Greg Turcott, Varsity Head Coach
Greg Turcott is the new Woodinville Basketball coach after working the past few seasons helping direct a scouting service. In 2013-14 he finished his fourth season at Shoreline Community College where he helped 12 players get scholarships to four year schools. Greg's Shoreline teams led the nation in scoring two years in a row for junior colleges at 106.1 and 102.3ppg, and received help from former NBA star Bo Kimble of Loyola Marymount fame, who was recruited by Greg to be assistant coach. Greg's 2011-2012 Shoreline team finished 7th in the final northwest tournament which was a school best in 15 years.
Born in raised in Great Falls, Montana. The son of Montana coaching legend Gary Turcott, who coached at Great Falls high School from 1979-1989, and Carroll College from 1990-2011. Greg and his beautiful wife Ellie have been married for 15 years and live in Bothell, WA with their two daughters Katie 13 and Maddie 10.
Greg also has worked as a high school teacher and basketball coach prior to being at Shoreline. Greg taught and coached at the high school level for 12 years in the Seattle area receiving the coach of the year award in 2009-10, Greg's Archbishop Murphy team went undefeated in the Cascade conference and won a school record 17 straight games.Prior to that Greg was th head coach at Kamiak High School for two seasons and his teams made the district tournament both years! Lastly, Greg was a Varsity Assistant on the Bishop Blanchet "miracle" team of 2004-05, which defeated a Seattle Prep team featuring Martel Webster and Spencer Hawes (both now in the NBA), and helped lead the team to the State tournament! Greg currently is a P.E. and Social Studies teacher at Alderwood Middle School in Edmonds, WA.
Bob Nicol, Varsity Coach
Bob grew up on Orcas Island and played college basketball at WWU. The Vikings finished fifth in the NAIA National Championship in his Junior year. During his Senior year, he broke the school record for assists in a season and was voted to the All-League Team. After college, Coach Nicol played AAU basketball, winning the National Championship and the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. He spent three years in Australia, coaching and playing in Brisbane and Mackay. He ran clinics for Australia’s Junior Program and coached the Queensland Under-16 State Team to 2nd place in the Australian Championship. Coach Nicol has spent the last 14 years coaching youth basketball - the Select program and at WHS. Bob and his wife, Janine, have 3 boys, Tyler, Cory, and Tanner who have all played Select Basketball and at WHS. In his spare time, you’ll find Bob playing golf and tennis.
Bernard Thomas, Junior Varsity Head Coach
While it is his first year on the Woodinville Boys Basketball staff - Coach Thomas has a rich history of coaching basketball. He has been connected to Woodinville Basketball in some way, shape, or form for the past several years - most recently as a coach in the WHS Girls program. He has coached at various levels across the state for the past 20 years, working with youth programs at the YMCA, AAU programs such as - Emerald City, Puget Sound Flight, Northside Swarm and Friends of Hoop, and he has coached at Puyallup, Tahoma, Lake Washington, and Forest Ridge high schools. Coach Thomas also is currently a member of the women's basketball staff at Pierce College in Tacoma and works during the day at the Costco Corporate Office. He is one of 11 siblings and has a twin sister by the name of Benita. He grew up in Baker City, OR and is a long time resident of the Northwest.
Cory Smith, C Team Head Coach
Cory Smith is a 1994 graduate of Inglemoor High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball, earning All KingCo honors in all 3 sports. He received a BA in Psychology and Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. He received a Master’s in Teaching with certification from City U. of Seattle. Cory is currently teaching Health & PE in the Northshore School District at Canyon Creek Elementary. He has coached varsity football (Defensive Backs & Wide Receivers) for 11 years at Woodinville HS. He helped the Falcons earn a KingCo 4A title and a 3rd place finish at the Tacoma Dome in 2011. He has been coaching baseball for over 13 years from Junior High through college levels including Head Coach titles at Mercer Island High School and currently Sammamish High School. In 2010, Coach Smith led the Islanders to an 18-7 record including a KingCo 3A Tournament Championship and a share of the regular season league title. Cory was also named KingCo 3A Coach of the Year for 2010. Coach Smith also served as the Head C Team Boys Basketball Coach in the 2006-07 season.
Jack Snedaker, Assistant Coach
Coach Snedaker is originally from Los Angeles, where he played basketball and was a five sport athlete in high school. He has lived for several years in Japan, and moved to the Woodinville area in 2001. This is his second year as a member of the WHS Varsity coaching staff. He previously coached boys teams for several years in the Woodinville Select program, and also coached youth teams in AAU and NYBA prior to that. He has experience in coaching all aspects of basketball, from fundamentals and skill development through offensive and defensive strategy, but he takes particular pride in coaching defense as well as in utilizing his expertise in scouting, game planning, competitive intelligence and statistics / advanced analytics. He also enjoys coaching the mental aspects of the game, drawing on his experience and past studies in sports psychology. He is a graduate of UCLA, and he earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He owes his interest in coaching to the great John Wooden, whom he had the privilege of meeting and speaking with on multiple occasions while he was a student at UCLA. Coach Snedaker lives in Woodinville with his wife Sachiko and three children- Sandrine, Ashley and John. He enjoys helping young men succeed in basketball and in life, and he is driven in his ultimate goal of helping WHS build toward competing for Kingco and State championships each year in boys basketball.