OHHS names new coaches / Football, boys basketball

New boys basketball coach Nate Sullivan	(Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

New boys basketball coach Nate Sullivan (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor High School filled two coaching vacancies earlier this month.

Athletic Director Jerrod Fleury announced the selection of Marcus Hughes to run the football program and Nate Sullivan to head the boys basketball team.

Hughes coached high school football in New York for seven years and in California for three. The Diamond Bar, Calif., resident worked at the community college level the past two seasons and served as the running backs coach at Fullerton College in 2018.

The Wildcats began spring camp this week.

“We had a great day,” Hughes said after the opening session. “I learned a lot about the kids. They are eager and disciplined; they impressed me a lot.”

Sullivan comes to Oak Harbor after serving as an assistant coach in Anacortes for 11 years.

“I was thinking about becoming a head coach for a while, and this opportunity came up,” he said. “I get to stay close to home and keep my professional career.”

Sullivan works as a commercial crab fisherman.

The Wildcats are currently putting in their offseason work, and Sullivan and his players hosted a three-school scrimmage Wednesday, June 12, when Anacortes and South Whidbey came to town.

Oak Harbor will travel to Eugene for team camp at the University of Oregon at the end of the month.

New Oak Harbor High School football coach Marcus Hughes watches a drill during spring camp Tuesday. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

New Oak Harbor High School football coach Marcus Hughes watches a drill during spring camp Tuesday. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor’s Mason Myers shoots a jumper between to South Whidbey defenders in a scrimmage Wednesday. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor’s Mason Myers shoots a jumper between to South Whidbey defenders in a scrimmage Wednesday. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor football players work on their footwork during a drill Tuesday. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor football players work on their footwork during a drill Tuesday. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

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