Gavin Cree - Varsity Head Coach
Coach Gavin Cree enters his fifth year as head coach of the Islander program, having led MI to a 22-4 mark last season, the third year in a row with over 21 wins. The team also won its 23rd Kingco championship banner in 2013, secured the Kingco tournament championship and advanced to the State Tournament for the third straight season. Coach Cree was named Kingco Coach of the Year for the second time. Prior to being named head coach, Coach Cree spent five years at various levels in the MI program, including two years alongside coaching legend Ed Pepple as a Varsity assistant.
Gavin was a two-year Varsity letterman for the Islanders, winning a state championship in 1999 and serving as the team's captain in 2000. In September 2005, he was inducted in to the MIHS Athletic Hall of Fame. After a successful high school career, Gavin went on to play for four years at Pomona College in Southern California. His college career culminated in his senior season with a Conference Championship and a trip to Division III National Championships, advancing to the second round.
Following graduation from Pomona in 2004 with a degree in Psychology, Gavin moved back to the area and worked in the commercial real estate industry for five years before being hired as a Health and PE teacher at Mercer Island High School in the summer of 2012. He encourages all athletes at MIHS to enroll in his yoga classes. Gavin married his beautiful and very supportive wife, Jessica, in May.