Tradition of Excellence

161 NWAC Championships
150 NWAC Regional Championships
12 NCWSA Championships
3 NJCAA National Championships
326 Total Team Championships
as of 2-8-2018
Spokane Community College Square Spokane Falls Community College
Jim McLachlan

Cross Country Assistant Coach


New to the Sasquatch cross country staff for 2010 is WIAA Hall of Fame coach Jim McLachlan of West Valley High School in Spokane.  McLachlan had spent the previous 40 years at West Valley coaching, as well as teaching PE and English, both boys and girls cross country and track and field.  In fact Coach “Otis” McLachlan started the girls cross country program at West Valley in 1975 and in the next three years his team went 33-0 in league with a state championship and two other state placing teams.  McLachlan had 37 state qualifying cross country teams and 14 state placing teams, of which 8 placed second or higher with two state championship girls teams and six second place men’s teams.  We are thrilled to have such an experienced and respected coach on our staff here at CCS.  McLachlan is the father of Head coach Sean McLachlan, who he also coached in high school at West Valley from 1995 to 1999 and included a second place XC team at state in 1995 and a second place track team in 1999.         

Jim and his wife Leslee of 38 years reside in Spokane.