Welcome Our Seven New Varsity Head Coaches

Darcie Hill takes over the Bellingham girls program.

If the 2021 prep basketball season didn’t already bring enough changes, nearly a third of our 22 boys and girls teams will have new head coaches taking over their varsity programs. We want to welcome and get to know our seven new head coaches: Aaron Bogaard, Tyler Hannigan, Darcie Hill, Ken McLendon, Sarah Tom, Vic … Read more

An Interview With Retiring Squalicum Boys Coach Dave Dickson

Dave Dickson pushes his team to strive for excellence (Photo courtesy of Will Rice)

For a coach who has had tremendous success at three different schools and been inducted into the state’s basketball coaching Hall of Fame, perhaps it’s surprising that Dave Dickson doesn’t want his legacy to be about victories on the court or state trophies. After stepping down earlier this month after 14 years as the Squalicum … Read more

New Coaches Take Over Ferndale Girls, Baker Boys Programs

Ferndale's new girls basketball coach Terry Yost

Whatcom County has two new head coaches, both with local ties. Ben Zakheim will head up the Mount Baker boys program, and Terri Yost takes over the Ferndale girls program. MOUNT BAKER BOYS COACH BEN ZAKHEIM BACKGROUND: Grew up in town of Freeman just south of Spokane; baseball standout and 2012 graduate of Freeman High … Read more

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