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Area roundup: Eastern hires Chris Victor as assistant men’s basketball coach

Chris Victor, a head men’s basketball coach the last five seasons for Citrus College in Glendora, California, accepted a position as assistant coach at Eastern Washington University, the school announced Monday.

Victor, who led the Owls to 103 victories in his five seasons at Citrus, replaces Alex Pribble, who left earlier this year to become head coach at Saint Martin’s University.

Victor won 73 percent of his games overall (103-39) and 73 percent in the California Community College Athletic Association (44-16).

“We are adding a proven winner to our coaching staff,” EWU coach Jim Hayford said.

Victor spent the previous four seasons as a top assistant at Concordia University, where he helped the school advance to the NAIA championship game in 2003 and 2004.

Junior hockey

The Spokane Chiefs will begin their 2015-16 Western Hockey League season at home on Sept. 26 against the Tri-City Americans, the team announced.

The game will mark the 11th consecutive time the Chiefs have played the Americans in their home opener. Spokane has won seven straight home openers and is 8-1-0-1 in its last 10 home openers.

College sports

Whitworth finished 37th among 450 member institutions in the final NACDA/Learfield Sports Directors Cup Standings for NCAA Division III schools during the 2014-15 season.

The Pirates compiled 396.75 points to become the highest-placing team on the West Coast. Cup winner Williams (Massachusetts) College totaled 1,053 points.

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