2019 Cascades Team Hall of Fame Coach: Al Aldridge
Al has coached the Cascades number one club for the past 20 + years and has won over 70% of his summer club games while competing at the top or elite level of every tournament entered. He knows how to win and what it takes. Coach Aldridge won his 700th game at Prairie HS in 2012, and his 6th State Championship as the Head Coach. He was a former Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Clark College in Vancouver, Wa. He finished at Clark with career win Number *786 for HS & college games. Al was Inducted into the WCAGBB Hall Of Fame in 2016, and has been inducted into the Prairie HS Hall Fame individually and with 3 sports teams as well. He was also inducted in to the Clark county Rotary Hall of Fame in 2008. Al was selected a National Runner-Up for the USA Coach of the year in 2000, and coached the WCBCA All America Team & Game in Conneticut and on national TV.
Coach: GC Hillburn
GC Hillburn joined the Pacific Lutheran University women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant prior to the 2018-2019 season.
Hillburn joins the Lutes after 12 years’ experience coaching at the college, AAU, and high school ranks. He previously served as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Kentlake High School for three seasons. Under his direction, the Falcons compiled a 61-22 record on the hardwood. His tenure included an undefeated SPSL Northwest Conference Championship during the 2015-16 season, an NPSL Cascade Division Championship in 2016-17, while finishing sixth at the WIAA 4A Championships in 2018.
Prior to Kentlake, Hillburn was an assistant for three seasons at Northwest Conference rival George Fox University. His tenure saw the Bruins post a 73-13 record, making two trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament, including an appearance in the national championship game in 2015.
Hillburn has additional experience as head coach of one of the Columbia Cascades AAU Program Teams, (2012-2017) based in Vancouver, Washington and Emerald Ridge High School (2009-2012) in Puyallup. Hillburn serves as the Head Trainer and Director of Basketball Operations for South-End Skills Academy since 2011 and has previously coached junior varsity boys basketball at both Seattle Christian and Skyline High Schools.
Hillburn earned an associate’s degree from Bellevue College before earning a Bachelor’s degree in business from Northwest University.
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