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Southridge Head Basketball and Wrestling Coaches Resign this Week

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KENNEWICK, Wash., -- Southridge High School announced today that Head Basketball Coach, Jason DeVere, and Head Wrestling Coach, Dave Brown, are resigning from their posts.

 Coach DeVere has been a basketball coach at Southridge High School for 14 years, serving as a head coach for the past eight years. During his tenure as head coach, the Suns reached the playoffs six times and the State Tournament three times. Coach DeVere led the Suns to a 6th place State finish in 2007 with the District and Regional Titles being secured that year. Coach DeVere will continue to serve as Offensive Coordinator on the Suns football coaching staff.  He leaves saying, "We tried to build boys into men and win a few ball games at the same time."

 Coach Brown began his coaching career in 1987 at Kennewick High School before becoming the Head Wrestling Coach at Southridge High School in 1996.  During Brown's years as head coach, the Suns garnered many individual District and Regional Titles and sent many wrestlers to Mat Classic in Tacoma.  Coach Brown also coached Sun wrestler, Eric Schwartz, to the first individual state title in Southridge High School history in 1997.  He leaves saying, "I wanted to leave knowing that my final year as a head coach I gave everything I could to make our wrestlers the best they could be."