Coaching Staff

 

coach_conley1-compressedBlake Conley

Varsity Head Coach

This will be Coach Conley’s 4th season in charge of the prestigious Union Titan program where they have gone 64-14 in his tenure. Last season the Titans had their 2nd consecutive 24 win season, won league and district titles, and took 4th place at the 4A State Tournament. Coach Conley graduated from Western Washington University where he started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Sehome High School. After a state tournament appearance and 5th place trophy with Coach LaBree at Sehome, Coach Conley took over the Kingston High School program that was 1-39 the first two years of the school’s existence. In his four years at Kingston, he lead the Bucs to 73 wins, three league titles and back to back 3rd place finishes at the 2A State Tournament.  Coach Conley teaches English at Union and enjoys building relationships with everyone involved in the Titan family. He and his wonderful wife Christie have been married for 8 years and enjoy going to Disney World together.

 

 

coach_spike1-compressedTodd Spike

Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Spike has been involved with Union High School basketball since the doors opened in 2007. Since that time Union has been known as one of the premier programs in the state which includes a State Championship in 2010, Third Place (2012 & 2015), Fourth Place (2016), and a Seventh Place finish in 2009 in the programs second year of existence. He has much pride and enthusiasm for the program and is looking forward to the year ahead. This will be his 22nd year in the profession and he believes the best part of coaching is the relationships and memories built with the players and coaches throughout the years. Coach Spike was an All-State player at Hermiston High School and played collegiately at Walla Walla Community College and the University of Idaho. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, BBQ-ing, and being active. He is married to his wonderful wife Nicki and proud father of Addison (14) Mackenzie (11) and Kadence (6).

 

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AJ LaBree

JV Head Coach

Coach LaBree hails from Bellingham Washington, and during his eight years there, he served as the varsity boys basketball coach of the Sehome Mariners. AJ tallied up a record of 121-77 at Sehome with playoff appearances in each of his eight seasons. His tenure at Sehome was highlighted by a fifth in state finish in 2008 and a fourth place finish in 2015. He played his high school ball at Sehome, and then went on to play collegiately at Concordia University Irvine and The Evergreen State College. LaBree has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Evergreen, and later went on to get his teaching credentials at Western Washington University. Coach LaBree is in his 2nd year on staff with the Titans and is currently a teacher here at Union High School

 

 

 

coach_conner1Jeff Conner

C-Team Coach

Coach Conner starts his 2nd year at Union High School; both teaching, and coaching. Previously, he spent two years teaching math at Evergreen, and two seasons as an assistant coach at Hockinson. Coach Conner has been a part of two very special State Tournament runs; one at the Sun Dome with Hockinson, and one at the Tacoma Dome with Union. Coach Conner graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central Washington University with his degree in Secondary Mathematics Education. He played high school basketball at Battle Ground, where he started dating his beautiful wife Staci during his senior year. Coach Conner and his wife recently had their first child, Nolan Jeffrey Conner, and they are already enjoying the whirlwind adventure of parenthood. Coach Conner has a very positive attitude, loves to laugh, and enjoys building relationships with students, families, and other staff members. Go Titans!

 

 

 

coach_clodth%ef%80%a51-compressedEverett Klodt

Assistant Coach

Coach Klodt is excited to join the Titan staff this year; which will be his first year teaching at HeLa High School and coaching basketball after graduating from Washington State University. Before graduating, Coach Klodt spent his last year student teaching and coaching the jv soccer team at Mtn. View High School while earning his bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. He played high school basketball at Hockinson High School, where he started dating his lovely wife Grace during his junior year. Don’t let his age fool you, his young persona helps getting to know Titan students, athletes, and families become much easier. He looks forward to his first season and will do a fantastic job at providing new insight.