Titan Coaches at Tacoma Dome– Left to Right – Jeff Conner, Gary Mills (Titan Women’s Head Coach), Blake Conley, Everett Klodt, Todd Spike
Blake Conley – Varsity Head Coach
This will be Coach Conley’s 7th season in charge of the prestigious Union Titan program where they have gone 129- 29 in his tenure and has a 201-58 overall head coaching record. Last season the Titans had their 5th consecutive 20+ win season, won their 8th straight league title and #1 seed to bi-districts, and went to the 4A state tournament for the 5th straight year. Coach Conley graduated from Western Washington University where he started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Sehome High School. After Sehome, Coach Conley took over the Kingston High School program. In his four years at Kingston, he lead the Bucs to 72 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 10 years and have a new baby boy, Samuel Conley.
Todd 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 include a State Championship in 2010, Second Place (2016-17), Third Place (2012 & 2015), Fourth place (2016) and a 7th place finish in 2009 in the program’s 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 25th 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. He is a school counselor at Union. 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 (17) Mac (14) and Kadence (9).
Jeff Conner – JV Coach
Coach Conner starts his 5th year at Union High School; both teaching, and coaching. Previously, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Hockinson while teaching at Evergreen. Coach Conner has been a part of five very special State Tournament runs; one at the Sun Dome with Hockinson, and the last four years at the Tacoma Dome with Union, which include a 2nd and a 4th place finish. 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 have two sons; Nolan who is three and Cameron who was born in September. Coach Conner has a very positive attitude, loves to laugh, and enjoys building relationships with students, families, and other staff members. Go Titans!
Everett Klodt – C – Team Coach
Coach Klodt starts his 4th year on the Titan staff while he completes his 4th year teaching at HeLa High School after graduating from Washington State University. At Washington State University, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education while gaining interest in high school athletics. As of now, he is enrolled at Grand Canyon University (online) to obtain his Masters of Education in Educational Administration. 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 4th season and will do a fantastic job at providing more insight.