Kamiak graduate named new boys hoops coach

Corsi has coached junior varsity team for the last 8 years
By David Pan | May 16, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Longtime junior varsity/assistant coach Brandon Corsi takes over as Kamiak High School’s new head boys basketball coach.

The last two months have brought some major changes to Brandon Corsi’s life.

The Olympic View Middle School physical education teacher got married in April to his wife Whitney, who also teaches physical education in the Mukilteo School District.

Corsi also finished up a Master’s program through the American College of Education last week.

On the same day he completed his graduate studies, Corsi was officially hired as Kamiak High School’s new boys basketball coach. Corsi replaces Cory West, who resigned to spend more time with his family.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity,” said Corsi, who was the Knights’ junior varsity coach for eight years and a volunteer coach for two years prior to that.

Corsi spent his first four years focusing on his junior varsity coaching duties but expanded his role with the varsity squad the last four years.

The 2003 Kamiak High School graduate took over the responsibility of running the offense.

“I had more of a mind for offense and (West) allowed me to kind of take that and run with it,” Corsi said.

The Knights are coming off their most successful season in school history, culminating with an appearance at the state tournament. Seven seniors are graduating but Corsi feels good at the talent returning.

“I look at it more as reloading instead of rebuilding,” Corsi said. “We’ve got five or six seniors with some experience. They’ve been successful. I am very hopeful and have a lot of confidence that we’re going to continue this trend of success. We have a lot of underclassmen with talent.”

Corsi doesn’t envision making any major changes with the program but instead will bring his own personality and passion for the game. He plans to continue and build upon the groundwork laid by West.

“I think it’s going to be doing a lot of the same things,” he said. “I think accountability, standards and expectations are important. I learned about communication and building relationships with the players. Success comes from all of those things.”

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