This is Coach Michael Kelly’s 27th season as a head basketball coach, all of which have been in the great state of Washington. His teaching and coaching stops have included Liberty HS (’96-‘98), Redmond HS (’98-’04), and Seattle Prep (’04-‘22) before this first season as a Falcon. He is graduate of St. Mary’s College of California where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English and, more importantly, met his beautiful bride Megan (Wilson) Kelly. Together they have four awesome kids: Declan (23), Bevin (20), Liam (16), and Rowan (14). He loves spending time with family playing cards, board games, and making food together.
This past summer Coach Kelly was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. In his previous 26 years as a head coach, he has amassed a 466-216 win/loss record. He has been fortunate to have 14 teams play at the State Tournament and reach the Tacoma Dome with two State Final appearances and a State Championship in 2006. He’s had players go on to participate at all levels of college and professionally, including the NBA.
However, what he enjoys most is the relationships he has built with players and the friendships that continue to thrive years after players quit wearing a uniform for him. Coach Kelly says, “I feel so blessed and excited to be teaching and coaching at Woodinville. It is important for me to be at a school that values relationships and sees and recognizes the uniqueness of each individual student. I have been welcomed incredibly well by the students, staff, faculty, and administration at Woodinville and hope to serve, form, and transform students in the hopes they find their authentic and best selves.”
Bob grew up on Orcas Island and played college basketball at WWU. The Vikings finished fifth in the NAIA National Championship in his Junior year. During his Senior year, he broke the school record for assists in a season and was voted to the All-League Team.
After college, Coach Nicol played AAU basketball, winning the National Championship and the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. He spent three years in Australia, coaching and playing in Brisbane and Mackay. He ran clinics for Australia’s Junior Program and coached the Queensland Under-16 State Team to 2nd place in the Australian Championship.
Coach Nicol has spent the last 20 years coaching youth basketball - the Select program and at WHS. Bob and his wife, Janine, have three boys, Tyler, Cory, and Tanner who have all played Select Basketball and at WHS. In his spare time, you’ll find Bob playing golf and tennis.
Logan graduated high school from Bellingham high school where he played tennis, soccer and basketball. He then went to Whatcom Community college to play basketball. After one season at WCC he got the opportunity to play for Western Washington University. He played there for three seasons and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in sports psychology.
Post-college, Logan traveled for three seasons to play basketball in Europe. His rookie season was for St. Poelten in the top league in Austria. The second season he went to Spain and played for Hestia Menorca who is in the second league of Spain. His third and final year he played in the Netherlands where his family is from and lives for Yoast United.
When Logan returned to the states he got his job at Woodinville High School where he works in special education. Logan is now finishing up his Masters degree in Sports Administration with an emphasis in educational leadership.
JV Team Head Coach
Cory grew up in the Northshore community and graduated from Inglemoor High School in 1994, lettering & earning All KingCo Honors in Football, Basketball, & Baseball. After high school, he played shortstop for Edmonds Community College and received All NWAAC honors and a full scholarship to Oklahoma State University, where he played in the 1996 College World Series. Coach Smith transferred to New Mexico State University where he led the Aggies in several offensive categories during his junior & senior seasons and was selected to the All Big West Conference team as a utility player and centerfielder respectively.
Recently, Coach Smith was the head baseball coach at Sammamish High School where he helped the Totems to a State Playoff appearance in 2015. He was also the head coach at Mercer Island High School from 2009-2012 where he led the Islanders to a KingCo 3A championship and the first State Playoff win in over 10 years.
Cory was also voted KingCo 3A Coach of the Year in 2010. Coach Smith has been a part of the Woodinville community for many years now, coaching Football since 2002 & Basketball since 2014.
He is currently teaching Health & P.E. at Timbercrest Middle School. Coach Smith has coached with Woodinville baseball team since 2016 & has coached the JV basketball team at WHS for a total of nine years. Cory has been married to his lovely wife Elizabeth for eight years, traveling when they can, and living the dream.
Freshman Team Head Coach
Kevin has been a local Eastside resident for 35 years and been coaching for 15. He went to Issaquah High and played for Sam Moscatel, who is the varsity girls assistant head coach. Kevin takes family seriously and was humbled to get to coach with Sam.
Starting in AAU, Kevin coached 6/7/8th grade boys. Kevin also coached the girls JV team at Skyline. Kevin ended up parlaying that basketball coaching experience into corporate consulting, building teams for finance and real estate companies.
Kevin understands teams, how each player within that team plays a part and how each team member is motivated and discouraged by internal and external influences that are rarely the same.