Alison Crumb enters her ninth 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.
Assistant Coach Danika Johnson
Coach Danika Johnson enters her fourth year as assistant coach, and was part of the coaching team during 2015 NWAC championship season. She was a standout at Port Angeles High School and also for the Pirates in 2009-2011 where she led the team in points and assists. Johnson played her final two years of basketball at New England College in Henniker, NH, before moving back to Port Angeles where she has coached at Peninsula and also for Sequim High School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in Teaching from American Public University. She teaches first grade at Hamilton Elementary School.
Assistant Coach Mike Knowles
Coach Knowles enters his seventh year as an assistant under his former player Alison Crumb. Knowles is well known in the community and the region for his extensive work as a basketball coach and mentor. He has more the 28 years of experience in both girls and boys basketball at Port Angelels High School where he coached Alison Crumb and Danika Johnson, and a host of other outstanding former Pirate players. His overall coaching record is 183-44 and he was part of the coaching team during NWAC championship season. Additionally coach Knowles is a retired Mathematics teacher at Port Angeles High School.