The Bear Creek School has hired Alan Dickson as the new head girls’ basketball coach, replacing Blake DeYoung.
Dickson has more than 30 years of coaching experience with an impressive lifetime record of 232-93 (.714). A former Monroe High coach, Dickson guided his team to the Wesco League Championship three times and has led Monroe to the state tournament seven of 13 seasons he coached there.
Dickson was also voted Seattle Times Coach of the Year in 1996 and also earned the King 5 Coach Who Cares award in 2004.
After being diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago, Dickson resigned from coaching at Monroe and took some time off to care for his health and be with his family.
“I am really excited to return to coaching after a year away from the hardwood court,” Dickson said. “It will be an honor to assist the Bear Creek School in establishing a top quality, comprehensive basketball program for the girls.”
“We are very pleased to bring in such a highly qualified and respected coach,” added Bear Creek Athletic Director Chad Pohlman. “It is obvious that Coach Dickson excels not only in coaching, but in building positive relationships, on and off the court. There is definitely a bright future for our girls basketball program.”