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Yakutat Eagles Coaching Staff

Boys Basketball

After taking a couple years from coaching basketball, Bert Adams, Jr. is in his second year as co-coach of the Eagle. He coached the Yakutat Eagles from 1994 to 1996. He was gone for a year and resumed coaching in 1998 and 2009. In 2006 his boys brought home the school’s first ever 2A State Title. Last season the Eagles record was 18-9 over- all and 15-2 in the southeast region, winning the regional championship and earning the right to go to state. In the State tournament his team advanced to the state semi-finals.  Adams has been coaching basketball for a total of 16 years. He graduated from Yakutat High school in 1984. His basketball experience began when he was a 9th grader at North Mercer Middle School at Mercer Island, Washington in1981. He moved back to Yakutat that year and was a member of the Eagles from 1982-84 where he was coached by Larry Eklund.

Coach Adams is married to Maina; they have two children: Christian (10) and Arthur (6); from a previous marriage there are Stephen (21) and Kasia (16).

Boys Co- Coach/Athletic Director is Joe Klushkan. His wife is Connie and they have two children: Jack (24 and Kalen (16). Fresh out of college he started coaching in 1992 when he started his teaching career with the Yakutat School District. He coached the girls until 1996 and then took over the boys program for the 1997-98 season. He guided the boys to State in 1998 and took the team to Yakutat High Schools first ever State Championship game finishing as Runner-up. He resumed coaching the girls and from that time pointed the Lady Eagles to seven regional championships, was runner up in two State championships and won two consecutive state championships. Klushkan has been in the coaching business for seventeen years. He is a 1983 graduate of Yakutat High School and played his high school basketball on the Yakutat Eagles court from 1980-83 under the coaching skills of Tim Kenworthy and Larry Eklund.

Girls Basketball

Rose Gordon is the new Lady Eagles coach this school season.  Last year she served as the assistant coach to her brother, Charlie Russell. Rose began to prepare herself by coaching the Jr. High girls from 2008 to 2010. She played her high school ball for Lady Eagles from 1981-1984. Laura Rybird and Matt Wheeler were coaches during that time. She graduated from Yakutat High School in 1984. Rose is married to Russell Gordon, who is employed by the State Department of Transportation in Yakutat. She has two Children: Stephen (21), Kasia (16). Her daughter, Kasia, is a junior on the Lady Eagles.

The Jr. High Programs

Jr. High Boys coach Shea Jackson is a 2009 graduate of Yakutat High School. He started his coaching career in 2011. He played with the Eagles from 2007-2009 under Bertrand Adams, Jr. Shea works for Alaska Airlines. No doubt coach Jackson has a promising career with the Yakutat Eagles and we look forward to watching his progress this year.

Rose Fraker started her coaching experience for the Jr. High Girls in 2011. She graduated from Yakutat High School in 2009 and as a Yakutat Lady Eagle she lead the Lady Eagles in two State championships under the coaching of Joe Klushkan. Her basketball experience includes playing for the Lady Eagles from 2006-2009 under coach Klushkan (2006-2008) and Charles Russell (2009). Rose is 2-time Alaska Player of the Year for 2A. Rose is an employee of the Transportation Safety Administration. We look forward to Rose building a strong resume on behalf of the Yakutat Basketball program this year.