Ken Bone

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Ken Bone
Ken Bone in 2011.jpg
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant coach
Team Gonzaga
Conference WCC
Biographical details
Born (1958-05-21) May 21, 1958 (age 58)
Seattle, Washington
Playing career
1978–1979 Shoreline CC
1979–1980 Edmonds CC
1980–1982 Seattle Pacific
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1983 Shorecrest HS (asst.)
1983–1984 Cal State Stanislaus (asst.)
1984–1985 Cal State Stanislaus
1985–1986 Olympic CC
1986–1990 Seattle Pacific (asst.)
1990–2002 Seattle Pacific
2002–2005 Washington (asst.)
2005–2009 Portland State
2009–2014 Washington State
2014–2016 Montana (assoc.)
2016–present Gonzaga (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 419–275 (.604)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big Sky regular season championship (2008)
Big Sky Tournament championship (2008, 2009)

Kenneth Walter "Ken" Bone (born (1958-05-21)May 21, 1958[1]) is an American basketball coach who is currently the Head men's basketball coach at Seattle University.

Coaching career[edit]

Bone, a Seattle, Washington native,[1] graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1983. He was an assistant coach at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington and Cal State Stanislaus before returning to Seattle Pacific as an assistant coach in 1986, becoming head coach in 1990. In twelve years at Seattle Pacific, he compiled a 253–97[2][3] (72.3%) record and made 8 appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament, reaching the semifinals in 2000.[4] From 2002 to 2005, Bone was an assistant coach at Washington,[2][3] where he helped recruit all-time Huskies rebounding leader[5] and former NBA player Jon Brockman,[6] who was coached by Bone's older brother,[7] Len Bone, the Snohomish High School boys' basketball coach.[8]

In 2005, Ken Bone became head coach at Portland State and was selected as the 2007–08 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year after taking the Vikings to their first ever NCAA Tournament.[4] In 2009, Bone coached the Vikings to a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament.[4] In four years with Portland State, Bone compiled a 77–49 record.[2][3]

In 2009, Bone accepted an offer to become the head coach at Washington State.[2][4] He signed a 7-year contract.[9]

Bone was dismissed from the WSU Basketball program on March 18 of 2014 when Athletic Director, Bill Moos, elected to pay off the remaining two years on his seven-year contract. This was following a 2014 campaign that saw the Cougars go 10-21 overall and 3-15 in conference play.[10]

After leaving WSU, Bone spent two years as an associate head coach at Montana,[11] then joined Gonzaga as an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season.[12]

