Tradition of Excellence

160 NWAC Championships
218 NWAC Region Championships
4 NCWSA Championships
3 NJCAA Championships
as of 07-27-2017
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Jeremy Groth





Position:
Men's Basketball Head Coach

 
 
Jeremy Groth enters his 9th year with the Sasquatch and his 5th as Head Coach. He came home to Eastern Washington after spending 2 years playing and 4 years coaching in Southern California at Concordia University in Irvine, California.

In 2012-2013, his first year as head coach of the Sasquatch, he led them to a 21-10 overall record, they made the NWAC final 4 and ended up taking 3rd place overall in the NWAC.  In Groth's second, Spokane finished with an 18-13 record and advanced to the season ending NWAC Championship Tournament and placed 9th.  This past year the Sasquatch finished with a 19-11 record and lost a play-in game to get to the NWAC Tournament.  The 2014-15 team lead the NWAC in scoring (91.3 ppg) and FG % (47%) and also set the school record for season scoring average at that time.  During his 4th year, the 2015-2016 team went 29-5 and won the NWAC Championship for the 3rd time in school history.  The team led the NWAC in scoring (96.7 ppg), 3 pointers made (422), and also set the school record for points in a season (1173) and scoring average.  The 2015-2016 team also had 6 sophomores get opportunities to play at the 4 year university level with 3 of those guys choosing to continue their basketball careers.

As an assistant coach here at the Community Colleges of Spokane he helped Spokane to Eastern Region Titles in 2009, 2010, and 2012 while also placing 5th and 3rd overall in the highly competitive NWAC Championships in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Coach Groth is a graduate of Curlew High School, where he once held the state of Washington's all-time scoring mark and is currently 2nd on the list. He spent two years at NWAC East Region Rival Big Bend Community College where he earned All-NWAC honors and was named the conference's most inspirational player while helping lead the Vikings to the Championship game his sophomore season.

At Concordia, Groth was one of the key players on the 2003 NAIA National Championship team and the 2004 NAIA National Runner-Up team with a dominant ability to hit clutch three-pointers and stifle opponents defensively. Groth finished his playing career shooting .439 from three-point range with 264 treys, second most in school history. In 2003, Groth hit a school record 141 three-pointers, 41 more than the second best single-season total.

Groth graduated from Concordia in May 2004 with a degree in business/sports management and completed his master's degree in coaching and athletic administration in 2007.  Groth was a pivotal part of the CU coaching staff that produced a 105-34 record and three trips to the NAIA National Tournament, including an appearance in the 2007 NAIA National Championship game.

In addition to his coaching duties, Groth teaches Health and Fitness classes at the Spokane Community College campus. He lives in Spokane with his wife Kelli and their 6 year old son Christian and 1 year old son Carson.