Capital High School has offered its boys basketball head coaching position to Dave Mastin, a former state representative with college coaching experience, multiple sources have told The News Tribune.
The official hire is pending approval by the Olympia School Board at today’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Knox Administration Center. Should the board approve Mastin’s hire, he will replace Doug Galloway, whose basketball coaching contract was not renewed in August. Olympia School District officials said Galloway failed to provide adequate supervision after Western Washington University police investigated alleged forced sexual contact between students during a June basketball camp in Bellingham.
Mastin served multiple terms in the state House of Representatives as a Republican from 1993-2004, and also has an extensive background in basketball as a player and a coach.
His past coaching stints include being the men’s basketball coach at Walla Walla University, a private NAIA independent school, and an assistant coach at his alma mater, Whitman College.
As a 6-foot-4 forward at Whitman from 1983-87, Mastin ranks No. 5 all-time at the college in scoring (1,605 points) and No. 2 all-time in rebounding (976).Meg Wochnick: 360-754-5473 firstname.lastname@example.org