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Dennis Melcher

Dennis Melcher

Chemeketa Community College
Class of 2002

Former basketball player at Chemeketa who returned to his alma mater to become their first women's basketball coach. Chiefs won the Southern Region championship seven times and NWAACC titles in 1992 and 1995. Named NWAACC Coach of the Year twice and Southern Region Coach of the Year seven times. Also served as assistant men's basketball coach for five seasons under Rick Adelman, now head coach of the NBA Sacramento Kings. Coach Adelman indicates that Dennis was a major contributor to the success of the men's program and worked extremely hard to become an outstanding head coach.

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