The Coaches

MARQUES CHINN

Marques began his coaching career in 2006 as an assistant coach at Ballard high school under Billy Rodgers. While at Ballard, Marques was part of a staff that helped the Beavers reach the 4A playoffs for the first time in 2008 and continuously made playoffs until he left after the 2012 season. The 2011 season was the most successful while at Ballard, making the 4A state tournament, winning the opening round game. Marques got his first head coaching opportunity during the 2012 season, spending 2 seasons coaching the Rams in the highly competitive Metro Conference. After coaching at Ingraham, Marques joined the staff at Blanchet high school under head coach Chris Bilanko. Marques was with Blanchet for 2 seasons, 2015-2017.


Marques’ AAU coaching experience also started in 2006 with Hoopaholics. While at Hoopaholics, Marques coached both boys and girls teams and ran many clinics and camps. Many of the teams Marques coached accomplished things no other Hoopaholics teams had ever done and helped change the image of the organization

MICHAEL RICHARDS

Michael began his coaching career in 2000 at Lakeside High School as an assistant coach under Bill Sauvage. He became the head JV coach and top assistant after 3 years. Michael moved to the Varsity Head Coach position of the girls team at Ingraham High School in 2007. While there, he coached the first Ingraham girls team in the last decade to win the Metro South Championship and placed third in all of Metro that year. Michael then went to Edmonds Woodway High School as an assistant varsity girls coach. During that time, he helped the team go to State three years in a row, where they placed 4th and 7th. Michael then became the boys Head Varsity coach at Lynnwood High School for 4 years. Following that, he went back to Edmonds Woodway High School as the head assistant for the Boys Varsity team where he currently coaches.


Michaels AAU coaching experience began in 2008 with the Hoopaholics. Michael was a key part in the development of the program and coached both boys and girls teams, ran clinics, camps, and training.

Team coaches and trainers

Jordan Rice

Jordan Rice attended Edmonds-Woodway High School and played varsity basketball for 3 years! He started playing basketball as soon as he could run. Jordan had an injury that cut his career short, but wanted to stay in the game so decided to start coaching. He is now the Junior Varsity head coach at Edmonds-Woodway, going into his 3rd season. Jordan has been coaching AAU for 3 years and loves coaching and being around the sport and the people he gets to interact with every day.

Greg Pharr

Coach Greg Pharr is a Seattle born native. Having been raised in Seattle area, he has a large amount of pride and respect for the surrounding communities. Greg joins our team with 20 years of coaching experience. His coaching skills spans from youth players all the way to the professional ranks. Greg has a great passion in developing boys and girls not only in basketball but in life. His life mission is to uplift and inspire youth both on and off the court. This enthusiasm is one of the reasons Greg was elected Seattle JR NBA coach of the year in 2020. He is excited and grateful to lead the next generation of basketball players here at NW Coastal.

Mia Hayek

Mia Hayek is a born and raised Seattle native. Started playing ball in 3rd grade and select ball from 7th grade until college. Mia went through a devastating injury in her first year of high school and damaged her shooting hand that required multiple surgeries in a short time period. She had to learn to play left-handed through high school until her shooting hand was healed. During high school, she played on Marques Chinn’s Hoopaholics select team and had very successful seasons and gained the confidence to play at a higher level. Mia attended King’s High School in Shoreline and played varsity for two years. Her senior year was cut short due to needing another wrist surgery. Her King’s team ended up winning 2nd in state in 2014.
Mia loves to encourage and support basketball and its community. She started coaching in 2019 with the Women’s Eastern Washington University Club team and worked with college girls. After graduating she then worked as a head coach with Run to Win and coached youth sports camps that comprised of 40-60 kids, ages 5-13, throughout the summer of 2019. Mia continues to play basketball on local women and coed teams.Basketball has taught her many life lessons outside of the game, and she decided to start coaching again in 2022 to give back to her community and to prepare kids that have the passion to play basketball at a higher level.