Woolpert Named Sun Kings Head Coach


YAKIMA, Wa - When the rechristened Yakima Sun Kings take the court this season they will have a very familiar face pacing the sidelines.

Paul Woolpert, the most successful coach in Sun Kings and Continental Basketball Association (CBA) history, will once again be head coach of the Yakima Sun Kings.

During Woolpert's reign as Sun Kings coach during their days in the CBA was one of the best in the history of the league.

He brought a fiery passion as well as three CBA championships to Yakima. Woolpert was also an assistant coach on the 1995 Sun Kings team that won their first CBA title.

When the franchise and the CBA dissolved Woolpert took up various coaching jobs with other teams and leagues.

Most recently he coached Los Angeles Defenders in what is now the NBA G-League, but now he's back to coaching in Yakima.

Woolpert gave up a coaching job in Qatar to stay in Yakima where he and his wife live.

The Sun Kings hope to start play in January.

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