Greg Lowell


Greg Lowell grew up in basketball crazed Anacortes. Lowell played three sports in high school. In football he played quarterback, baseball a 3rd baseman, and basketball a point guard. He later played a year of baseball at WSU. Lowell played for some outstanding coaches including Dick Andrew in football and Tye Tiland in baseball. But it was the lessons he learned on the basketball floor from legendary coach Loren Anderson and Chris Borgen that guided Lowell’s future interests. He also is a son of a coach, Duane Lowell who coached football and baseball at Bothell High School and Shoreline Community College.

After college, Lowell’s first teaching and coaching job was under Steve Segadelli at Blanchet High School from 1985-1987. Greg taught math and coached the frosh team the first year and the JV team the second year. Under Segadelli the Varsity team finished 3rd in the state in 1987. The lessons learned from Segadelli’s practice organization and commitment to defense in coaching a talented team in the tough Metro league would help Greg greatly in his coaching career.

In the fall of 1987 Lowell took a job at Inglemoor High School as a math teacher and basketball coach. He assisted his first year as the JV coach under Jim Moore. He then became the Varsity basketball coach in 1988 and has been the head coach at Inglemoor the past 33 years. At Inglemoor, Lowell’s teams have had 26 league playoff berths, 23 district playoff berths, and State Tournament appearances in 1991-92, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2016-17, and 2019-20.

Inglemoor placed 5th in 2005, 8th in 2006, and 7th in 2009. In 2004-05 and 2005-06 Inglemoor won its first back to back Kingco League Titles when the Metro league was also a part of Kingco. Greg has been the Kingco League Coach of the Year in 1995-96, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2016-

17. He was the Seattle Times Coach of the Year in 2005-06 and the Eastside Journal Coach of the Year in 1999-2000. From 2000-2010, Inglemoor had eight winning seasons, winning 66% of its games with a record of 162 wins and 83 losses. Lowell’s career won loss record at Inglemoor is 404 wins and 354 losses.

Coach Lowell has coached a variety of teams at Inglemoor over the past 33 years. His philosophy has emphasized team play, hard work, and defense. Inglemoor has run motion offense and played man to man defense for the past 33 years. But more importantly he has emphasized the positive development of his players as people in the program. Inglemoor won the academic state title award for boys basketball in 1990 and 2000 for the highest team GPA.

Coach Lowell has learned a lot about coaching from his coaching friends: Jerry Koester (Redmond, Cascade), Craig Dexter (Juanita, Redmond) , Keith Kingsbury ( Edmonds CC), and longtime football coach Frank Naish (Inglemoor). Competing against and watching their teams play has helped Lowell greatly in his coaching. He has also enjoyed competing against so many great coaches in the Kingco league over the past 33 seasons. Greg was the WIBCA league rep to the coaches association for 9 seasons and has enjoyed his involvement with coaches from around the state of Washington.