Athletics

Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

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Head Coach: Ron Newton

Email: ron.newton@edcc.edu

Coach Ron "Newt" Newton has coached for many years in the Puget Sound area, with stops at Seattle University, Pierce College, and Nathan Hale High School. He has also worked alongside current Edmonds CC men's head coach Kyle Gray for three seasons.

During that time, the men's team won two North Region titles and appeared in two NWAC Championship Games. The Edmonds CC men won the North Region in 2014-15 and finished second at the NWAC tournament. The men were also ranked No. 1 in the league.

Newton took over the helm of the Edmonds CC women's basketball three games into the 2013-14 season. Up to a tough challenge, he kept the Tritons on the road to improvement which resulted in a pair of wins in their final two games of the year. 

Newton agreed to remain on as head coach following that challenging year and he and his staff are in the process of rebuilding Edmonds CC into a competitive squad on the court, and one that also excels in the classroom and community.

Assistant Coach:  

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Eddie McFerrin

Eddie McFerrin was born and raised in Seattle. He attended Highline High School in Burien WA, graduating in 1989. Having a passion for all sports since he was young, Eddie played baseball, basketball, football and track throughout high school. Eddie also attend Chemeketa CC in Oregon.

In 2000, Eddie started volunteering with LSJAA (Lake Stevens Junior Athletic Association) helping with basketball and football, and was a member of their board. Eddie has been a local fixture in boys and girls clubs in Snohomish County since 2004 as well.

Eddie's love and passion for basketball led him to start his own AAU spring and summer select traveling team (Fusion Basketball), which was started in 2004. A born leader, Eddie instills in his teams the fundamentals they need to pursue their goals and helps them see the link between life choices and the pursuit of their dreams.


Assistant Coach:

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Coach Ensign is a 1991 graduate of Ballard High School, where during his senior year he served as co-captain and helped lead his team to the Metro playoffs. After graduation, he played at Shoreline Community College before beginning his coaching career back at his alma mater.

After receiving his B.A. degree in secondary education from Western Washington University and M.Ed. from City University, Coach Ensign began his teaching career with the Seattle School District where he also served as Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Indian Heritage High School. He later returned as an assistant at Ballard High School with the boys program where he worked alongside Kyle Gray, current Edmonds CC men’s basketball coach, both helping guide the varsity team to a fifth place finish in state. After serving as head girls’ coach at Juanita High School, Coach Ensign joined Coach Gray’s staff at North Seattle CC where he helped build a successful program before accepting the head boys’ basketball coaching position at Nathan Hale High School.

During his tenure at Nathan Hale, Coach Ensign helped build a successful program showing major improvements each year. For the 2011/2012 season, Nathan Hale made it to the Sea-King district playoffs, nearly earning a trip to the state tournament and Coach Ensign was named Metro Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year. During that time he also served as the boys’ program head and director of operations at Hoopaholics, a local AAU youth basketball program. He later joined Coach Gray again, this time at Edmonds CC as an assistant with the men’s program, where he helped guide the team to a fifth place finish in the NWAC tournament.

In 2015 Coach Ensign led the Mariner High School boys’ basketball team to the Wesco 4A district playoffs for the first time in five years, before returning to Edmonds CC where he currently serves as an assistant.

with the women’s and men’s programs. In addition, Coach Ensign continues to coach several teams at Hoopaholics, and teaches study skills, English and history at Cleveland High School in Seattle.