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Meet and greet scheduled with new basketball head coach


Ryan Kirch has been named the new McNary High School boys varsity basketball coach.

A meet and greet is scheduled Monday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. at McNary High School for current players, incoming freshmen and parents.

Kirch fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Matt Espinoza, who coached the team for the past two seasons.

Kirch played basketball at Crescent Valley High School and Linn-Benton Community College. As a player at Linn-Benton, Kirch was a co-captain and made the All-Academic Team.  At Crescent Valley, he was team co-captain and his team won the Valley League in 1996 and was named to 1st Team All-League that year.

He has been an assistant coach at Stayton High School, Mountain View High School, and Crescent Valley High School.  He is active with other basketball coaching activities such as Cascade Sports Camps, the Gonzaga University team camp, OSU Basketball Kids Camp, the OSU Basketball Camp, and Willamette University Camp.