John Flanigan, Asst. Coach


John graduated from Ephrata High School in 1987. At Ephrata. There he was lucky enough to be coached by four future Washington State Hall of Famers; Gary Archer, Bill Betcher, Marty O’Brien, and Dave Johnson. During his time at Ephrata, John was an All-State baseball player, two-year varsity wrestler, and a two-way starter on the football team. He was a member of three State Championship teams. John played baseball at Eastern Washington

University, and then graduated from Washington State University in 1993.

John has been married to his wife Amy for 28 years, and has four children: Katy 26, Kari 24, Joe 21 and Jackson 19.

John has coached over 80 seasons in Washington schools. He has been a baseball coach at Kentridge for the last 26 years, head coach since 2001. He coached football for 13 years and is currently the head golf coach for the last 14 years. John’s baseball and golf teams have been very successful and has had many state tournament appearances. John has been awarded SPSL/NPSL Coach of the Year for baseball on four different occasions.

John coached basketball for 11 years at the junior high school level, before joining another Hall of Famer’s staff, Dave Jamison, at Kentridge in 2006. John has been Coach Jamison’s JV coach and varsity assistant during a highly successful time. The Chargers have reached the state playoffs 9 times, while taking home five state trophies since John has joined the program.

The Charger JV team has a record of 195-69 during John’s tenure and are 88-10 over the last six seasons.

John credits his success to his wife and family, coaching three sports for over 27 years can only be achieved with amazing support and commitment from his loved ones. Secondly to his high school coaches, with four of the best coaches the state as ever had, he feels extremely blessed to be an Ephrata Tiger. Lastly to all the coaches he had learned from along the way, specifically, Coach Dave Jamison, who has been an amazing mentor and friend for the last 16 years.