Dave Jamison has coached the Kentridge High School boys basketball team to the state tournament six times in 15 seasons as the Chargers’ coach, including a 4A state championship appearance in 2007.
This summer Jamison will enter the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Jamison was one of eight members selected to enter the WIBCA Hall of Fame, alongside Zillah’s Doug Burge, La Conner’s Scott Novak, former Richland coach Phil Neill, and former Willapa Valley coach John Peterson. Assistant coaches Jim Castleberry (Richland), Frank Mattson (Yakima area) and Al Kawashima (former Franklin and O’Dea assistant and head coach at Eastside Catholic).
Longtime coach Jim Stinson, who authored a book chronicling the state B basketball tournaments called "Remembering the B," will receive the Ed Pepple Service Award for positive contributions to high school basketball.
Jamison, Novak, Peterson and Kawashima will be honored at a banquet starting at 5 p.m., July 23, at Allenmore Events Center.
Jamison coached Kentridge to the 4A state title game in 2007, when the Chargers lost to Ferris in double overtime. He also coached former Washington state Gatorade Player of the Year Gary Bell Jr, who this season completed his senior year at Gonzaga.
The Chargers lost to Richland in this year’s regional round of the state tournament.
A ceremony to honor Burge, Neill, Castleberry and Mattson will be held at 5 p.m., July 22, at the Shilo Inn in Richland.
Cost is $30 and contact Dave Dickson ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP.