On the spot: Whitworth women’s football sign Cameron Bushéy as their next head coach
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Whitworth University conducted a nationwide search to fill their vacant position as women’s football head coach. Turns out he was right in the neighborhood.
Cameron Busheya graduate of Mead HS and Whitworth, who for the past two years has been the senior assistant in the men’s program at Stanislaus State University in California, was hired to take over the Pirates’ women’s team, once coached by his retired father Sean Bushey.
He replaces Bryan Olsonwho resigned after the 2021 season to pursue overseas service opportunities.
Cameron Bushéy, a four-time All-Northwest Conference competitor who helped the Pirates win three NWC titles before graduating in 2012, has extensive coaching experience at the varsity, junior college and youth club levels. He was the men’s assistant at Gonzaga University (2018-20) before taking the Stanislaus job.
He was also the head coach of the Spokane Shadow Soccer Club men’s first team, the men’s assistant coach at Spokane Falls Community College, and from 2015 to 2018 was the coaching director of the Spokane Shadow Youth Soccer Club, a program in which he played progressively high.
Lewis-Clark State College announced it will hold a memorial service for the legendary coach at 1 p.m. on March 19 at Harris Field in Lewiston Ed Cheff, who died on January 5. The event will be streamed live. The link will be available on lcwarriors.com on the day of the service.
Garret Whitea Vanguard University senior from Post Falls, was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Basketball Player of the Week for the first time in his career on Feb. 14 after two impressive performances on the road the previous week.
The 6-foot-4 forward, who was homeschooled and played his high school basketball for North Idaho Christian, averaged 24.0 ppg, 5.5 rbg and 1.5 apg as the Costa Mesa Lions, California, Westmont (76-75) and The defeated champions (84-62).
He shot 52.8% (19 of 36) from the field, 61.5% (8 of 13) with 3-pointers.
The Community Colleges of Spokane transfer notched his sixth and seventh 20-point games of the season and tied his season-high 26 against Westmont as he helped the Lions go on a triple losing streak and stay in the hunt for a top. four seeds in the GSAC tournament.
Among the GSAC leaders, White ranks fourth in scoring (16.9) and 10th in both field goal percentage (54.9) and 3-point field goal percentage ( 39.6).
• Boise State’s fourth straight and seventh season this season Tyson Degenhart (Mt. Spokane) was named Mountain West Conference Basketball Freshman of the Week.
Degenhart was in double digits averaging 15.5 ppg (12 of 24, including 5 of 9 on 3-pointers), 5.5 in the Broncos games on Feb. 11 and 13, his 13th and 14th double-digit games rpg and added two assists and two steals.
• Xavier Smitha Central Washington senior guard who transferred from Idaho was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week on Feb. 14 after averaging 20.7 ppg and 6.3 rpg, leading the Wildcats to one the previous week 2-1 record.
• The North Idaho College men’s and women’s basketball teams partnered with the NIC Booster Club and Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty on January 29 during a doubles game against Yakima Valley College at Christianson High School for a $1,706 fundraiser Collecting Coaches vs. Cancer for the Kootenai Health Foundation.
• Whitworth Senior Amelie Hewson broke her school record in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.89 seconds and placed third at the Whitworth Indoor Invitational at The Podium on February 12. Her previous grade was 8.95.
• Gonzaga sophomore pitcher/first-baseman Gabriel Hughes is one of 55 players on USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List. The award is presented annually to the player considered the nation’s top amateur baseball player from high school through college.
Projected as the West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, the 6-foot-4 right-hander was 4-3 in 2021 as the Bulldogs’ Saturday starter with a 3.23 ERA, 67 strikeouts in 61⅓ innings and hitting .247 with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs.
He garnered several postseason honors, including selection for Collegiate Baseball’s freshman All-America team.
• Ten athletes with area ties who are at least a sophomore with 3.25 GPAs have received the 2021-22 Frontier Conference Academic All-Conference honors in football.
Carroll College: Caden Gardnerfr., mead; Jack peesRS so., Lakeland from Rathdrum; Max peesfr., Lakeland of Rathdrum; tug Smith, RS fr., Newport HS. Montana Technology: Derek Pearse, fr., Post Falls HS. Montana western: Danny BradburyRS fr., Newport; Stephen Karrfreedom HS, so; NateMastersonSt. Maries, Sr.; Luke NicholsNewport, Jr.; Derek Rauch-EdwardsMoscow, Jr.
• The Whitworth women, returning as junior second-team All-Northwest Conference women Aleah Kert (Gonzaga Prep) and Community Colleges of Spokane Graduate and Senior Kyndl Locati, were selected to place third in the pre-season poll of NWC tennis coaches. Whitman, fourth a year ago, was declared the winner of the conference.
NWC men’s coaches picked the Pirates fifth behind favorite George Fox. Back for Whitworth is the junior team All-NWC pick Ethan Violette and seniors Cameron Brewer and Levi Garsa.
• Whitworth was picked last in the preseason poll of NWC lacrosse coaches that selected defending champion George Fox for a repeat. Whitworth returns as a second-team All-NWC midfielder Jenae MercadoJunior Honorable Mention Midfielder Madison Perry and junior midfielder Kyle Walker.
Goalie for the Spokane Chiefs Mason Beaupit is one of 15 Western Hockey League players invited to participate in the 2022 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on March 23 in Kitchener, Ontario.
The last Chief to attend was in front Jack Finley, who was drafted by Tampa Bay in the second round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The game features the top 40 players qualified for the 2022 NHL draft from the WHL, Ontario, and Quebec major junior leagues.
The players are divided into two teams. Squad and coaching staff will be announced later.
declarations of intent
Eastern Oregon University Football: Keoni LindsayRB, Ferris.
Brandon Campbellwho has served in various capacities at Washington State University’s women’s rowing program since the fall of 2015 during his undergraduate studies, has been promoted to the position of Associate Head Coach, Head Coach Jane LaRiviere announced.
Campbell began rowing at EL Crossley Secondary School in Fonthill, Ontario and was a four-time national champion. As a member of Canada’s junior national team, he finished seventh in men’s doubles at the 2003 World Junior Championships.
Beginning at WSU as a research assistant, he led the Cougars’ novice team in the fall of 2017 and led the Novice 8+ to a third-place finish at the 2018 Pac-12 championships. He was promoted to assistant coach ahead of the 2019-20 season.
Kinda Gillenan All-America player at the University of Washington who spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Notre Dame was hired by Bulldog’s head coach as a freshman-year assistant at Gonzaga University Katie Wilson.
Wilson called Gillen, a UW competitor who holds many Huskies records, “an excellent teacher (and) … a wonderful role model. She played the game at the highest level.”
Gillen was an assistant at Notre Dame when Wilson was assistant head coach with the Irish, played professionally in Puerto Rico, France, Greece and Germany, and coached with the US national team in 2011 and 2013. She was also an assistant at Division I University of Wyoming.
The addition of Gillen and the return of the three-year assistant and recruiting coordinator Katie Palmer completes Wilson’s coaching staff for the 2022 season.