Silver bells are familiar sounds during the holiday season. On Dec. 26 basketball fans of Steilacoom High School can “hear a different kind of silver” when alumni players from past basketball teams gather to mark the silver anniversary of Coach Gary Wusterbarth’s career at SHS.
While Mr. Wusterbarth began coaching at SHS in 1984, the holiday alumni basketball tradition didn’t begin until 1995, making this year’s event the 15th annual game. The tradition was begun after the Sentinel team won its second state championship that year.
Besides watching players from the past, fans have the opportunity to see past team warm-ups and uniforms in a special pre-game fashion show, according to Coach Wusterbarth. During halftime Steilacoom Historical Education Foundation (SHEF) will present its annual SHS Alumnus of the Year award. Tip off time is 7 p.m. Don’t miss this holiday tradition.