Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Eric Ensign
Eric Ensign has been hired as the women’s basketball coach at Edmonds Community College as announced on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Ensign assisted retiring women's head coach Ron Newton for two years and has also served as an assistant on the Edmonds CC men’s basketball team.
"I am really excited to take over the program,” said Ensign. “It will definitely be a challenge, but one I'm looking forward to. We have some great players coming in next year that will help us rebuild. I anticipate we will be competitive right away."
Ensign has been coaching basketball in the Seattle area for nearly twenty-five years. Besides his work at Edmonds CC, Ensign has served as a Ballard High School boys' assistant, head coach of girls basketball at Juanita High School, assistant men’s coach at North Seattle Community College, and head boys' coach at Mariner High School and Nathan Hale High School.
During his tenure at Nathan Hale, 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. Ensign was named Metro Coach of the Year that season. As an assistant in 2014, Ensign helped guide the Edmonds CC men's basketball team to a fifth place finish at the NWAC tournament.
Coach Ensign has made an immedate impact on the program, recruiting the highest number of the players on the roster in recent memory for the 2017-18 season. The program also made great strides in '17-'18, winning five games and earning the a team GPA of 2.95 in Fall Quarter 2017. This year's roster was entirely composed of freshmen, and featured one of the NWAC's leading scorers, Zaria Smith; the Mariner High School product averaged 17 points per game. She was also the NWAC steals leader, averaging 3.8 steals per game. Smith was selected to participate in the 2018 NWAC All-Star Game. For a current list of signees for the 2018-19 season, go here.
Assistant Coach: Jovan Wiggins
Jovan Wiggins joins the Edmonds CC women's hoops coaching staff for his first year in 2018-19. Prior to Edmonds, Wiggins coached and mentored student-athletes for the past three and a half years. He started his coaching career as an assistant coach with the boys' basketball team at South Whidbey High School. He also assisted the boys' basketball program at Bothell High School and at Mariner High School with the women's team.
Wiggins is passionate about player development and has specific expertise in coaching post players. He brings diverse experience and knowledge of the game and is excited to join the program. He looks forward to learning from coach Ensign to further develop as a collegiate coach.
Assistant Coach: Kirsten Thompson
Kirsten Thompson has joined the Edmonds CC women's basketball coaching staff for the 2018-19 season. Thompson played at NCAA DI Arizona State University and is excited to help the Tritons. Full biography coming soon.