Mel Stubblefield has been named Head Coach effective April 2014 for the Bulldog women’s baskeball program. He was an assistant under Coach Jeremy Eggers this past season in 2014 before being appointed Head Coach by Athletic Director Bill O’Connor. After being the Assistant Coach for two years at Bellevue HS, their girls’ basketball won the WIAA 3A state academic award in 2012 with the highest G.P.A for a winter sports team. The Wolverines went from a .500 team to winning the 3A KingCo title two years in a row. In 2013, the team went 25-4 and placed 5th at state. Coach Stubblefield considers himself a defense technician which helped the staff to install a defense that had the Wolverines averaging 14 steals per game as well as having a player be named Defense Player of the Year for the conference. Stubblefield’s philosophy is that defense is an action and not a reaction; which by having a great defense it will create offense and championships. He plans on bringing that same philosophy to the Bulldogs.
Stubblefield’s coaching experience includes Olympic HS, AAU basketball, and numerous basketball clinics, including the Stanford University basketball camps.
Stubblefield was a four year starter at Davis HS in Yakima, where he was a First Team All-Columbia Big-9 during three of his four years and First Team All-State his senior year. He went on to play at Yakima Valley College for two years where he earned All-NWAACC honors. After YVC, he went on to play at Montana State University-Northern where he studied communication and community service, and finished out his collegiate career earning All-Conference honors during his last two years.
Kathy Gibson started her coaching career at Redmond HS as JV coach after graduating from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Health and a Sports Medicine specialization.
She was hired at Mount SI HS to teach PE, Health and coached JV volleyball and basketball. After three years she took over the varsity basketball team which she coached for six years. She took the Wildcats to the state tournament three of the six years she was at the helm and totaled 99 wins while at the school.
Kathy made the trek west on I-90 to Issaquah in the fall of 1998. The girls starting putting Issaquah on the map with a determined defensive effort night after night, an inspired bench and great team play which became the trademark of Issaquah girls’ basketball.
In the spring of 2013, after 15 years of coaching at Issaquah, Kathy resigned with a 378-138 career record. Coach Gibson took the Issaquah girls to the state tournament seven times, placing in the top seven six times. In 2006 the Eagles made it to the 3A state championship game where they fell to a loaded Chief Sealth team 44-43. Kathy led the team to two district championships and five KingCo tournament championships.
Kathy lives with her husband Mark, daughters Quincey (19) and Camryn (10) and son Ty (17) in Newcastle. She teaches PE and Health at Pacific Cascade Middle School where she has been the past four years. When she’s not teaching or coaching Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, boating, vacationing, reading and watching her children’s many activities.
Coach Robinson enters her first year at BC. Before joining the BC staff, Coach Robinson coached at Western Washington University during the ’08 – ’09 season. Last season, Coach Robinson coached a Juanita HS. She also currently coaches youth teams with Friends of Hoop Seattle. Coach Robinson’s responsibilities at BC include post development, scouting, and recruiting.
Coach Robinson also played at WWU during the ’03 – ’08 seasons. Coach Robinson ranks second among WWU career leaders in blocked shots with 190. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at WWU in 2008.
Born in Austin, TX, Coach Robinson attended Kentridge HS and currently resides in Seattle, WA.
Coach Schweikart enters his first season under Head Coach Jeremy Eggers at BC for the women’s program. Prior to joining the Bulldog staff Coach Brennon was a Student Assistant Coach at Brigham Young University at Hawaii. At BYU-Hawaii, Schweikart was responsible for set up for practices and games, and was also involved with game film exchange. Coach Brennon’s duties at BC will include working with the guards, scouting, recruiting and on court coaching.
Coach Schweikart played three years at the collegiate level. He earned a walk-on spot at Idaho State University. After the season, Schweikart served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Following his mission, he played for Coach Jeremy Eggers at BC. He then went on to play at Southern Virginia University, helping the team earn the first national championship in school history. Schweikart earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from BYU-Hawaii with a focus in Coaching.
Born and raised in Bellevue, WA, Schweikart attended and was a four-year letterman at Newport HS where he was a two-year captain and leading scorer for the Knights.
When not at BC, he coaches for the Friends of Hoop AAU basketball program in Bellevue. Schweikart currently lives in Bellevue.