Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Kyle Gray
Kyle Gray returns to lead the Tritons for his seventh season in 2018-19. He is the longest tenured head coach in the North Region, and has guided the men's basketball program to five NWAC playoff appearances in his six seasons as the Tritons' head coach. Gray's overall record at Edmonds is 106-63, which includes a 52-32 mark against North Region opponents.
The 2017-18 season saw the team return to the post season after a one-year hiatus. Gray notched his 100th career win at the helm of the Tritons, forward Zach Walton was named to the North 1st Team, and point guard Raven Frazier earned All-Defensive Team honors. Walton, who returned from injury in 2017-18, went on to sign at NCAA DI Drexel University. Walton's career has been etched in Triton history as he eclipsed the 1,000 point scoring mark. Sophomores Rotash Mattu and Devin Price earned NWAC All-Academic team honors as well. Current assistant coach Chiagozie Ezeokeke was selected to the All-Academic team in 2016-17 after his sophomore campaign.
Gray has seen tremendous success since his arrival at Edmonds CC prior to the 2012-13 season. He and his staff have brought a winning tradition – and a lot of excitement – back to Seaview Gymnasium. Gray’s teams have won two NWAC North Region titles (2013 & 2015), made two apperances in the NWAC title game (2013 & 2015), and placed sixth in 2014. His overall record in NWAC playoff competition is 8-6.
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 1st Team and was the Region Freshman of the Year, with Loren LaCasse earning a 2nd 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. Pederson went on to have a stellar career at NCAA DII University of Alaska Fairbanks. Guard Ian Tevis moved on to play at Red Deer College in Canada, and is currently playing professionally in Germany.
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. He set the NWAC record for blocks in the Tournament as a freshman. Zach Pederson was a 2nd Team selection with both Badhasa Margarsa and Mitchl Pohrman earning All-Defensive team nods. Pervier was named to the NWAC All-Tournament team and transferred to NCAA DI Old Dominion University after Edmonds CC; he played pro ball in Greece. Margarsa moved on to play at Montana State University-Northern and is currently playing professionally in Spain.
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 NCAA Division I Arizona State University and Maxwell transferred to NCAA DII powerhouse Western Washington University. Both continued their careers in professional basketball -- McKissic has played in a few different leagues overseas. In July of 2018 he signed with Gaziantep in Turkey. In 2018, Maxwell was starring in the Mongolian National Basketball Association.
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. He served as an assistant at North Seattle for one season before taking over in 2004. Prior to his tenure at North Seattle, he assisted the Ballard High School boys' basketball team for three seasons. In 2002 he helped lead the team to a 5th place finish at the WIAA 3A State Tournament. In all, Gray brings 20 years of coaching experience to the sidelines -- 15 of those as a collegiate coach.
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 at North Seattle. He has built a large following for his annual Edmonds CC men's hoops winter and summer youth camps in Seaview Gym.
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. He 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 three sons.
Assistant Coaches: Ronald Stiell-Williams, Karson Gray, Derek Kress, Ron Newton, Zach Pederson, Nate Ivie (Director of Operations)