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Varsity Head Coach: Bart Brandenburg
RHS welcomes coach Brandenburg back for his ninth year as the head varsity coach. Bart spent his youth actively engaged in the sport of basketball as the son of U. of Montana, U. of Wyoming and San Diego State basketball head coach, Jim Brandenburg. Bart was a three-year varsity starter at Torrey Pines High School, where he was first team Palomar League his senior season. After high school, Bart attended San Diego State University on a full scholarship where he played NCAA Division I basketball and spent summers assisting with college and high school basketball camps.
Coach Brandenburg is a 1998 graduate of the UW. During his college years, he continued to be an active member of the community contributing his time and experience to Seattle youth in various capacities including, basketball coach, league director, and creator of the AAU Boy's Basketball program, "WAKE". After college Bart has continued coaching various youth groups including Garfield High School women's basketball team and local WAKE teams. In his first year at RHS, Bart led the Roughriders to a 14-1 season in the Kingco league and a 20-5 overall record and the team's first trip to the State Championships in 18 years! He led 2008-09 RHS Varsity team to the State Tournament and was awarded Kingco 4A Coach of the Year 2008-2009.
Asst. Head Coach: Ben Pawlak
This is Coach Ben's third year at Roosevelt High School. He attended King's High School in Shoreline, WA where he was an All-League and All-State selection as the team captain of his 2003 team that placed 4th in state. He was also a starter on the 2002 state championship team. He then played at Cascade College in Portland, OR, where he was team captain during his Junior and Senior seasons. He finished in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Top Ten in scoring, free throw percentage, minutes played and also led the league in three point scoring. He was also named CCC player of the week Jan. 12-18 in 2009. Ben has coached and trained at Emerald City Basketball Academy.
JV Coach: Alan Boyd
Coach Boyd attended Roosevelt High school and graduated in 2008. He played basketball all 4 years, playing Varsity for three years. Coach Boyd attends Western Washington University and will be graduating in December with a BS in Biology . He played basketball in the Intramural program at Western and worked as a intramural referee and supervisor. He has also participated in soccer, track and swimming. He is looking forward to coaching at Roosevelt High School.
JVC Coach: Veryl Pow
This is Coach Veryl's second year at Roosevelt as a Teaching Assistant and first year as a coach. Last year at Roosevelt, Veryl ran regular basketball sessions with students during the lunch periods and this year, with several classes once a week. Before Roosevelt, Veryl worked at an alternative education program at Wilson Pacific Interagency where he assisted in a PE program with a main focus on basketball. Though Veryl did not play basketball in high school, he picked up the importance of discipline, dedication, strategy, and teamwork from his focus on academics, music, and debate. Basketball was the missing love of his life, and ever since college at UW, Veryl has played basketball regularly and used it to connect with the community. He still goes out a few times each week to play pick up ball. Veryl is extremely excited to coach this year and can't wait for the season to begin."
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