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Sunday locals: Tommy Lloyd, Jim Redmond will speak at coaches clinic

Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd speaks to the media in the Gonzaga locker room at the 2017 Final Four. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd speaks to the media in the Gonzaga locker room at the 2017 Final Four. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Tommy Lloyd, a 16-year men’s assistant at Gonzaga University, and Jim Redmond, four-time state champion coach at Lewis and Clark High School, will be among the speakers at the fifth Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association clinic for boys and girls programs Oct. 13-15 in Yakima.

Lloyd will speak on two topics, building a modern-day defense and offensive spacing scenarios. Redmond will discuss perfecting practices.


  • Monday at midnight is the deadline to register boys and girls teams in grades 4-8 for the 2017-18 Spokane Regional AAU League, the region’s premier competitive youth program. Info:

College scene

Taylor Mims, a Washington State junior middle blocker from Billings, was named most valuable player of the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational as the Cougars won the volleyball tournament at Missouri State last weekend.

She was joined on the all-tournament team by junior outside hitter McKenna Woodford from Chandler, Arizona, and sophomore setter Ashley Brown from Prosper, Texas.

    India Jencks, a sophomore forward who scored twice in each of two Gonzaga victories during the weekend, including a 3-2 upset of No. 23 Memphis, was named West Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.

    Hailee Etter, a North Idaho College freshman from Shadle Park, was the NWAC East Region Offensive Player of the Week in volleyball for the second time in three weeks after she had 39 kills in two 3-0 Cardinals sweeps the previous week. A week earlier, Community Colleges of Spokane collected two East Region honors after the Sasaquatch went 4-1 in the Everett tournament. Joelle Mohowald, a freshman middle blocker from Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls), received the offensive honor and Kendall Collins, a sophomore from University, was Setter of the Week.

    Johnathan Williams, a redshirt senior at Gonzaga, attended the NCAA Elite Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete Symposium earlier this month in Indianapolis. The NCAA leadership development program event is intended to educate college athletes on the expectations and responsibilities they may face should they turn professional and offer insight into other possible postgraduate opportunities.


Karl Huhta, who has been on the women’s rowing staff at Washington State since 2014, has been promoted from assistant to associate head coach, head coach Jane LaRiviere announced.

Huhta, a 2008 graduate of WSU, where he was a four-year member of the men’s rowing team, joined LaRiviere’s staff as coordinator of operations before being promoted to assistant coach in 2015, working primarily with the novice team the last two seasons. WSU has advanced to the NCAA Championships the last three seasons with Huhta on aboard.

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