt. Hood WA
RP Josh Gogue Fr. Golden West CA
 
Pacific Association All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Ryan Hauge Fr. Santa Rosa CA
1B Martin Teague So. El Camino-Compton Center CA
INF Billy Mullins So. West Valley CA
INF Jackson Willeford So. Cypress CA
INF David Garza Fr. Edmonds WA
OF Andrew McWilliam Fr. San Diego Mesa CA
OF Nick Gawley So. Mt. Hood CA
OF Antonio Ruiz So. Rio Hondo CA
P Conner Brogdon So. Fresno CA
P Kade Kryzsko Fr. Lower Columbia WA
P Dylan Prohoroff So. Fullerton CA
RP Blake Edmonson So. College of the Siquoias CA
 
Pacific Association All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Collin Theroux So. Delta CA
1B Aaron Cisneros So. San Bernardino Valley CA
INF Alvaro Rubalcaba So. Solano CA
INF Jake Bakamus So. Lower Columbia WA
INF Dillon Persinger Fr. Golden West CA
OF Alex Fitchett So. Cosumnes River CA
OF Dylan Vchulek Fr. Bellevue WA
OF Roy Verdejo Fr. College of the Canyons CA
P Dean Kremar Fr. Delta CA
P Jake Barnett So. Palomar CA
P Alec Kisena Fr. Edmonds WA
RP Adam Coats So. Solano CA
 
Gold Bat Award – Player of the Year: Francis Christy, So., Catcher, Palomar
ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team
Pacific Association Gold Glove Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Spencer Pollock So. Treasure Valley WA
1B Gage Matuszak So. Feather River CA
2B Nobu Suzuki So. Skyline CA
3B Michael Fuchs Fr. Golden West CA
SS Jacob Thomas So. Delta CA
OF Mike McCallister So. LA Valley CA
OF Aaron Alexander So. Treasure Valley OR
OF Chase Grant Fr. Palomar CA
P Alex Smith Fr. Yakima Valley WA