Congratulations to Greg Lowell, Inglemoor High School’s head boys basketball coach and Scott Bullock, Woodinville High School’s head girls basketball coach who were both recognized by the Pacific Northwest Basketball Officials Association (PNBOA) as ambassadors! According to PNBOA, the organization believes ambassadors are outstanding representatives of the players, coaches, and teams of the game. They are courteous, respectful, lead by example, respected by their peers and are supportive of the officiating community. Each year, the members of the PNBOA vote for a high school varsity boys and girls player, boys and girls varsity coach and school ambassadors of the year.
“The recognition received from the PNBOA is one of the most meaningful things to me during my coaching career,” said Bullock, who was voted the 2019-20 Co-Girls Ambassador Coach. “Earning this award represents a journey of learning over many years.”
This award recognizes individuals who are courteous, respectful, lead by example, are respected by their peers and are supportive of the officiating community. Bullock was asked how he lives these traits and what role that plays in leading students. He said, “My students teach me as much as I teach them. I try to always remember that. It’s a journey we share together. Mutual respect for each other and those that surround us is always at the top of the list.”
Woodinville’s Athletic Director Cathy Boyce said, “I am so honored and proud to work with Coach Bullock for numerous reasons and I'm so happy others recognize the great work he and his staff do. This award stands for the many values the Falcons strive for on a daily basis. I appreciate Coach Bullock showing us how to win the right way.”
Inglemoor’s Lowell, who was honored as the 2019-20 Boys Ambassador Coach, shared the significance of the recognition to him and said, “The award from PNBOA means a lot to me because it comes from the officials association. The officials work hard to make our high school basketball season happen. The award represents respect and sportsmanship and that means a lot to me.”
Describing how Lowell embodies the characteristics of these traits and what role that plays in leading students, he said “I think the most important thing is being respectful. Players play, coaches coach, and officials officiate. We all have a role to play in a high school basketball game. Respect among all three branches, players, coaches, and officials, is a must. We are all trying our best to do our job.”
Lance Gatter, athletic director at Inglemoor recognizes the ways Lowell supports the Inglemoor community and said, “Greg is one of the most respected coaches in the KingCo conference. His leadership on and off the court for the kids is unparalleled on our campus. Every time I have asked Greg to take a few minutes to talk to a new young coach, he always finds the time. Greg's experiences have led to a wealth of knowledge not just with basketball but with coaching in general and he has always been willing to share his wisdom with the younger coaches. Inglemoor is blessed to have Greg on our staff as he continues to set high standards for our community!”