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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Carlquist hired to coach Odessa boys

WIAA Hall of Famer takes head job


Last updated 6/15/2023 at 8:12am

Courtesy Omak Chronicle

Newly hired Odessa head boys basketball coach Mike Carlquist coaches his Okanogan squad during a 2019 contest.

ODESSA - A 39-year coaching veteran and a WIAA Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee has been hired as the high school boys head basketball coach. Mike Carlquist, who was an assistant coach under HP Carstensen last year, accepted the job as approved by the school board Tuesday, June 6.

The 64-year-old Carlquist brings a long history of coaching stops to a program looking to climb back into state contention. He started as an assistant coach for two years in his hometown of Oroville, then took the head coach job at Coulee-Hartline in 1984. Almira joined the athletic partnership two years...

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