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Varsity Head Coach: Bart Brandenburg
RHS welcomes coach Brandenburg back for his tenth 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.
Assistant 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.
Assistant Varsity Coach: Max Rose
This is Coach Rose's first year coaching and teaching at Roosevelt High School. He graduated from Roosevelt in 1996 where he played basketball and tennis. He went on to graduate from the University of Washington, and receive his Masters in Teaching from Seattle University. Max student-taught at Inglemoor High School and was an assistant coach for their 2005 KingCo championship team that finished 5th at state. Rose has spent the last 8 years at Redmond High school as a science teacher and coach for the boys basketball and girls golf teams. While an assistant and head JV coach, Redmond finished 8th in state in 2007 and 5th in state in 2009. He is excited to re-enter the world of the Roughriders and looks forward to a great year working with the varsity team.
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 graduated from Western Washington University in December 2012 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 will be Coach Veryl's third season with the Roosevelt basketball program. He has previously coached at Green Lake Community Center and hosted Metro Parks Tacoma's 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the summer. Most recently, his coaching duties have expanded to include assisting in coaching the WAKE AAU basketball team. Having been around the program for a couple years now, Veryl is excited about the opportunity to build the foundation of the program, bring out the best in younger athletes, develop them into hard working team players, and guide them to becoming successful citizens in society.
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