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New Braves coach Woods has deep basketball roots

C.J. Woods represents the latest branch off a decades old Friday Harbor basketball coaching tree dating to the late Dean Turnbull, for whom the gymnasium at the island school is named.

Woods is now looking forward to setting down roots in La Conner as the new Braves head hoops coach.

The Friday Harbor and University of Idaho alum was chosen to succeed Todd Hinderman, an award-winning science teacher at La Conner Schools who guided the Braves to a State 2B sweet sixteen berth in 2019 and whose up-tempo style was popular with players and fans.

Woods joins Hinderman on the La Conner teaching staf...


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