Head Coach - Rob Marlow
Rob Marlow joined the Newport Basketball Program in 2015 after coaching for three years at Liberty High School. During his time with Liberty he was the Head JV Coach for two seasons and the Head Assistant Varsity Coach during his final season with Liberty in 2014-2015. During his time at Liberty Rob also was an Assistant Coach with the Liberty football program from 2013-2015. Coach Marlow started his coaching career at Mount Rainier Lutheran High School as the Head JV Coach and Head Assistant Varsity Coach during his senior year of college at Pacific Lutheran University. During his time at PLU Rob was an exceptional football player, and was a captain his senior year. Coach Marlow graduated from Liberty High School in 2008. At Liberty he was a standout three sport athlete who played football, basketball, and baseball. He received all conference honors in all three sports and was also a captain on his football and basketball teams.
Coach Marlow has a vision to make Newport Basketball a fun and competitive program for student-athletes to be a part of for years to come. Below is his mission statement that his coaching staff and himself hold themselves accountable by:
Newport Basketball Mission Statement
Newport Basketball will unlock greatness in the young men we coach, and guide them into becoming men of action who lead with empathy and integrity. We also will fuel a passion for the game of basketball in its players, parents and community by competing at a championship level, and striving for excellence on and off the court.
Varsity Assistant - Jeff Hansen
Coach Hansen returned to coaching as a Newport Varsity Assistant in 2010 after previously coaching the Newport Select 6th grade team from 1993-1995, and was also Newport basketball player from 1990-93.
After high school Jeff attended Western Washington University where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. He has worked for King County since 1995. In 2001 he earned a certificate in filmmaking from the University of Washington and later worked on several local productions, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.
His true love though is basketball. Jeff was honored and thrilled to be a part Newport basketball's 2013 State Playoffs run, when Newport finished 6th, the highest the team has placed since 1967. He enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, cooking, sports and movies. He lives in West Seattle with his two pugs and is a lifelong Seahawks fan.
JV Head Coach - Colton Hafey
Coach Hafey is excited to begin his first year at Newport High School as Head Coach for JV. He attended Thee Renton High School and was a 3 year varsity basketball player. His senior year Coach Hafey transferred to God's Academy (Prep School) in Fort Worth, TX to finish his high school basketball career. After the basketball season ended he moved back to Seattle and graduated from Renton High School in 2012. Once high school was finished Coach Hafey had the opportunity to continue his academics/athletics at Fresno City College in Fresno, CA. After spending 2 years at Fresno City College Coach Hafey received a full ride scholarship for academics and athletics to Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS in 2014. 2 weeks into summer camp at Haskell, he received information that he and his fiance Madi were expecting their first child (Haven). While living in Fresno Coach Hafey coached at Clovis East High School for 2 years and volunteered briefly at Bullard High School before moving Back to Seattle in the summer of 2017. He has also coached for Renton Select Basketball 7th/8th grade and 16U through 2017-2018 and is now currently coaching with Eastside Basketball Club (EBC).
Coach Hafey has a passion working and helping kids while teaching special education as an IA at West Seattle Elementary and coaching basketball. His hope while coaching at Newport is to help each student-athlete reach their full potential on and off the court and mold teenagers into young men.
C Team Head Coach - Prince Lacey
Prince grew up in the Pacific Northwest area where he played basketball for Bothell High School. He went on to continue his playing career at Walla Walla Community College where he lead the NWAC (Northwest Athletic Conference) in made three point field goals. Prince began his coaching career volunteering as the boy’s fourth grade coach at the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club. Later, he went on to coach 3rd through 4th grade boys at Issaquah Select where the team had a very successful season. Prince then went on to coach and train boys in grades 4-8 for his former High School AAU program, Team I-Ball.
I’m very excited to be here to be here at Newport. I’m looking forward to growing as a coach, helping each player take a step in reaching their full potential and winning some games. Go Knights!