New coaches ready to grace Clackamas County sidelines
With the start of 2022-23 high school sports edging ever closer, it's time to meet some of the new coaches who will guide their teams through the coming year.
Here's a look at some of the new varsity coaches who will be gracing the sidelines in Clackamas County in 2022-23.
Sport: Clackamas boys soccer
Coaching background: Head JV boys soccer coach at Gresham, 2014-2021. Boys head coach for Portland Timbers Regional Training Center, 2015-present. Boys assistant coach for Portland Timbers Olympic Developmental Program, 2019-2020. Head coach for Eastside Timbers Club, 2018-present.
Greatest accomplishments: Winning Presidents Cup and advancing to Regionals with EST 02B team. Undefeated winners of League Division 1 and Founders Cup with EST 05B team. Back-to-back undefeated JV seasons with Gresham boys.
Sport: Nelson girls cross country
Coaching background: Assistant coach at Warner Pacific University for cross country and track, 2017- 2020. Assistant coach at George Fox University for cross country and track, 2013-2017. Assistant coach at Summit High School for two years in cross country and four years in track, 2009-2013.
Greatest accomplishments: Winning back-to-back state titles in boys and girls cross country at Summit, with the boys team qualifying for Nike Cross Nationals in 2011. Also, three Summit girls finished 1-3 in the 1500 meters at the 2011 Class 5A state track meet.
Sport: West Linn football
Coaching background: Assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach at Portland State, 2021. Head coach at Camas, 2008-2020. Assistant coach at Camas, 2004-2007. Head coach at Redmond, 2001-2003. Head coach at Evergreen, 1988-2000. Graduate assistant at University of Oregon, 1985-1987. Assistant coach at Bend, 1983-1984. Assistant coach at Linfield, 1982.
Greatest accomplishments: Led Camas to a 127-22 overall record and won two state championships in 13 seasons.
Sport: West Linn boys basketball
Coaching background: Head boys basketball coach at Grant, 2014-2022. Assistant boys basketball coach at Hudson's Bay, 2012-2014. Head boys basketball at Roosevelt, 2004-2012; Assistant boys basketball coach at Cleveland, 1993-2004.
Greatest accomplishments: Led Roosevelt to a Class 5A runner-up finish in 2007, and took Grant to a Class 6A state championship in 2018.
Sport: Clackamas boys basketball
Coaching background: Varsity assistant boys basketball coach at Lakeridge, 2020-22. Head boys basketball coach at Clackamas, 2012-17. Head boys basketball coach at Molalla, 2006-2012. Varsity assistant boys basketball coach at Putnam, 2005-2006. Freshman coach, JV head coach and varsity assistant boys basketball coach at Clackamas, 1996-2005.
Greatest coaching accomplishments: Led Clackamas to a 98-37 overall record, won two Mt. Hood Conference titles, took the Cavs to three Class 6A state tournaments and advanced to the 2017 state championship game.
Sport: Nelson swimming
Coaching background: Club coach for four years with The Dolphins Swim Team; second year as head coach at Nelson.
Sport: Lakeridge volleyball
Coaching background: Head coach at Yamhill Carlton, 2016-2021. Head coach with McMinnville Volleyball Club, 2014-2017.
Greatest accomplishments: Named PAC West Coach of the Year at Yamhill Carlton for the 2019, 2020 and 2021. Yamhill Carlton reached the state playoffs in Takashima's last two years, with the Tigers finishing within the top 10 after regular season play in 2021.
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