Waukee High School Hires Kevin Kanaskie As Boys Basketball Coach

Waukee High School has officially announced that Kevin Kanaskie will take the role as the next head coach for the boys basketball team.

Kanakie played collegiate basketball at Middle Tennessee State University before heading to play overseas in Germany. He held an assistant role at Quincy University before becoming the head coach at Ottumwa High School for four seasons. He most recently held an assistant role here at Waukee for the past four years.

Kanaskie knows the reputation of storied basketball programs at Waukee, and he knew the possibility to lead a team was too good to pass down. He credits the players and reputation Waukee basketball has for his reason for taking the job.

“The players, no question,” Kanaskie said. “We have such high character and special young men within our program. I have been a part of the Waukee basketball program for four years and know what the program means to people. I am truly honored to be a part of it.”

He believes that some momentum will carry over from last with the taste of winning still fresh on their minds.

“Although every team and every season is different, the experience of winning a state championship will definitely help the program’s continued success.”

Coach Kanaskie expects the Warriors to be a team to watch out for and compete off the jump.

“We will play a brand of basketball that is exciting to watch, we will play hard every time we step out on the floor, and we will expect our players to represent Waukee well on and off the court.” 

Kanaskie steps into a role previously held by Justin Ohl who stepped down from coaching after leading the Warriors to their first ever state championship.

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