The longtime boys and girls basketball coach was named the athletic director.
The Bulldogs are getting healthy at the right time, and they beat Bethel in the quarterfinals 55-41.
The Saint Mary's commit had 26 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals in a 61-49 win over Federal way.
The Eagles, usually a state favorite, are under the radar this year, but they took care of the Tigers 78-57.
The three-star guard was in a walking boot when the Fighting Irish won state last year.
It has been growing since it debuted in 2007, and numbers have doubled over the last four years alone.
It's about all the work put in during the offseason to keep the state's top teams on top.
For years, the Seattle league saw little success at Mat Classic, but increased participation and some new coaches are reversing the trend.