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January 13, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Alan Guffey passes away

Alan Guffey, a former basketball coach at Sammamish High School and Edmonds Community College, passed away last night while under going heart surgery in Modesto, CA.

He was 62.

Mr. Guffey was the founder and owner of the Washington Tournament Association and operated youth basketball tournaments for boys and girls in Western Washington the past several years. The WTA has been one of the premier AAU-type tournament organizations in the Puget Sound area for the past five years.

Mr. Guffey also was a former Girls Director for basketball for the Pacific NW AAU organization. He sold the WTA franchise in August when he moved to Modesto to be near his children and grandchilder.

Mr. Guffey served as head girls coach at Sammamish for the 2007-2008 season. Previously, he coached the Edmonds CC women from 1996-1999 after a five-year stint at Blaine High School.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in Modesto.

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