Ed Haskins has been hired as an assistant coach by WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent, the school announced today.
Haskins, 44, was the head coach at Seattle powerhouse Garfield High School for the past nine years and is a fixture in the area’s hoops community, having also been an assistant at Rainier Beach High School. He won two state championships at Garfield.
He also has ties to WSU, as his late brother, Aaron, played for George Raveling in the early 1980s. This positions him as pretty much exactly what Kent needs on his staff right now: Someone who (a) should be able to get Kent’s foot in the door with elite recruits, and (b) can extoll the virtues of WSU to skeptical city kids with some credibility.