Krissy Barendse-Goodman/For The Daily Astorian
Knappa High School athletic director and boys basketball Chris Spencer is on his way back north, after accepting a job as dean of students and head boys basketball coach at Sedro-Woolley High School in Skagit County, Washington.
Spencer made the announcement on Knappa High School’s athletics Facebook page, stating, “Today I have announced my resignation as PE/Teacher, Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach at Knappa High School … it has been a great five years at Knappa. I want to thank the staff, students and community for making this a one of a kind experience.”
Spencer first came to Clatsop County in 2011, replacing John Mattila as the girls basketball coach at Warrenton High School.
He coached the Lady Warriors for two years (2011-12 and 2012-13), then took over as boys basketball coach at Knappa in 2013-14. Spencer led the Loggers to the state playoffs in each of his five seasons, culminating with last year’s 17-1 league record and Northwest League co-championship with Columbia Christian.
Spencer took Knappa to the state tournament in Pendleton twice, and finished with an overall record of 94 wins, 44 losses, and 64-18 in league games.
Before coming to the North Coast, Spencer was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Quest University in British Columbia, and boys basketball coach at Blaine (Washington) High School.
The Sedro-Woolley Cubs compete in Washington’s Class 2A Northwest League.