Hironaka headed to Portland State


Jeff Hironaka is leaving Washington State to become an assistant coach again.

Hironaka, who was reassigned prior to last season from an assistant coaching position to the role of director of player development, is headed to Portland State to work as an assistant coach, the Spokesman-Review has confirmed.

Neither WSU or PSU have officially announced the move, though Hironaka tweeted earlier Monday that he will miss WSU, and others — including former WSU basketball operations coordinator Tim Marrion — have congratulated him on his new position with Portland State.

Hironaka spent three years as an assistant under coach Ken Bone at WSU before his reassignment last season. Prior to his stint in Pullman, Hironaka was the head coach of Seattle Pacific from 2002-2009, and was an assistant there from 1991-2002.

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