A quartet of local coaches have stepped down from their positions since the winter sports season ended.
Archbishop Murphy High School boys basketball coach Len Bone and Kamiak boys basketball coach Brandon Corsi, girls basketball coach Brian Norman and boys wrestling coach Bryan Stelling all won’t be returning to their positions next season, athletics directors at both schools confirmed.
Bone spent three years with the Wildcats after a one-year coaching hiatus that proceeded his lengthy 21-year stint with the Snohomish boys basketball program. In his three seasons with Murphy, Bone compiled a 28-34 record, including a 15-26 in the two seasons since the Wildcats moved from the defunct Cascade Conference into Wesco 3A/2A.
Bone, 66, retired from coaching after leaving Snohomish following the 2015-16 but couldn’t stay away from coaching for long.
“I love the game and I missed it,” Bone told The Daily Herald after accepting his head coaching position with the Wildcats.
Bone achieved a 445-284 record over a lengthy high school coaching career, which included seven Class 4A state tournament appearances at Snohomish.
Corsi leaves the Kamiak boys basketball program after just two seasons at the helm. The Knights went 9-12 in back-to-back seasons under Corsi, who was an assistant with the program for 10 seasons prior to taking over head coaching duties.
Norman exits the Kamiak girls squad after six seasons as head coach. The Knights went 69-68 under Norman and made back-to-back 4A state regional appearances in 2016 and 2017.
Stelling and the Kamiak boys wrestling program went 3-6 in dual meets during his final season leading the team.
Jensen signs with Seattle University
Lakewood senior Alex Jensen has signed a National Letter on Intent to run cross country and track and field at Seattle University.
Jensen, a multi-sport standout at Lakewood who is the boys basketball program’s all-time leader in points and steals, finished 62nd at the 2A state cross country meet this past fall with a time of 16 minutes, 58.3 seconds.