Ninnis named to Hall of Fame
Clover Park High School head basketball coach Mel Ninnis was recently selected for the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association's Hall of Fame.
Ninnis has worked in the district since 1984 and has served as Clover Park High school's head basketball coach since 1995 with a win/loss record of 339 and 175. His teams have made it to the playoffs each year but two. Under his leadership, Clover Park High School has 14 league and district boys' basketball championships, six state appearances and one state championship in 2011.
"This honor is the result of years of consistently building kids up, holding them to high expectations, believing in their potential and pouring more sweat and tears into them than one man should possess," said Clover Park High School principal Tim Stults.
Ninnis and other Hall of Fame inductees with be celebrated at a banquet in July 2017.
Ninnis has coached at Clover Park High School for 21 years, leading the boys' basketball team to a state championship in 2011.