WWU's Gillispie named Sehome basketball coach

April 23, 2018

The Sehome Mariners have tapped into Western Washington University to fill out their coaching ranks. Former WWU assistant coach Skyler Gillispie has been named the new head coach for Sehome boys basketball. 

Sehome Athletic Director Colin Cushman announced the hire Monday. Cushman told The Doug Lange Network he' super excited about his new coach. "First and foremost he's clearly a guy that has a passion for kids," said Cushman. "I think he's going to be a great fit with us at Sehome, we're excited."

Gillispie served as an assistant coach for the WWU men's basketball team during the 2017-2018 season. Before that he coached 6 seasons at Camas High School leading the Papermakers to four consecutive winning seasons. During the 2014-15 campaign he took Camas to the state tournament for the first time in 51 years. 

In an interview with The Doug Lange Network Gillispie said he thinks Sehome is a good fit "There's tons of tradition and culture and I'm excited to be a part of it," said Gillispie. Hopefully continue to build off of it with the new building and everything, it's a really cool opportunity to rebrand a tradition."

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Sehome boys basketball coach Skyler Gillispie

The 28-year-old Washington State and Concordia graduate takes over for Steve Call who posted an overall record of 25-and-38 in 3 years leading the Mariners. 

Gillispie says he's looking forward to joining the Northwest Conference and getting an opportunity to compete against and learn from it's hall of fame coaches. "From my standpoint, I like the competition. I like the challenge and i hope we can build a culture that coincides with my thoughts on that." 

Gillispie is a teacher at Bellingham High School. He and his wife Taryn and their newly adopted daughter live in Bellingham.  

- Doug Lange 

New Sehome boys basketball coach. Photo: WWU Athletics

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