Coach Hansen is entering his 16th season as coach of the Auburn Trojans. During his time here, the Trojans have been to 14 post seasons, 5 state tournaments, won 4 league championships, and have had several players move on to play collegiately. Coach Hansen has earned SPSL Coach of the Year 3 times, as well as Tacoma News Tribune Coach of the Year in 2004. Coach is a 1996 graduate of Cascade High School in Leavenworth. Coach Hansen was the state’s all-time leading scorer in basketball from 1992-1996, scoring a total of 2,411 points during his high school career. Coach was the state A player of the year his junior and senior years, averaging 33 and 34 points respectively. Coach also played football and baseball while in high school. He then went on to play college basketball at Walla Walla Community College, where he was honored with all-league his freshmen and sophomore seasons. He was NWAACC player of the year his sophomore year, averaging more than 30 points per game and still holds many records at WWCC. After his time at WWCC, coach transferred to Eastern Washington University. Coach was a two year starter at EWU and was selected as a Big-Sky 1st team all-conference player his senior year. EWU also won the Big Sky Conference regular season championship that season. Coach Hansen appeared on ESPN’s Sportscenter when he hit a game winning half-court shot at Idaho State University, in which won College Basketball Play of the Year. Coach Hansen teaches Physical Education at Auburn High School. Coach and his wife Jessica have four children, Kaden (14), Carter (11), Avery (9), and Kobe (7). They reside in Auburn.
Ryan Hansen--Head Coach
Coach Brown is in his 19th year of coaching basketball, this being his 4th year with the Trojans. Previous to Auburn High School, Coach Brown was the head coach for boys and girls basketball at Mt Baker Middle School, was the head coach at Auburn Riverside High School, JV coach at Kentridge High School and Port Angeles High School. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High in 1995 where he was a 1st Team All-League player, averaging 20.2 points per game, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.4 steals as a senior. He went on to play at Green River College where he was team captain and earned all-league honors. Coach Brown finished his basketball career playing 2 years professionally for the Seattle Mountaineers in the International Basketball league (IBL). He earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and a Master’s degree from City University. He has taught history at Mt. Baker Middle School for 14 years. Coach Brown is thankful to be a part of the Trojan family and continue his coaching philosophy which is based upon fair play, good sportsmanship, and integrity both on and off the court. Coach Brown and his wife Sarah just celebrated 20 years of marriage and have 5 children, Jason Jr. Siarah, Madelyn, Jaylah, and Jesiah
Coach Way joined the basketball staff in 2007. He brings a vast knowledge of the game and has helped elevate our program to its present status. Coach Way graduated from Highland High School in Craigmont, Idaho in 1997. He then went on to Walla Walla Community College, where he and Coach Hansen were teammates for one season. After Walla Walla, Coach Way earned a scholarship to play at Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston Idaho. While playing for the Warriors, Coach Way was voted to the NAIA Academic All American team along with winning a conference title and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament. Along with his Auburn High duties coach Way is presently the varsity boys coach at Olympic Middle School. He’s been at the helm since 2005 preparing his players to play at the high school level. He currently teaches Physical Education at Olympic along with coaching basketball and track. Coach Way and his wife Lacey have 3 children, Cooper (11), Max (9), and Kinley (7). They reside in Auburn.