Ed Pepple, the state of Washington’s winningest high school basketball coach, died Monday morning at age 88 after a battle with cancer.
The longtime coach, mentor and staple in the state’s basketball scene spent 42 years at Mercer Island, where he won four state championships, 15 KingCo titles, a record 952 wins and leaves a legacy that lives on through the many in and out of his programs who he impacted.
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Many figures in the Washington high school basketball community and beyond voiced condolences, memories and more in the wake of Pepple’s passing.
Here are some reactions:
Listen to this week’s SBLive Washington podcast, where Dan Dickau remembers coach Pepple through those who knew and loved him: