Luke Jordan was hired as the boys’ basketball coach at Mead, the school announced last week. Jordan replaces Glenn Williams, the longtime Panthers coach who retired in the spring.
Jordan has been a teacher at Mead since 2015 and served as Williams’ JV program head coach for six seasons. Prior to that, Jordan taught and coached basketball at Mt. Spokane High School.
Jordan graduated from Shadle Park (2009) and played basketball at Wenatchee Valley College. He received his teaching degree from Eastern Washington and his Masters of Teaching from Whitworth in 2014.
Mead finished 3-9 overall last season.
Abell moves to Ridgeline
Ridgeline hired Whitney Abell as a volleyball teacher and head coach, the school said. Abell moved from North Central, where she was named Greater Spokane League 2A coach of the year last season after a 6-5 campaign and a third place finish.
Abell has eight years of coaching experience and played semi-professional volleyball after her college career in Central Washington.
“Last round with Coach Brooks”
As part of its annual ‘Bash on Ash’ fundraising reunion, Shadle Park Boosters present ‘The Last Inning with Coach Brooks’ to celebrate longtime baseball coach Ron Brooks, who retired from the USA. spring after 42 years of teaching and 38 years as a baseball chef. coach.
The Bash is Friday at 5 p.m. at the Shadle Amphitheater.
The recall club is asking former players, coaches and fans to gather on the Al K. Jackson field at 3 p.m. for an informal panel discussion and Q&A with Brooks.
More information is available on the event’s Facebook page (facebook.com/events/242205767502646).