Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Scott Orness - Head Coach
 orness

College Education: M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Technology, Antioch University, 2000

B.A. in Special Education and Elementary Ed K-8, Western Washington University, 1998

High School:  Rogers High School (Puyallup), 1994

Coaching Experience:  18 years (15 at the high school level with 12 as Head Coach, 3 at middle school)

Coach Orness is currently the Head Boys Basketball Coach at North Kitsap High School and previously was the head coach at Bainbridge High School for 11 years where his 2007 team, powered by Steven Gray (Gonzaga/France Pro) and Coby Gibler (Central WA Univ), brought the island into hoops-hysteria with their 24-5 run to the State Title Game. In his 11 years at Bainbridge, 18 of his players ended up playing basketball at the NCAA Division III level or higher. 

In his first two years at North Kitsap, the Vikings have compiled a 42-12 record winning two Olympic League Championships, West Central District Championship, and placed 6th at the State Tournament.

Coach Orness has been the recipient of the following awards: 
*2017 Kitsap Sun Super Six Coach of the Year
*2017 Olympic League Coach of the Year
*2016 Kitsap Sun High School Coach of the Year
*2016 Kitsap Sun Super Six Coach of the Year
*2016 Olymic League Coach of the Year
*2007 WIBCA 3A Washington State Coach of the Year
*2007 Comcast Washington State Coach of the Year
*2007 Metro League Coach of the Year
*2007 Kitsap Sun Super Six Coach of the Year 

Before Bainbridge, Coach Orness spent two seasons with Franklin Pierce High School as a Varsity Assistant and then Associate Head Coach under the tutelage of his father, Bruce Orness, and one season as a Varsity Assistant with Puyallup High School. During those three years, his teams won two league titles and earned three berths into the WIAA State Tournament.

Coach Orness played for Washington high school basketball hall of fame coach, Rod Iverson, at Rogers High School (Puyallup). He was a varsity contributor for three years and started his junior and senior year seasons. During his senior year, Rogers won the SPSL South Division Title, earned a trip to the State Tournament, and Orness broke the school single season assist record. Orness was selected as Team Captain during both his junior and senior seasons.

Coach Orness is supported by his wife Molly and their two children, Emma and Cade and have lived in Poulsbo/Kingston for the past 16 years.

 
Sean Olmsted - JV Head Coach, Varsity Assistant

Olmsted
Education: Olympic College with studies in Geology and Environmental Science.

High School: Bremerton High School 1988

Coaching Experience:Over 25 years coaching girls and boys basketball in the Kitsap Area. 
10 years as a high school and middle school assistant coach. Head coach of both boys and girls youth basketball teams over the course of 15 years.

Coach Olmsted is currently the head JV coach at North Kitsap High School and assists current head coach, Coach Orness with the varsity. Coach Olmsted has been involved in youth sports in Kitsap County Since 1990. He has worked with players of all ages to improve their basketball skills. 

Coach Olmsted was a 9-time Varsity Letterman at Bremerton High school lettering in four different sports. He played two years of varsity basketball under Hall of Fame Coach Les Eathorne. Coach Olmsted was a national ranked long distance runner who spent time living and training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He represented the U.S. In many international running meets competing against teams from over 30 different countries.

Born and raised in Kitsap County, Coach Olmsted has always extended a helping hand to those in need. From serving on the Board of Directors for many non profit organizations, to dedicating endless hours mentoring our youth, Coach Olmsted believes the most important thing that we can do is help our youth grow and become productive members of our community. 

Coach Olmsted and his wife Veronica currently run Olmsteds Nursey and O.L.D. Land Development. They have two sons that are currently enrolled in the North Kitsap School District and both boys have passion for the game of basketball.
 
Zach Anderson - Cteam Head Coach, Varsity Assistant
Anderson
Education: Finishing a degree in Religious Studies and Social Sciences with Calvary Chapel Murrieta and Liberty University. 

High School
: Martin County West High School, 2004
 
Coaching Experience: 8 years. (1 as an Assistant Varsity Coach and Freshman Head Coach and 7 as an assistant Freshman coach and basketball camp coach.)
 
Coach Anderson is currently the C-Team Boys Basketball Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at North Kitsap High School. This is his second year as a C-Team head coach. Last year his team went 17-2 in the Metro League. His goal is to develop and bring confidence to younger players in a step towards the Varsity and JV teams. 
 
Coach Anderson played Basketball in the Minnesota State Finals and began a college experience before moving to Washington. As well as coaching, he enjoys hitting the courts in the Bremerton league and is a 4-time champ. Basketball is in his blood and passing on that passion is what excites him most about coaching. 
 
Coach Anderson is supported by his wife Courtney and their 4 children, Rosy, Moses, Mirabelle and Abraham.
 
 
Corey McMillian - Assistant
 
 
Bill Hobaugh - Assistant
 
 
Randy Urquhart - Assistant
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