Bone has been recognized nationally as a top offensive-minded coach both as assistant and head coach. His teams at Seattle Pacific University, Portland State, and Washington State routinely ranked amongst the nation's elite in offensive efficiency.[13]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cal State Stanislaus () (1984–1985)
1984–85 Cal State Stanislaus 5–20
Cal State Stanislaus: 5–20 (.200)
Olympic (NWAACC) (1985–1986)
1985–86 Olympic 12-14 6-6 4th (North)
Olympic: 12-14 (.461) 6-6 (.500)
Seattle Pacific (Great Northwest Conference/Pacific West Conference/Great Northwest Athletic Conference) (1990–2002)
1990–91 Seattle Pacific 17–10 5–3 T–1st
1991–92 Seattle Pacific 23–8 7–3 T–1st
1992–93 Seattle Pacific 21–9 7–3 T–3rd
1993–94 Seattle Pacific 18–10 6–6 T–3rd NCAA 1st Round
1994–95 Seattle Pacific 20–9 9–3 1st NCAA 3rd Round
1995–96 Seattle Pacific 23–6 9–3 T–1st NCAA 3rd Round
1996–97 Seattle Pacific 18–9 6–6 T–3rd
1997–98 Seattle Pacific 18–12 7–5 T–2nd NCAA 3rd Round
1998–99 Seattle Pacific 23–8 12–6 T–3rd NCAA 3rd Round
1999–00 Seattle Pacific 27–5 12–2 1st NCAA Semifinal
2000–01 Seattle Pacific 21–6 14–4 2nd NCAA 1st Round
2001–02 Seattle Pacific 24–5 15–3 T–1st NCAA 2nd Round
Seattle Pacific: 253–97[2] (.723) 109–47 (.699)
Portland State (Big Sky Conference) (2005–2009)
2005–06 Portland State 12–16[14] 5–9[14] T–5th[15]
2006–07 Portland State 19–13[16] 9–7[16] 4th[17]
2007–08 Portland State 23–10[18] 14–2[18] 1st[19] NCAA 1st Round[18]
2008–09 Portland State 23–10[20] 11–5[20] T–2nd[21] NCAA 1st Round[20]
Portland State: 77–49[2] (.611) 44–23 (.657)
Washington State (Pac-10 Conference/Pac-12 Conference) (2009–2014)
2009–10 Washington State 16–15[22] 6–12[22] 10th[23]
2010–11 Washington State 22–13[24] 9–9[24] 6th[25] NIT Semifinals[24]
2011–12 Washington State 19–18[26] 7–11[26] T–8th[27] CBI Finals[26]
2012–13 Washington State 13–19[28] 4–14[28] T–11th[29]
2013–14 Washington State 10–21[28] 3–15[28] 11th[30]
Washington State: 80–86 (.482) 29–62 (.319)
Total: 429–266 (.617)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ken Bone Profile - University of Washington Official Athletic Site
  2. ^ a b c d e f Washington State hires Ken Bone as head coach - ESPN
  3. ^ a b c Washington State Cougars introduce Ken Bone as new hoops coach - ESPN
  4. ^ a b c d Withers, Bud (April 7, 2009). "Ken Bone is new WSU men's basketball coach". The Seattle Times. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ Washington Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks - Recap - January 15, 2009 - ESPN
  6. ^ Ken Bone Profile - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
  7. ^ Ross leads Huskies to win over Cougars | HeraldNet.com - Sports
  8. ^ Dana O'Neil: Ken Bone aiming to keep Washington State on the national map - ESPN
  9. ^ New Washington State basketball coach Ken Bone signs 7-year contract - ESPN
  10. ^ WSU fires basketball coach Ken Bone
  11. ^ Griz associate head basketball coach Bone to step down - The Missoulian
  12. ^ Ken Bone joining Zags' coaching staff - KREM
  13. ^ It’s a matter of style, and Cougars choose Ken Bone
  14. ^ a b Portland State Vikings Basketball 2005-06 Schedule - Vikings Home and Away - ESPN
  15. ^ Big Sky Conference Standings (2005–06) - College Basketball - ESPN
  16. ^ a b Portland State Vikings Basketball 2006-07 Schedule - Vikings Home and Away - ESPN
  17. ^ Big Sky Conference Standings (2006–07) - College Basketball - ESPN
  18. ^ a b c Portland State Vikings Basketball 2007-08 Schedule - Vikings Home and Away - ESPN
  19. ^ Big Sky Conference Standings (2007–08) - College Basketball - ESPN
  20. ^ a b c Portland State Vikings Basketball 2008-09 Schedule - Vikings Home and Away - ESPN
  21. ^ Big Sky Conference Standings (2008–09) - College Basketball - ESPN
  22. ^ a b Washington State Cougars Basketball 2009-10 Schedule - Cougars Home and Away - ESPN
  23. ^ Pac-12 Conference Standings (2009–10) - College Basketball - ESPN
  24. ^ a b c Washington State Cougars Basketball 2010-11 Schedule - Cougars Home and Away - ESPN
  25. ^ Pac-12 Conference Standings (2010–11) - College Basketball - ESPN
  26. ^ a b c Washington State Cougars Basketball 2011-12 Schedule - Cougars Home and Away - ESPN
  27. ^ Pac-12 Conference Standings (2011–12) - College Basketball - ESPN
  28. ^ a b c d Washington State Cougars Basketball 2012-13 Schedule - Cougars Home and Away - ESPN Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "sched13" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  29. ^ Pac-12 Conference Standings (2012–13) - College Basketball - ESPN
  30. ^ Pac-12 Conference Standings (2013–14) - College Basketball - ESPN

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