Topic: Auburn Riverside
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December 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM
Auburn Riverside boys basketball coach Jason Brown is serving a four-game suspension for violation of the WIAA out-of-season contact rules, according to Rick Wells, Puyallup School District athletic director and SPSL chairman.
Because it’s a personnel issue, I was not able to get a great deal of information about the situation. Doug Auburn, Auburn Riverside AD, and Rob Swaim, Auburn School District AD, said they could not comment at all.
And Wells said he could not get into details about the violation.
But from what I heard from sources, the violation came late last spring and involved providing transportation to a player from another school to an AAU tournament at Auburn Riverside.
When someone brought the situation to the attention of Riverside administrators, the school did a full investigation and then self-reported to the SPSL ADs in the fall.
Wells said the ADs used a WIAA penalty chart to determine the sanction for Brown’s actions, which they determined was a Level 2 violation, and voted for a four-game suspension (20% of a 20-game regular season; the suggested range in the WIAA handbook is 10-50%.
He therefore missed Monday’s opener against Capital, which the Ravens won 109-74. Brown is able to coach during practices during the four-game stretch. But the head coaching duties at the first four games is being handled by assistant Earl Taylor.
October 21, 2013 at 3:14 PM
Gotta love high-school volleyball, right?
And if you’re reading this, you must.
On any given night….
There are certainly no sure things, although I feel pretty good about the teams I’ve got ranked in each of the top three classifications — Bellarmine Prep, Southridge and Burlington Edison. Those jive with the Coaches Association rankings, too (not that those have a great deal of influence on mine, to be honest). I’ve had Bellarmine and Southridge at the top all season, although West Valley of Yakima started No. 1 in 2A.
At any rate, the “shocker” last week was Kentridge’s 3-2 victory over Kentwood, which had been cruising along and had shot up to No. 2 after an earlier win over Emerald Ridge. The Conquerors were even in PrepVolleyball.com’s top-100. No longer. Kentridge started the season 0-7, but has been playing better as of late and that win over KW was a third straight — followed by a 3-0 loss to Auburn Riverside.
As far as the rankings go, it’s the time of the season where it’s difficult to make huge changes based on a single match, because you have to keep the bigger picture in focus.
March 20, 2013 at 8:41 AM
Bryant Thomas, who helped Federal Way rise to a state contender the past few seasons, has been named new head football coach at Auburn Riverside.
Here is the press release:
The Auburn Riverside High School athletic department is pleased to announce the selection of Bryant Thomas as Head Football Coach. Coach Thomas will replace Bob Morgan who resigned in January after six seasons leading the Ravens.
The past six years Coach Thomas coached at Federal Way High School. During his first five years at Federal Way, he was the offensive coordinator for the Eagles. This year, in anticipation of becoming a head coach, he moved to the defensive side of the ball as the defensive coordinator. Prior to coaching at Federal Way, Coach Thomas spent six years coaching for Idaho State University. He has also worked for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington State University.
Coach Thomas said, “I am excited about the opportunity of becoming the head football coach at Auburn Riverside High School and look forward to continue building a program that the school and community will be proud of.”
“Bryant Thomas is a quality individual who has had success wherever he has been. We are very excited to have him as part of the staff at Auburn Riverside.” ARHS Athletic Director Doug Aubert said.
Coach Thomas will also join the teaching staff at Auburn Riverside High School.
March 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Tim Nelson came out of retirement to take over the head girls basketball program at Auburn Riverside High School this past season.
It was a short stay.
Nelson, who previously coached at Enumclaw, has resigned.
Here is the complete press release from Doug Aubert, AR’s athletic director:
AUBURN, Wash. (March 18, 2013) – After a successful year Tim Nelson has decided to step down as Auburn Riverside’s head girls basketball coach. The athletic department at Auburn Riverside will begin the search for a new coach immediately.
This year under Coach Nelson the Ravens finished tied for 2nd in the SPSL North, beat Kentwood in the tiebreaker and then beat SPSL South #2 Puyallup in the crossover game. Coach Nelson was named the SPSL North Division Coach of the Year.
Coach Nelson had this to say about his time at Auburn Riverside; “I leave with high regard for Auburn Riverside. From the day I entered the building, I was eagerly welcomed by staff and administration offering to do all they could to help me settle in to my new role. Moreover, I will always remember the respectful and spirited student body as a highlight of my time at AuburnRiversideHigh School.”
“Tim Nelson is a high character individual who has the ability to impart his love of the game to his athletes. He will be missed by all of us who have had a chance to work with him,” ARHS Athletic Director Doug Aubert said.
The position open should formally open within the next week. Interested parties contact ARHS Athletic Director Doug Aubert. Application packets can be found online at the AuburnSchool District website or picked up at the AuburnSchool District office.
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