Scrimsher takes over new role at WCC


Long-time Whatcom Community College men's basketball coach Chris Scrimsher is in a new role as associate director of athletics for the college.

Former assistant men's basketball coach David Dunham will move into the head coach role.

Scrimsher will direct the college's athletic programs and continue to provide leadership by emphasizing both academic and athletic achievement.

A Whatcom County native, Scrimsher was head coach at Whatcom for 13 years. During his tenure, the team logged a Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges' (NWAACC) record for consecutive tournament appearances, and the Orcas twice won the Northern Region championship.

Scrimsher, who has one of the highest winning percentages in the conference at 65 percent, was named NWAACC's Northern Region Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2012.

Academically, his teams have consistently averaged a 3.0 GPA. More than 50 of his players have gone on to play and study at four-year universities; four have played professional basketball.

Dunham has been Whatcom's assistant basketball coach since 2004. He played on teams at Golden West Community College and Lewis-Clark State College where he earned his associate's degree and bachelor's degree, respectively.

Angie Short is also in a new role as head coach of the women's volleyball program. A former assistant coach for Whatcom, Short played for and was captain of the University of Washington's volleyball team.

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