Stanwood hires Garrett Glick as new boys basketball coach

Glick takes over for Josh Thayer, who coached the team the past three seasons.

The Stanwood-Camano School District announced Wednesday that Garrett Glick will be the new coach for the Stanwood High School boys basketball team.

Glick was the Kamiak girls junior varsity coach this past season and worked alongside first-year varsity coach Tina Brown to help the Knights advance to state regionals for the first time since 2017.

He replaces Josh Thayer who’s led the program the past three years.

“To be part of such a storied program and get the opportunity to look to even greater heights, this is a dream position,” Glick, a Lake Stevens High School graduate, said in a press release.

For five years Glick worked various jobs within the basketball realm before joining Kamiak. He was the JV girls coach at Moscow (Idaho) High School, the video coordinator for the University of Idaho men’s basketball team and the operations and video intern for the University of San Francisco men’s basketball team.

Thayer, who took over the program in the 2021-22 season, led Stanwood to a 48-31 record and three consecutive Class 3A District 1 tournaments. The Spartans lost in the winner-to-regionals game his first year.

“Fans can expect a fast-paced, perimeter-oriented offensive attack encouraging our team to play relaxed yet meticulously,” Glick said in the release. “On defense, we will be stifling on the perimeter and physical on the inside, outworking our opponents on the glass and loose balls in particular.

“I could not be more excited to grow the legacy of this program and join the Spartan family,” Glick continued. “Let’s get to work.”

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