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WB Coaches & Staff

Head Coach Alison Crumb

Alison Crumb enters her eighth year as head women's basketball coach at Peninsula College, where she is quietly building a destination program for women's community college basketball. Coach Crumb has qualified for the NWAC Basketball Championship Tournament six straight years. In 2015, Coach Crumb and the Pirates won the College’s second North Division Championship to qualify to the NWAC tournament as a No. 1 seed, where the Pirates soared past the competition to win Peninsula’s first-ever NWAC Women’s Basketball Championship with an overall record of 24-4. She followed up that year with back-to-back North Division titles, and back-to-back NWAC championship appearances, this time placing second in the title game. The 2016-17 Pirates then went went 10-4 for second place in conference play and 24-10 overall, reaching the NWAC Quarterfinals. Coach Crumb has also has an outstanding track record of moving her players on to the next level. Crumb, a Port Angeles native, began her college playing and coaching career following an outstanding career as a Port Angeles Roughrider. She played two years for the Pirates, leading them to Peninsula’s first division championship in women’s basketball in 2005, when she set a school record for assists. She went on to play at Western Oregon University where she got her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. She returned to Peninsula as an assistant coach under Julie Stewart and was then promoted to the head coaching position in 2009. In 2014, Crumb received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. In addition to coaching the Pirates, Alison works as the College’s Athletic Success Coordinator.

Jesse Ellis

Assistant Coach Jesse Ellis

Former Pirate standout Jesse Ellis enters her second season as assistant coach. She is a graduate of Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Strength and Conditioning. Ellis, who played for Coach Crumb at Peninsula from 2011 through 2013, when she led the Pirates to the playoffs both years. She then transferred to CMU where she played for the Eagles from 2013 through 2015. The Skagway, Alaska, native stayed on at CMU as a student assistant coach for women’s basketball and a strength and conditioning coach for track, baseball, softball, cheer, basketball and cross country. In addition to her role as women’s basketball assistant coach, Ellis is part of our training and medical staff with a focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation.