Mel Stubblefield begins his second season as head coach for the 2015-16 season. He was named head coach by Athletic Director Bill O’Connor in April 2014. He was an assistant under Bellevue men’s basketball coach Jeremy Eggers in 2013-14 before being appointed as the women’s coach by Athletic Director Bill O’Connor. During two seasons as an assistant coach at Bellevue HIgh School, the girls basketball team 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 fifth at state. Coach Stubblefield considers himself a defensive technician, which helped the staff install a defense that had the Wolverines averaging 14 steals per game and had the Defensive Player of the Year for the conference. Stubblefield’s philosophy is that defense is an action and not a reaction; and by having a great defense it will create offense and championships. He brings 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 High School 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, played 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.