Snohomish County Explosion

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Snohomish County Explosion
ExplosionColor.jpg
Founded 2006
League IBL (2006-09)
NABL (2010)
Team history Everett Explosion
2006-2007
Snohomish County Explosion
2007-present
Based in Monroe, Washington
2008-present
Everett, Washington
2007 Season
Arena Everett Events Center
2007
Monroe Sports Arena
2008-present
Colors Yellow, Blue
         
Owner(s) Courtyard Media Foundation
Head coach Nathan Mumm
Championships 0
Division titles 1 (2007)
Dancers Dynamite Dance Team
Mascot Boomer

The Snohomish County Explosion are a National Athletic Basketball team. The team was based in Everett, Washington in 2007 and now in Monroe, Washington from 2008 and forward. The Explosion is owned by Courtyard Media Foundation, whose current President Nathan Mumm oversees team operations. The Explosion in the first season were the IBL's 2007 Western Division Champions.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

Player Rosters for 2007 through the Current Season

Snohomish County Explosion
Current Coaching Staff
Head Coach Nathan Mumm
Assistant Head Coach TBD
Assistant Coach TBD

2007 season IBL West Division Champions[edit]

On March 17, 2007, The Everett Explosion in its first season went 16-4 regular season, and 17-5 overall and won the International Basketball League (IBL) West Division. The Explosion sent three All-Stars to the IBL All Star Game. The first season for the Everett Explosion ended on a high note, being ranked number one in the nation by the Massey Ratings index. The Explosion is owned by Courtyard Media Foundation the current president is Nathan Mumm.

2008 season IBL[edit]

The Everett Explosion moved out of Everett to Monroe and changed their name to "Snohomish County Explosion" as the begin to build a new sports facility. Randy Redwine returned for the second season as the head coach. The team went 14-9 regular season, and 14-10 overall with a first round loss in the playoffs. Donald Watts University of Washington basketball star retired from basketball ending his career with the Explosion. The Explosion was successful in the move drawing attendance numbers close to 1000 people for key games during the season. The Explosion were also the first team to play a truly international game hosting the Chinese Shaanxi Kylins team May 10, 2008.

2009 season IBL[edit]

In 2009 the Snohomish County Explosion changed the coaching staff as Chris Weakley former Explosion player moved into the Head Coach Position and later returned as a player. This team finished 9-11 in the regular season and second place in the IBL Western Conference Finals defeating the number on seeded Edmonton Energy in the biggest upset ever in the IBL Playoffs. The team announced at the end of the season that it would not continue with the IBL league as the leagues stability was a concern with the Explosion ownership.

2010 season NABL[edit]

In 2010 the Snohomish County Explosion started the season with Chris Weakley as the head coach and was later replaced with Nathan Mumm taking over a sub .500 team. The team finished third in the league with an 8-4 record and was eliminated in the Playoffs by the Salem Stamped two games to one in the best of three series. The Explosion were 7-1 at home in Monroe and Chris Weakley set a huge minor league record scoring 1000 points with the Explosion in his career. The Explosion retired his number three (3) to the Explosion Hall of Fame during the NABL Playoffs.

Season Stats:



Team information[edit]

Division titles: West Division Champions (2007)

General Managers:

Nathan Mumm (May 2006 - May 2007) Brad Sturlaugson (May 2007 - Feb 2009) Sean Keck (Feb 2009 - Feb 2010)

Head Coach:

Randy Redwine (2007) Randy Redwine (2008)

Redwine coached the Explosion to a 31-15 winning record in the IBL along with winning the Western Division Title in 2007. Randy was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and attended Central High School. While in high school he earned All-State honors his Jr. & Sr. year and competed against Wes Unseld in basketball for two years. After high school he attended college in Wyoming, and afterwards he moved to Denver, Colorado. After playing for many years, he began coaching youth teams, winning 4 city championships in a 6-year span. He moved to Seattle in Oct. of 1982 and coached in several leagues, winning multiple city championships. In 1994 -1996 Randy coached a women Pro-Am team that featured Joyce Walker & La Shanna White who were both All-Americans. Under Randy's coaching, Club Seattle (Pro-Am) won over 10 league titles, 4 straight Reignman Classics, 3 RIP The Cut Championships, and 2 Emerald City Championships. He has coached various other teams and has an immense knowledge of coaching basketball.

