While the Grays Harbor College spring sports season has been canceled due to COVID-19, Athletic Director Will Ryder announced the search to fill head coaching positions in men’s wrestling, women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball.
After 5 years coaching men’s wrestling, Philip Pine is retiring after his team’s best showing, finishing second in the NCWA National Championships. Prior years’ achievements placed the men’s wrestling team high in the national tournament, but this past season provided a best-ever finish to a tremendous career.
Ryder commended, “Coach Pine’s contribution to the GHC wrestling program has been outstanding, starting with reviving the entire program to prominence almost immediately, not only in the region but also nationally. His experience and coaching savvy will be missed.”
In the meantime, head women’s wrestling coach Kevin Pine is assisting with recruiting student-athletes for both wrestling teams.
Also resigning after one season is head women’s basketball coach, Robert Burton. As Ryder points out, “Our women’s team had a small roster and many injuries that effected their season. We appreciate Coach Burton guiding his team through a difficult season and we wish him the best in his next endeavor.”
The head coaching position for the women’s volleyball remains open and Ryder is hoping to find an outstanding coach for the fall season.