Deforrest Phelps joins the men's basketball coaching staff for the 2019-20 season. Deforrest coached at Kent-Meridian High School from 2013-16, where he was runner up for the 2013-14 SPSL 4A South Region Coach of the Year. He served as Bremerton High School's assistant coach for the 2018-19 season under Head Coach Miah Davis.
Deforrest is a local stand out, playing at Bremerton High School, where he helped the team to the WIAA State Tournament his senior year. He was named 1st Team All Olympic as well as the Olympic League MVP and the team finished with a 5th place ranking in state. He moved onto Umpqua Community College, playing two seasons for the Riverhawks, earning 2nd team All South Region his sophomore year. Deforrest ended his collegiate career at Western Washington University. He led the team in rebounding and was named 2nd team All GNAC while earning his Bachelor's degree in Child Development.
Deforrest has three children: Jalani, Dasia and Silas. Jalani recently graduated from Eastern Washington University. All are avid basketball players.