Longtime assistant Hunt new MLHS head boys basketball coach

Print Article

Jake Hunt

MOSES LAKE — Jake Hunt has played or coached under some of the best athletic minds in the state.

Hunt played for Mike Thacker, who eclipsed 500 wins in 2018, at Moses Lake High School and Mark Poth, one of the most revered coaches in the NWAC, at Big Bend Community College. As a coach, Hunt was an assistant and defensive coordinator for John Hohman with the Chiefs and a football assistant coach for Greg Kittrell and Todd Griffith.

“Poth as done nothing but win,” Hunt said. “John and his dad (Wayne Hohman) have done nothing but win.”

Now, Hunt will finally get an opportunity to helm his own program. Moses Lake’s athletic department announced Wednesday that Hunt will be the new head boys basketball coach.

“This is kind of my dream job,” he said.

This is Hunt’s first head coaching position after two decades in an assistant role. He started as a volunteer under Lonny Brown and assistant for Brant Mayo before carving out his role as defensive coordinator for Hohman the last five to six seasons.

Defense has always been Hunt’s calling card and that will continue as he transitions into the lead role.

“That’s really the imprint that I want to lead with now — that defense, that nastiness,” he said.

Hunt was a part of Moses Lake’s recent run to three state tournament appearances, including a spot in the quarterfinals in 2015.

Hunt was a three-year varsity football and basketball player with Moses Lake before advancing to play for Poth at Big Bend and graduating from Eastern Washington University. After graduation, he returned to teach English at MLHS.

Print Article

Read More High School

Postseason summer baseball roundup: Riverdogs lose in regional championship game

July 21, 2019 at 8:02 pm | Columbia Basin Herald Calgary Blues 9, Columbia Basin Riverdogs 6 CALGARY, Alberta — A late surge from the Blues helped them pull away from the Riverdogs in the Babe Ruth Regional Championship 9-6. The Riverdogs picke...

Comments

Read More

Spuds drop pair against Hanford

July 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm | Columbia Basin Herald Hanford Flames 5, American Legion Spuds 1 MOSES LAKE — A pair of two-run innings for the Flames early helped build a deficit the Spuds couldn’t overcome. The Flames went up 4-0 after three innings...

Comments

Read More

Summer baseball roundup: Riverdogs finish regional pool play unbeaten

July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald CALGARY, Alberta — Columbia Basin won twice on Thursday to finish pool play 4-0 at its Babe Ruth regional tournament in Calgary, Alberta. The Riverdogs dispatched North Washington No. 2 seed Lakesid...

Comments

Read More

11 Basin softball players named all-state

July 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald Almira/Coulee-Hartline defended its Class 1B state championship in the spring and its roster was rewarded in the summer. Sarah Bradshaw, the ace pitcher of the state champion Warriors, was named the...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2019 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X