Alison Crumb enters her eleventh year as head women's basketball coach at Peninsula College, where she has built a destination program for women's community college basketball. Coach Crumb has qualified for the NWAC Basketball Championship Tournament seven 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 had 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 Gabi Fenumiai
Former Pirate standout Gabi Fenumiai returns for her second year as the Pirate women's assistant coach. Gabi was a two year assistant coach for the women's basketball program at Columbia Basin College in Pasco before returning back to Peninsula. Coach Fenumiai was a two-year All North Region pick and a member of the 2015 Pirate women's team that won the only NWAC championship in Peninsula College women's basketball history. She also hold two rebounding records that still stand today. She went on to break scoring records at Evergreen State College where she holds the single-game record of 36 points and the field goal shooting record of 56 percent. She was named first-team all conference as a Geoduck. Coach Fenumiai earned her Bachelor's degree in Education.
Assistant Coach Mike Knowles
Coach Knowles enters his ninth 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 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.