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BASKETBALL: Graham steps down as Federal Way girls basketball coach

After six consecutive trips to the postseason, including four-straight state tournament berths, Federal Way girls basketball coach Danny Graham has stepped down.

During Graham's six-year run as the head coach of the Eagles, Federal Way was an impressive 126-37 with six trips to the West Central District Tournament and four state-tournament runs. The Eagles finished second in 2011 and third in 2009.

Graham, a 1991 Federal Way High School graduate, stepped down to spend more time with his family, which includes three sons, ages 12, 10 and 7. Graham, however, will continue to coach the Federal Way baseball team.

The spring sports season in high school basically runs for three months and baseball plays games and practices in the afternoon. The winter season runs five months from mid-November to mid-March with games being played at night.

Josh DeYoe, who has been Graham's top assistant for his six seasons, has been promoted to head coach, according to Federal Way athletic director Miguel Perez.

The Eagles finished 22-6 this season and lost to eventual-champion Skyview of Vancouver in their first game at the Tacoma Dome, 55-54, in the state quarterfinals on a last-second 3-pointer.

 

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