Carlson returns to lead Horner girls hoops

Ted Carlson, one of the most familiar faces on the Enumclaw High sports scene, is returning to guide the Hornet girls basketball program.

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 1:22pm
  • Sports

Ted Carlson, one of the most familiar faces on the Enumclaw High sports scene, is returning to guide the Hornet girls basketball program.

The announcement was made early this week by EHS Athletic Director Phil Engebretsen.

Previously, Carlson spent nine years at the helm of the program. He joined EHS in 1998 and, during his tenure, the varsity squad rattled off 50-plus consecutive league victories, captured a handful of league championships and placed in numerous state tournament. For those accomplishments Carlson was honored with multiple Coach of the Year awards and twice was selected to coach in the Washington/Oregon All-State Game.

Prior to being hired at EHS, Carlson spent five years building a state power at Federal Way High School, a coaching stint that included a state championship in 1997 and a top 25 ranking in the U.S.A Today poll.

He eventually stepped away from coaching to focus on his children’s athletic endeavors. With both graduated, he is returning to the hoop ranks. In addition to coaching the girls basketball team, Carlson teaches physical education and health at EHS and is an assistant coach for the girls tennis program.

Enumclaw will have two new varsity basketball coaches during the winter season.

Terry Johnson was hired during the summer to guide the Hornet boys program. Unlike Carlson, he’s a newcomer to Enumclaw and does not work in the district. He most recently was an assistant to the mens team at St. Martins University and, prior to that, coached one season in Tennessee. He also has coached at several high schools in the South Sound region.

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