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Job announcement: Head Coach Volleyball – Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College (“CBC” or the “College”) is seeking a Head Volleyball Coach whose primary responsibility is to develop and maintain a competitive program in volleyball with an emphasis on recruiting local athletes.  Additionally, the Head Coach will assist student athletes in achieving their educational goals.  The Head Coach will report directly to the Athletic Director.

This stipend position assumes responsibility as Head Volleyball Coach for the second half of the fall 2017-2018 volleyball season beginning immediately under a pro-rated contract.  The position is available due to an unanticipated resignation.  Otherwise, the salary stated above is for work performed from July 1 to June 30 of each year.  The position is not a full-time position (i.e., not eligible for benefits or retirement, etc.).

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled (First consideration closes February 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time)

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2017 Fall Sports Coaches of the Year

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VANCOUVER – The NWAC is pleased to officially announce the Fall 2017 Coaches of the Year.

Bill Steyer Lane Community College
Men’s Cross Country

Steyer, in his first year at the helm of the Titans, led his Men’s Cross Country team to Lane’s second straight XC title. Three Titans were named to the NWAC All-American team including the Men’s individual NWAC Champion and runner-up.

Blas Guerra Treasure Valley Community College Women’s Cross Country

Guerra guided the Chukars to second place finish at the championship meet. Three Chukars earned NWAC All-American honors including the the Women’s NWAC individual Champion.

Steve Mohn Highline College
Men’s Soccer

Mohn, the West Region Coach of the Year, managed the 2nd-ranked Thunderbirds to a 14-1-3 record and the 2017 Championship, Highline’s third title. The Thunderbirds’ defense was the best in the conference, allowing only 11 goals in 18 matches. Six of Mohn’s players were named to the North-West All-Star team.

Tom Moore Highline College
Women’s Soccer

It was a good year to be from Highline and be ranked #2 in the final poll as Tom Moore led his undefeated squad to a 18-0-2 record and Highline’s second NWAC Championship. His Thunderbirds had one of the stingiest defenses in NWAC history allowing only 5 goals while the offense was one of the most productive in history scoring 99 goals (4.95 goals per match). Seven of Moore’s players were named to the North-West All-Star team including the West Region MVP.

Traci Stephenson Chemeketa

Stephenson, the South Region COY, led the top-ranked Storm to a 30-4 record and Chemeketa’s fourth NWAC Championship.  Chemeketa cruised through the championship tournament going 5-0 – winning all matches 3-1 until Bellevue found a way to stretch a CHCC contest to 5 sets in the title match. On the season, the Storm won 89 sets while only giving up 23 and ended the season on a 24 match winning streak. Four of Stephenson’s players were named to the South Region All-Star team including the Region MVP.

Under Armour Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 6

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Gabe Garrett, Jefferson HS / Portland, OR., led PCC to a pair of wins to improve the top-ranked Panthers to a 13-2 season record. Garrett averaged 27 points and 6 rebounds on the week.

"Gabe had a strong week in leading our team to two big wins to start the league season," Said PCC head coach Tony Broadous. "He continues to get better in all aspects of the game. A returning First Team All Conference player as a freshman, he came back this year even better. Gabe can score in a variety of ways, he is really crafty and plays hard at all times."

Under Armour Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 6

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Kayce Mock, Sutherlin HS / Sutherlin, OR., led CCC to a pair of wins to improve the fourth-ranked Cougars to a 10-3 season record. Mock averaged 12pts, 15.5 rebounds and 5 blocks for the week. She is currently the league’s rebound leader averaging 14.5 boards a game and is second in blocks averaging 3.1 a contest.

“Kayce has had a great year for us so far," said CCC head coach Jim Martineau. "She leads the NWAC in rebounds at over 14 per game and is 2nd in block shots with 3 per game.   She is also averaging 14 points a game.   She plays multiple positions on offense and has the ability to defend every person on the floor.   I look forward to more of the same from Kayce as the year continues.”

