coach BIOs

eric byrd

Head Coach

Team: 5th Grade

Family Since: 2017


Eric is in his second season of coaching and mentoring our newest Jr. Wildcats. He had previosuly coached recreational basketball teams for the Boys & Girls Club for three years — coaching boys teams at various grade levels, including Middle School.  Eric works for a dental equipment company and recently completed his paralegal certificate.  He grew up in Everett, WA and played basketball in High School.

krestian skrinde

Head Coach

Team: 6th Grade

Family Since: 2018


Coach Skrinde has hoops experience both as a player and a coach having played from 3rd to 10th grade and filling the role as head coach and assistant for both Recreational and AAU teams for the past 10 years. Krestian is a strong believer in fundamentals and development of skills in practice. His philosophy revolves around the idea that "Fundamentally sound players will take care of winning by itself."

will woodworth

Head Coach

Team: 7th Grade/8th Grade (B Team)

Family Since: 2018


I was born and raised in San Mateo, California and now reside in Lynnwood, WA.


I currently work at Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (ICOLPH) in Everett, WA as the PE teacher and Athletic Director.


Over the past seven years, I have enjoyed coaching some combination of basketball, football and volleyball.  Recently, I was the assistant defensive backs coach for Archbishop Murphy High School.  For the past three years, I have also coached Middle School basketball at ICOLPH, with my 7th Grade girls team going undefeated this past season.


My coaching philosophy is to give back to my student athletes the same experiences that made me who I am today. Growing up, I had tremendous coaches and mentors who helped me accomplish my athletic dreams and ultimately life goals. Playing sports taught me many life lessons, including learning how to team effectively – a skill essential to both the playing field and life.  I am a firm believer that effective teamwork cannot be taught; it must be modeled and experienced in order to be successfully internalized.  My goal is to reinforce basketball fundamentals and to provide rich experiences for my student athletes that will give them the knowledge and tools to succeed on and off the court.


Some personal information about me is that I graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Education.  I also have a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Ohio University.  I have been married to my beautiful wife Abbie (also a Duck) for the past three years. Together, we are huge Duck fans.  We have two cats named Stewie and Thomas.  I also enjoy playing golf in my spare time.

Ryan Kraut

Head Coach

Team: 8th Grade (A Team)

Family Since: 2018


I was born in and now also live in Bothell, WA. I currently work Loss Prevention for U.S. Security Associations at the Whole Foods in Bellevue and also own Northwest Hustle, a basketball training academy located in Bothell.


I started my coaching career at Emerald City Basketball Academy where I coached 3rd and 4th Grade boys, 4th Grade girls, assistant for 5th Grade girls, High School girls and boys, etc. I've also trained multiple grade levels including High School.


My coaching philosophy is "Intensity on defense, full-court press, and to bore the opposing defense with the repetitiveness of our offense while keeping the opposition off guard." I started coaching basketball out pure love of the game — a love developed from the time I was a child. I love the small details of the game, details that many players and observers miss and I simply love working with kids — helping them raise their Basketball I.Q. to a college level. It is my goal to mold them into more than just basketball players, but students of the game itself while at the same time they reach their own personal and team goals.

jim pebles

Head Coach

Team: 7th Grade Girls

Family Since: 2018


Bio Coming Soon

david hamilton

Assistant Coach

Team: All

Family Since: 2018


Bio Coming Soon





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