BY JAMES GUSTCH
Evergreen Basketball has another vacancy to fill as Men’s Head Coach Arvin Mosley Jr. announced his resignation last Wednesday.
Mosley coached the Geoducks for four years and had an overall record of 15-91. Mosley inherited a team that had qualified for the post-season for four consecutive years but couldn’t withstand the losses of players such as Nathan Menefee, who played professional basketball in Portugal after graduating from Evergreen.
Women’s coach Monica Heuer added some more hardware to the trophy case after being named Collegiate Conference Coach of the year last Tuesday. Heuer coached the women’s team for 13 seasons and announced her retirement earlier last month. It was her first time winning the award after putting together the highest win percentage in program history and a third straight trip to the post-season.
The Geoducks greatly exceeded preseason expectations after finishing fifth in the conference and nearly hosting the first playoff game in program history. The Geoducks fell in the first round of the CCC Tournament to the high powered offense of Southern Oregon University.
Evergreen senior Sammi Clark, who led the Geoducks in points and assists per game, was named to the Red Lion All-Cascade Conference First Team. The honor capped an exceptional career at Evergreen for Clark who will graduate with several Geoduck records, including the single season steal record and all-time assist record.
Clark dished out 290 dimes and scored 969 points in three seasons in green after spending a year in Community College. Fellow teammates Brittany Gray and Jessica Denmon were named as honorable mentions to the All-CCC Team.
Three point specialist Kyle Calhoun was also named as an honorable mention to represent the Geoduck men.
Evergreen will begin its nationwide search to replace both coaches beginning in the near future. Assistant Coach Jennifer Schooler will serve as interim coach for the women and former coach Heuer will help facilitate practice for the men’s team.