A Tradition of Success

Anthony Asbury

Assistant Coach

A 1994 graduate of the Mountlake Terrace High School basketball program, Anthony is in his fifth season assisting with the Hawks. While as member of the MTHS boys basketball team, Anthony was a four-year member of the program and two-year varsity player who was known for his outstanding perimeter shooting skills. Anthony helps our with our C basketball team.

Michole Mattix

Academic Advisor

In her seventh year as the Academic Advisor to the MTHS boys’ basketball team is Michole Mattix. An outstanding basketball player herself, Michole played basketball at Lynnwood High school from 1984-1988 and at Western Washington University from 1988-1992, going to Nationals in 1989. Her coaching career started as the “C” Coach at Ferndale High School in 1992-1993 and JV in 1993-94; then at Mountlake Terrace High School as the Varsity Coach in 1994-1999; then JV in 2008-2009. Michole also helped and coached her own children’s teams, 1st graders-5th graders. A current teacher at MTHS, she currently teaches Social Studies at Mountlake Terrace High School since 1994. Michole has been married to Chris Mattix since 1994 and has two children, her daughter who is a student at Texas Tech and a son who attends Mountlake Terrace High School

Tim Cashman

Assistant Coach

In his 13th season as special assistant to the basketball program. Tim is a former teacher at MTHS in the Art and Social Studies departments while also serving for years as the scoreclock operator for all home boys basketball games. Tim was a member of the freshman basketball team at Catholic University (1965-1966) in Washington D.C. and actively played basketball until his fifties. Tim is an instrumental part of the basketball program, as our former official scorekeeper and now mentoring all members to achieve in all aspects of life.  Tim also is overseeing the basketball programs "Alumni Mentoring" program which allows MTHS basketball alumni to serve as mentors to our current varsity basketball players. 

Al Shannon

Assistant Coach

A 1980 graduate of MTHS, Al played under legendary MTHS coach and hall of famer-Roger Ottmar and earned first team All-Wesco honors his senior year. In addition, Al played in the WIBCA All State game in 1980 where he was the game MVP.  Al hold numerous school records including most points in a season (483), most field goals made in a season (177) and held the school record for field goal percentage (60%).  After graduating from MTHS, Al went on to play for another hall of fame coach, Keith Kingsbury at Edmonds Community College and then went on to a stellar career at Central Washington University. It was at Central where Al played for his third hall of fame coach-legend Dean Nicholson. Al also coached at Central while earning his degree in Business Administration.  Al’s son Ryan is a 2012 graduate of MTHS and was also an All-State player for the Hawks.

Johnny Phillips

Assistant Coach

In his 23rd year coaching overall here at MTHS, Johnny has been very instrumental in the individual player development of each player within the MTHS basketball program. “Coach Philly” as he is referred to by his players, graduated from MTHS in 1990 and played collegiate basketball at Skagit Valley Community College in Mt. Vernon. Coach Philly has spent many hours working with the players in the off-season and lists as one of his major accomplishments winning the 2000 Franklin Summer Tournament. His overall goal with the MTHS basketball program is to “Help all Terrace basketball players reach their ultimate potential." Coach Philly says his number one quote that he lives his life by is to “Give 100% effort in everything you do!”  

Greg Wirtz

Assistant Coach

Greg has coached over thirty years at Terrace as a Freshman, J.V. and varsity assistant coach. He was the varsity coach at Meadowdale High School for four years where he teaches Physical Education classes. Greg has worked as a recruiter coach for Evergreen State College. Further, has had the privilege of working with a lot of good high school players that went on to play at the college and International Professional level. Greg's coaching philosophy has been patterned after "Hall of Fame" coach Roger Ottmar who he played and coached for. Lastly, Greg started his basketball coaching career at Terrace in 1978 and is the longest tenured coach in the Edmonds School District and WESCO.

Coaching Staff
Nalin Sood

Head Coach

In his 21st season at the head coach at Mountlake Terrace High School and 34th season overall as a basketball coach at the school, Nalin served under his mentor and legendary WIBCA Hall of Fame basketball coach Roger Ottmar for 13 of those. Nalin earned his B.A. in Business Technology from Central Washington and his Masters Degree from Grand Canyon University and has been teaching Business Technology at MTHS for 25 years. Leadership-wise, Nalin has been the President/Executive Director of (WIBCA) Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association ( for the past twelve years, President of the Edmonds School District Coaches Association for the past fifteen years and is Past President of the Washington State Coaches Association (  Nalin is an executive board member and past president of the National High School Basketball Coaches ( which represents high school basketball coaches across the United State. In the summer of 2018, Nalin was honored with his induction into the state boys basketball coaches (WIBCA) Hall of Fame.