Chris Weakley (2009–2010)

Coach Weakley went to Salem International University in West Virginia. He played two years of basketball under now Head Coach for the women's team West Virginia University, Mike Carey. He graduated with a criminal law degree. From there proceeded to play pro basketball.

During his playing career he set an NJCAA record for most three-point field goals in a single tournament game hitting thirteen out of twenty-one baskets from beyond the arc. He averaged 25.5 points per game during this season before moving up the Salem International. His post season accolades include setting an IBL record hitting ten three point baskets in 2007. After his collegiate career, Weakley endured 6 different minor league teams on his journey to the Explosion. Weakley has played professional ball overseas and helped coaching in the minor leagues the last 4 months in California.

He coached at Prince Avenue Prep in South Carolina for a year and a half where he was able to accomplish winning a national championship, while posting a 48-2 record, and graduating 12 blue chip players. He has had the opportunity to learn from great coaches such as Don Casey former coach of the L.A. Clippers, and Orlando Woolridge, former WNBA coach and current ABA coach, and Randy Redwine former coach for the Explosion in the IBL. As previously stated he has had the opportunity to experience pro basketball not only as a player, but also to learn the game from world level players and coaches giving him a unique amount of knowledge at such a young age. He feels extremely privileged and excited for the opportunity to coach and be affiliated with this organization, having played two seasons with the Explosion.

Nathan Mumm (2010) Nathan Mumm took over the bench for the Explosion in the fourth season halfway through the season.

Mumm was the Athletic Director and head basketball coach for Puget Sound CC and coached PSCC to a National Championship in the NACCAA in his second season for Puget Sound. Mumm a graduate from Marysville Pilchuck High School has coached on all levels including high school basketball for 10 years before being hired into the college ranks. After three years of college coaching Mumm was hired as an assistant coach for two years in the minor leagues.

Attendance:

Inaugural Game: 3,777 (4/10/2007)

Largest Game: 3,777 (4/10/2007)

Season Average: 1583 (2007) 845 (2008)

All Time Player records[edit]

Triple Doubles: Rashaad Powell (4/7/2007) Devon Greene (5/24/2009) Jason Hicks (5/23/2009)

Most Points (Game): 62 Devon Greene (6/28/2009)

Most Assists (Game): 24 Anthony Slater (6/28/2009)

Most Rebounds (Game): 21 Eddie Brown (5/30/2010)

1000 Points Club: Chris Weakley

Team Records[edit]

Best Regular Season Record: 16-4 (2007) Best Post Season Record: 2-1 (2009)

Winning Streak: 8 games (2007) Lossing Streak: 4 games (2009)

Points per game, Season: 129.60 (2007) Points allowed per game, Season: 114.40 (2007)

Most Points in a game: 184 (6/6/2009) vs Japan

Most Assist in a game: 32 (6/14/08)

IBL Most Three Pointers in an IBL Playoff Game: Nine (9) Chris Weakley (July 2007)

Most Points in an IBL Playoff Game: Fifty Two (52) points - Devon Greene (July 2, 2009)

Most Three Pointers in a NABL Playoff Game: Eight (8) - Chris Ferguson (July 2010)

Season standings[edit]

Full Season
Year Wins Losses Percentage Division
2007 17 5 .772 1st - West Division
2008 14 10 .583 3rd - West Division
2009 9 11 .450 3rd - America West Division
2010 8 4 .667 3rd - NABL League

All-Stars[edit]

2007 IBL[edit]

  • Justin Murray
  • Rashaad Powell
  • Donald Watts
  • Jamaal Miller

2008 IBL[edit]

  • Chris Weakley
  • Shawn Kemp (Ex Seattle SuperSonic Player)
  • Donald Watts

2009 IBL[edit]

  • Ike Ohanson
  • Anthony Slater
  • Devon Greene

2010 NABL[edit]

  • Chris Weakley
  • Shawn Wolter
  • Chris Ferguson

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