Joe Harris Sr. - Former Lake Chelan (WA)High School Boys' Varsity Head Coach - Get Schooled #6

Basketball to Coach Joe Harris is more than a sport; it has been a way of life for him and his family , Joe spent 31 years coaching varsity basketball in Washington State at two different high schools, He taught for 6 years at Bridgeport HS and 25 in his hometown of Lake Chelan, Washington. Coach Harris Amassed a 516-260 career record as Head Coach with One state championship and 8 teams who earned a state trophy. In 2011 Joe was inducted into the Washington interscholastic Basketball Coaches Assoc. Hall-of-fame. He also been involved with WIBCA for many years and is currently the President as well as the Director of the Spring Coaches Clinic held annually in Lake Chelan.

Coach Harris been married for 30 years to his wife Alice & has four children, Kaiti, Joe, Jaicee and Makenzie. Joe has coached numerous other sports and currently teaches Physical Education and High School Strength and conditioning at Chelan Middle/High School

1998 W.I.B.C.A. State 1A Basketball Coach of Year,
2002 W.I.B.C.A. State 2A Basketball coach of the year,
1 State and 7 District/ Regional Championships,
13 League Championships,
13 state basketball appearances
11 time League Coach of the Year
1998 Outstanding Educator Chelan Valley Masons,
2013 SHAPE WA middle school Physical Educator of the Year

Coach Harris’s son Joe will be entering his 5th year in the NBA for the Brooklyn Nets this fall and we talk about that experience as well.

We believe you’ll find tremendous value in the wisdom Joe shares about his time as a head coach and as a basketball parent. We hope you use what he’s learned from basketball to grow your own game. Please enjoy this conversation with Coach Joe Harris from Lake Chelan, Washington.

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