New Coaching Staff


Marah Norris—Head High School Girls Soccer Coach

Tonasket High School graduate and a three year varsity player for Tonasket High School.  Marah played collegiate soccer at WVC and EWU. She currently runs the Tonasket Youth Soccer program and coaches young children in the program. 


Joshua Emery—Head MS and Asst. HS XC Coach and Zero Hour Fitness Coach

Attended Lindbergh High School in Renton, WA followed by Washington State University where he attained both his bachelor's and master's degree. Josh also served as a sports medicine personnel at WSU, helping athletes with strength and conditioning programs while recovering from injury.

He was the head coach for both girls and boys cross-country this last 2016 season in Chevak, Alaska. He sent 5 boys and 4 girls to state. His boys came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd during our regional meet and one of my girls won it. The boys competed both individually and as a team at the state cross-country meet. 


Tyler Graves—Middle School Football Coach

Tyler was three-sport athlete in high school. He played football and wrestled for Service High School in Anchorage, AK. He also played club baseball. As a senior in high school his family moved to Gig Harbor, WA where he earned a starting linebacker spot on their team and was an All Conference Honorable Mention that year. 

He chose to focus on his education after high school and went on to earn a bachelors and masters degree from Western Washington University. He has coached youth soccer for three years, and he has taught for the past 6 years in Tonasket.  He’s looking forward to coaching 7th grade football this year. 


Brent Baker—Asst. High School Track Coach

A graduate of Mercer Island High School in 1983 and Seattle Pacific University in 1987, Brent became a sports writer for various newspapers, including our Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune.  Brent is a big track and field fan, and is excited to join the Tonasket coaching staff. 


Andrew Grillo—Head MS Wrestling Coach/HS Asst. Wrestling Coach

Hello I'm Andrew Grillo and I am a Tonasket Graduate and former Tiger wrestler. I have been around Tonasket wrestling my whole life and have spent the last 4 years volunteering from little league to high school. I am excited to be an official part of the coaching staff and look forward to pursuing the successes that our wrestling program has achieved throughout the years.

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Cole Denison—Head HS Wrestling Coach

Cole Denison is a graduate of Tonasket High School and has served as Dave Mitchell's assistant for 14 years, and as our middle school wrestling head coach for just as long.  Cole is a two-time state championship wrestler.

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Aaron Small—Head High School Boys Basketball Coach

Aaron Small is a graduate of Oroville High School and began his basketball coaching career at Valley Christian located in the Spokane Valley.  He assisted the head coach for four years.


James Caddy—Middle School Football Coach

James Caddy is a Tonasket graduate and currently is a science teacher for the Tonasket Middle School.  James has served as middle school football coach in Madras County, Oregon and the middle school and high school football coach at Lake Roosevelt Middle and High Schools for 13 seasons.  He has been active in the Tonasket Youth Football League, and he is excited to be back coaching football at the middle school level.

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