Capital High School athletic director Steve Bellande on Wednesday announced the resignation of boys basketball coach Dave Mastin after three seasons coaching the Cougars.
Bellande cited Mastin’s upcoming busy schedule as a contract lobbyist as the reason he’s stepping down.
“He just doesn’t have time anymore because the legislative session is during basketball season,” said Bellande, adding the coaching position has been posted and a new hire is expected after spring break.
Mastin went 25-41 in three seasons, which included two 2A District 4 playoff appearances. His best season was his first — 2012-13 when the Cougars went 15-8 overall — after replacing Doug Galloway, whose coaching contract was not renewed in August 2012. Galloway is now the Montesano boys basketball coach.
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The Cougars went 3-17 this past season as a member of the 3A Narrows League.
OLYMPIA ANNOUNCES NEWEST HALL of fame CLASS
Olympia High School’s annual GROWL Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and auction is at 6 p.m. April 18 at the Capital Events Center in Tumwater. Pre-sale tickets are $25 and registration is available on www.ohsgrowlathletics.com.
The school announced its newest individual inductees are: Bill Steiger, Ken Morlan, Rick Chase, Margaret Williams and Walter A. “Jerry” Bratton. Also being recognized are Olympia’s state championship teams in girls swimming (1987), boys basketball (’86), boys tennis (’83 and ’84) and girls cross country (’78).
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association honored five South Sound winter sports teams as academic state champions: Black Hills bowling (3.630), Capital gymnastics (3.830), Centralia boys basketball (3.589), Olympia boys swimming (3.716) and Shelton girls wrestling (3.231). ... Capital gymnast Keira Lathrop was honored as the 3A Narrows League’s winter scholar-athlete of the year.