Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Kyle Gray - Head Coach
Kyle Gray completed another successful season as the head coach of the Edmonds Community College men’s basketball team in 2015-16. In his four years at the helm of Triton hoops, Gray and his staff have brought a winning tradition – and a lot of excitement – back to Seaview Gymnasium. Gray’s teams have a combined 91-31 record, won two NWAC North Region titles, placed second at NWACs twice and sixth another time.
The Tritons posted a 19-9 overall mark in 2015-16 and were tied for second in the North with an 8-6 record. Edmonds hosted Yakima Valley in a first-round, single-elimination playoff game and lost a thriller, 94-89. Zach Walton was named to the North first team and was the region Freshman of the Year, with Loren LaCasse earning a second team nod.
In 2014-15, the Tritons went 27-6 overall and finished tied among the North standings at 12-2. Edmonds CC had the tie-breaker with Bellevue and entered the NWAC tournament as the league’s No. 1-ranked squad. Edmonds won three games in Tri-Cities but would fall to Clark in the title tilt. Zach Pederson and Charlie Smith earned 1st Team North status with both Destine Kawaka and Sam Omondi being named to the All-Defensive Team. Pederson and Devin Stoen were each honored as NWAC All-Academic team members.
Edmonds CC went 19-12 overall in 2013-14, and finished 9-5 in North League play, good for fourth place and a spot at the NWAC tournament. The Tritons went 2-2 at the tournament, knocking off No. 1-ranked Treasure Valley in the process and placing sixth overall. Payton Pervier was selected as a 1st team all-league performer as well as North Freshman of the Year. Zach Pederson was a 2nd team selection with both Badhasa Margarsa and Mitchl Pohrman earned All-Defensive team nods. Pervier was later named to the NWAC All-Tournament team.
In his first year at Edmonds, 2012-13, Gray led the Tritons to a 26-4 overall mark, with Edmonds CC winning the North League title with a 13-1 record. Gray was named NWAC North Coach of the Year, forward Shaq McKissic earned league MVP honors, and point guard Ricardo Maxwell was named Defensive Player of the Year. Forward Jacob Spade garnered All-Academic status. Following the regular season, Edmonds advanced to the NWAC tournament for the first time in years, beating Lower Columbia (75-54), Clackamas (81-71) and Spokane (68-64), before losing the title game to Chemeketa, 84-79. Both McKissic and Maxwell were named to the All-Tournament team. McKissic landed with Division I Arizona State University and Maxwell transferred to DII powerhouse Western Washington.
A seasoned NWAC veteran, Gray previously served eight years as the head coach of the men's basketball program at North Seattle Community College until the athletic program was cut following the 2011-12 season. In his eight years with the Storm, Gray coached several competitive teams, including the 2011-12 squad that finished one game from making the NWAC Championship Tournament from the tough North Division.
Gray also organized his Free Throws for a Cause fundraiser, where the men's basketball team raised more than $18,000 for local charities and nonprofit organizations over seven years.
Gray earned his BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington in 2005 and his Master's in Physical Education from Seattle Pacific University in 2010. Gray graduated from Ballard High School in 1997, where he played both basketball and baseball for the Beavers.
Coach Gray is the elementary PE teacher at Viewlands Elementary School. Kyle was born in Seattle and lives in Brier with his wife Kadee and their two sons.
Assistant Coaches: Ronald Stiell-Williams, Karson Gray, Derek Kress, Ron Newton, Zach Pederson, Nate Ivie (Director of Operations)