NWAC – Under Armour Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll – Jan 9

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

JANUARY 9, 2018
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Portland 2-0, 13-2 80 (8) 1
2. Everett 0-0, 12-3 58 4
3t. Edmonds 0-0, 12-3 43 5t
3t. Yakima Valley 2-0, 11-4 43 NR
5. North Idaho 0-1, 10-4 22 5t
6. Walla Walla 1-0, 11-3 21 2
7. Spokane 1-1, 11-4 16 3
8. Linn-Benton 1-1, 11-4 8 NR
Also receiving votes: Bellevue 7, Lane 6, Clackamas 4, Olympic 3,
Umpqua 1

Next Poll: January 23

NWAC – Under Armour Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll – Jan 9

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

JANUARY 9, 2018
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Umpqua 1-0, 14-0 80 (8) 1
2. Walla Walla 1-0, 13-1 60 2
3. North Idaho 1-0, 10-3 39 5
4. Clackamas 2-0, 10-3 37 4
5. Grays Harbor 0-0, 12-1 29 NR
6. Columbia Basin 2-0, 11-4 27 NR
7. Everett 0-0, 11-3 21 3
8. Lane 2-0, 10-4 9 NR
Also receiving votes: Bellevue 3, Lower Columbia 3, Big Bend 2,
Spokane 2
Next Poll: January 23

2017 Baden NWAC Volleyball Player of the Year

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Freshman setter Jane Cale, West Albany/Albany, OR., had a solid year quarterbacking the Storm offense with 716 assists on a 7.78 a/set average, A very versatile player, the South Region MVP also had 64 kills on a very strong 41.3% kill efficiency and had 249 digs on a 2.71 d/set average to go with 33 blocks. Her kills, digs and blocks totals led the conference for setters. Cale’s play was a pivotal factor in leading Chemeketa to a 25-4 season record and helping the team to a perfect championship tournament going 5-0 to capture the Storm’s fourth NWAC title. For her efforts, Cale was named the Tournament MVP.

2017 Baden NWAC Soccer Players of the Year

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Sophomore forward Sydney Warren, Tahoma HS/Maple Valley, WA., rewrote the record book at Peninsula scoring 31 goals, sixth most goals in NWAC history. The North Region MVP, Warren helped the Pirates to 20-1-0 record, a team record number of goals in a season (142) and a runner up finish at the NWAC Championship. Warren has inked with the University of Portland for the 2018 season.


Sophomore forward Israel Gonzalez, Grandview HS/Grandview, WA., was a dominate force in turning around a CBC squad that finished near the bottom of the East region standings a year ago to a playoff contender and second place finish in a perennially strong region. Gonzalez, The East Region MVP, scored 16 of the Hawk’s 42 goals and with 4 assists, tallied 42 points on the season.  CBC fell in a PK shootout to eventual NWAC Champions Highline in the quarterfinals. Gonzalez is currently considering several four-year colleges for the 2018 season.

2017 Baden NWAC Cross Country Athletes of the Year

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Treasure Valley freshman Delia Deleon, Nyssa High School/Nyssa, OR., (18:29.20) cruised to victory by 11 seconds over the second place finisher to win the women’s championship. Deleon, the NWAC Women’s Athlete of the Week for Week 2, helped lift Treasure Valley to a second place finish at the Championship meet.


Lane freshman Andy Muha, Sunset HS/ Beaverton, OR., turned in a time of 26:47.30 to claim the 2017 Men’s Cross Country Title. Muha topped sophomore teammate Michael Martin (26:56.90) by 9 seconds to claim the men’s title. The pair had been topping NWAC results all season long while claiming five of the six men’s Athlete of the Week awards. Muha’s Titans took the team championship edging Spokane 42 to 47.

Job announcement: Athletic Director – Green River College

Green River College is seeking an Athletic Director.

With responsibility for encouraging academic success for all students through competitive intercollegiate and intramural sports as well as engaging campus recreation programs, this position is part of a “whole student” approach to success at Green River College where participation in activities outside of the classroom can assist with recruitment, retention, completion and success.      

The administrative responsibilities of this position require someone with vision and collaborative leadership.  Through building and maintaining strong relationships with internal departments, the incumbent will collaborate for academic success of student athlete cohort as well as develop resources for athletic and recreational events. The importance of relationships continues as the position will also work with student government, local school districts, parks & recreation departments, and other entities.  The Green River College Foundation is a partner in raising awareness and funds for the successful and growing programs at Green River College.  

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