Edmonds-Woodway High School Athletic Director Julie Stroncek said Thursday that long-time EWHS volleyball coach Mike Pittis — affectionately known to most as Pitt — will be inducted into the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame this weekend.
Pittis will be recognized at St. Martin’s College in Lacey around 8 p.m. Saturday, just prior to the state high school volleyball championship matches, Stroncek said.
Nomination criteria for the Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame includes someone who has coached high school volleyball in Washington state for at least 15 years, made a significant contribution to development of the sport and recorded 300 wins as a head coach.
“You don’t have to look far to see the impact Pitt has had on his former players,” Stroncek said in an email. In the Edmonds School District alone, at least five of his former players are now coaching, and all three current EWHS volleyball coaches also played for him. In addition, the head and C-team coaches at Meadowdale High School also played for Pittis.