Jeff Reinland, Head Coach
Career Coaching Highlights:
19 seasons at WWCC: 315W-215L
14 Postseason Appearances
11 NWAACC Tournament Appearances
Coach Jeff Reinland came to Walla Walla Community College as the Head Men?s Basketball Coach in 1993 after spending eight seasons as a head coach at the high school level. Prior to his stint at Walla Walla Community College Coach Reinland spent four years as the head coach at Cascade High School in Leavenworth, WA where he turned around a struggling program and guided Cascade to the schools' first ever state tournament appearance in the 1988-89 season. In 1989 Coach Reinland moved on to Kelso High School in Kelso, WA where he took over a program that had not seen a winning season in seventeen years. Four years later he led the Highlanders to a District Championship and a 4A State Tournament birth, culminating the 1992-93 season with a 21-4 record. At the conclusion of the 1992-93 season Coach Reinland was named the Greater St. Helens League Coach of the Year, as well as the Southwestern Washington Media Outlets Coach of the Year.
Since Coach Reinland's return to Walla Walla Community College as the Head Men?s Basketball Coach in 1993, eighteen prosperous seasons have gone by, as he is now entering his 19th season as the Warriors head coach. This eighteen year stint is the longest of any Walla Walla Community College Head Men' Basketball Coach in school history. Coach Reinland's career at Walla Walla Community College has seen many highlights. His 296 wins ranks as the highest of any men's basketball coach in school history, and in his eighteen seasons at the Warrior helm his teams have qualified for post season play thirteen times and qualified for the NWAACC Championship Tournament ten times. Coach Reinland?s Walla Walla Community College teams have reached the final four of the NWAACC tournament on three occasions. Since Coach Reinland has taken over the Warrior Men's Basketball program thirty-eight of his players have gone on to play at the next level.
Coach Reinland and his wife Marti have been married for twenty-seven years, and they have two children, Max 25, and Drew 20.
Don Boen, Assistant Coach
Coach Boen enters his 16th season as Coach Reinland's assistant after serving nine years as Warrior women's head coach.
His 1990-91 Warriors posted a 19-9 mark, second best in school history. The 1989-90 Warriors qualified for the NWAACC Championships for the first time since 1981.
On the night of January 11, 1995, the Warriors defeated Big Bend 80-72 to give Coach Boen his 100th coaching victory.
Prior to taking over the program in 1986, Boen has been an assistant since 1983, and has been involved with Warrior athletics since 1969.
He has coached three seasons in the Warrior football program as well as serving as WWCC's sports information director from 1979-96.
Boen earned an Associate of Arts degree from Walla Walla Community College, served as ASB President in 1970-71, and earned a bachelors degree from Eastern Washington University.
Coach Boen stresses academic excellence as well as on court dedication and discipline.
He is proud of the fact that in nine years his squad led the college's athletic programs in academic excellence as well as qualifying for post-season play seven of his nine seasons.
Six of his Warriors won the prestigious Donald E. Minnich awards, given annually to the college's outstanding student-athlete for his or her academic and athletic achievement, the last being Gena McLain (4.0 gpa) in 1996. Boen's experience and dedication is a valuable addition to coach.
Mike Michaels, Assistant Coach
Coach Michels is entering his 26th season with the Warrior Men as an assistant coach, and has been with Coach Reinland during Coach Reinland's entire tenure as the Warriors head coach. Needless to say, Coach Michels has a very good feel for Coach Reinland's system and what it takes to be successful within it. Coach Michels' dedication to the Warrior Men has helped to create the coaching staff stability that is so crucial to any successful program. His knowledge of Coach Reinland's system enables him to help guide the Warrior players through the program, and thus gives the program its best possible chance to be successful. Coach Michels has been involved in coaching basketball for over thirty years, and served as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at DeSales High School in Walla Walla for nine seasons prior to joining the Warriors. During these nine seasons Coach Michels' teams won two league titles, one district championship, and made two appearances in the Washington 1A State Tournament.
Away from basketball Coach Michels is a highly respected U.S. History and Social Studies instructor at DeSales High School, and also serves as the school?s Head Track Coach for both the boys and the girls teams. Coach Michels? track and field teams have been amongst the most successful in the state at the B level.
Coach Michels' teaching skills, intensity, and dedication to young people have made him a valuable asset to Warrior Men?s Basketball. Mike and his wife Janene have three children.
Adam is in his second season on the Warrior Menís Basketball staff, and has made an immediate impact on our program. Not only does Adam have a great feel for the game of basketball, but he has come in and developed a positive relationship with our players and our staff. Coach Berg works well with the players and is a young coach with a bright future, and hopefully we can keep him around for a long time to come. He is a good communicator and is quickly learning our system and is effectively helping us teach our players the manner in which we like to play. We couldnít be happier with contribution Adam is making to our program. Coach Berg is a graduate of Eastern Washington University and possesses a BA Degree in Special Education, and has earned an MA Degree in Sport and Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University as well. He is a graduate of Kennewick High School in Kennewick, WA. Coach Berg has had assistant coaching stints at Kennewick High School from 2008-2009, and at Ferris High School in Spokane from 2009-2011. He and his wife Lauren currently live in Kennewick, WA with their newborn daughter.