Enumclaw’s search for a new head boys basketball intensifies over the next week when candidates will be interviewed by a team comprised of a high-school administrator, three current Enumclaw varsity head coaches, a parent of a current junior player and a current junior player.
Ted Carlson acted as interim head coach this past season after Phil Engebretsen resigned at the end of a 27-1 campaign, when the Hornets suffered their lone loss of the season in the Class 3A state championship game.
Carlson had resigned as Enumclaw’s head girls coach after the 2008-09 season to spend more time with his family. His son Tyler is a standout football and baseball player for the Hornets.
Enumclaw finished 8-14 in 2010-11.
The school does not have an in-building teaching position available to accompany the coaching job, athletic director Kevin Smith said, “but I believe that the committee will be pleased with the pool of candidates.”